defrag problems

  Mart-G 12:11 13 Dec 2003
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defrag
Hi everyone, I too have a problem with my defragmentation utility. I am running winXP Home edition 80gb 2.6ghz, each time i go into defragmentation mode and press the defrag button I get a message from windows telling me my hard drive is "read only". Just great it seems microsoft has taken over my computer rather than working with it.!!
Any help would be appriciated

Cheers Mart-G

  igk 14:09 13 Dec 2003

Hi,
Are you logged on as an administrator? see here click here;EN-US;305781
This may help.

  igk 14:10 13 Dec 2003

I will try again
click here;EN-US;305781 try this

  VoG II 14:11 13 Dec 2003
  powerless 14:12 13 Dec 2003

Allow me

click here

  Diodorus Siculus 14:13 13 Dec 2003

Or try going into safe mode (f8 at startup) and run defrag from there.

  igk 14:14 13 Dec 2003

These links are not working on this bb for some reason, go to the microsoft knowledge base and do a search for article 305781 "how to analyze and defragment in win xp" I think you will find your answer here.hth

  VoG II 14:14 13 Dec 2003
  igk 14:15 13 Dec 2003

Thank You Powerless.

  igk 14:16 13 Dec 2003

Oh and VoG (its not being a very good day today)!!!

  Thinking Bunny 15:36 13 Dec 2003

My Microsoft Windows 98 defrag has begun to stops and re-start after 4 per cent. Anyone with ideas?

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