Quite recently I have been unable to defrag. my computer. In WIndows 98 it get to 2% and then restarts saying "the drive is rewriting". I have no idea what this means and hope someone can help. I close down programmes that are running and also in the right-hand task bar. many thanks in anticipation.
empty your right hand tool bar at the bottom of your screeen, remove all you can, then do a defrag then just shut down in restart, and all will come back,don't for get it takes a while to defrag your c drive.
Had the same problem - think it was caused by the items running in the tool bar as suggested. I found it difficult to get a list of running programs - did it eventually by installing a program called registry cleaner from a pc advisor disk. That gave a list of startup programs - surprisingly long list - and you can move what you don't want to a backup list & restore them later. Good program as it speeds startup time too.
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