Defragmentation is taking so long is it working?

  Lavenham 10:16 21 Jun 2003

I began defragmenting my C drive 12 hours ago and it is only as far as 2% which then goes blank and starts again. Is there anything i need to do?

  VoG® 10:19 21 Jun 2003

Probably best to defrag in Safe Mode when there isn't much running that can interrupt the defrag.

To get into Safe Mode reboot and keep tapping the F8 key before the Windoes screen loads.

  spikeychris 10:20 21 Jun 2003

Do it in safe mode. It might be a screen saver or a AV or anything kicking in. Just hit F8 whilst its booting up (XP) or F5 (98.ME).


  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:23 21 Jun 2003

Ctrl+Alt+Del and Endtask everything except Explorer and systray then run Defrag. A better idea is to download 'enditall' from click here. This excellent progggie will close down all unnecessary running progs including hidden ones. When you reboot the programmes will run again.


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