lap-top cannot defrag in safe mode

  p;3 06:08 23 Mar 2006
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I was of the imnpression that, in safe mode, a machine should have no problems operating? my somewhat limited Del laptop is refusing to defrag in safe mode; the program itself will not open or run from either the main menue nor the shortcut on the desk top ; scan disc will run as will other programs and I can run defrag up to a point in normal mode; is this something I should be concerned about ; this laptop is really used now for "trying out" different things more than using for intensive main computer work; my intrigue is its non ability to even open the program while in safe mode; when I click on the program the egg-timer appears,...and that is all ;it just thinks, and thinks and thinks; I am not too worried, but wonder if anyone has any ideas about this?

  bof:) 11:44 17 May 2006

Hi p:3 I'm just checking through my postings. Did you manage to get defrag working ?

Mike

  bof:) 11:45 17 May 2006

also if you have win98se did you try the SFC option if you could?

  bof:) 11:46 17 May 2006

Hi p:3 I'm just checking through my postings. Did you manage to get defrag working ?

Mike

  p;3 17:27 17 May 2006

thanks for enquiring; oddly enough; I was playing with this only the other day; I will retry again just to be sure it was not a fluke; BUT; strangely, when I put the external floppy drive on to it the lappy then WOULD defrag in safe mode;why ,I have no idea; if this is the solution it will be a very strange one;

  WhiteTruckMan 21:25 17 May 2006

Are you booting from the external floppy?

WTM

  p;3 23:05 17 May 2006

not that I am aware of; however, as the defrag looks for the floppy drive in the defrag sequence, might be logical that if the floppy is not attached to the machine, the program cannot run; a bit puzzling really; I have yet to retry it, but found it quite strange that it did run with the floppy drive attached;maybe it will refuse to do so next time I try it:(

  bof:) 15:21 19 May 2006

Hi p;3 does the defrag give you an option of which drive to defrag before you run it?

Mike

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