A friend has just phoned me and asked if I could suggest what might be wrong with his computer
It will not defrag or do a scandisc he is running Windows 98 they both show when he clicks on them but nothing happens.That's as much as i can tell you about it Has anyone got any suggestions please,because I have never come across the fault before
Safe Mode > Turn off Screen-saver > Start defrag > Wait about 20 minutes while it composes itself > Click Yes > Go out to dinner > watch all the back episodes of Friends > If you are lucky it's nearly done.
If he has not de-fragged it for a while the first go may take ages, at it may be quite a mess. You don't say how big the drive is, but at work on a Win98 system, with a 10 gig HDD it takes about half an hour, and it's done once a week.
I think he's using the windows defragger he didn't say how big his H/D is .He lives in France so now I am sending him e-mails and he has not responded yet but I send him all answers I'm receiving thanks again viejo