defrag slow

  andygpz 11:23 05 Oct 2003

how long is it supposed to take to defrag as i can start defrag and i only get 1% done in about 3 hours,so i normaly stop.i close all programs before starting,i am using windows 98se

  pinka 11:24 05 Oct 2003

how big is your hard drive ?

  muppetmark 11:31 05 Oct 2003

Have you tried defragging in safe mode ?

You could also try changing the 98 defrag for the faster ME defrag available via click here and following the instructions

  Jester2K II 11:31 05 Oct 2003

The first 10% should be doen quite quickly as this is the Scandisk phase.

Try running it in Safe Mode.

  andygpz 11:56 05 Oct 2003

as i am new to comps i know it seems hard to believe but i dont know how to do anything in safe mode

  muppetmark 12:00 05 Oct 2003

You can select 'restart in safe mode' from the shutdown options with 98

  andygpz 12:02 05 Oct 2003

as well as defrag when i go to disc clean up it always tells me there is something writing to my harddrive even though i close all programs running

  muppetmark 12:04 05 Oct 2003

Could be your screensaver, antivirus even. These don't run in safe mode, which is why it is advisable to run scan disk and defrag in safe mode.

  Eastender 12:05 05 Oct 2003

Diskeeper lite (freeware)for really fast defragging is still available if you click here

  andygpz 12:44 05 Oct 2003

cheers that diskeeper lite looks ok

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