ted martin 15:53 26 Jul 2003

My PC won't defrag. It starts and then I get a message to say it can't defrag because another program is writing (?) No other program is running so I am mystified. Any suggestions please?

  roundhead123 15:55 26 Jul 2003

I had a similar problem which I find can be overcome by defragging in safe mode.

  VoG II 15:55 26 Jul 2003

Do it in Safe Mode to stop background processes from running.

To do that reboot and keep tapping the F8 key just before the Windows screen loads. Then select Safe Mode from the menu.

  TommyRed 16:25 26 Jul 2003

Or try closing all running programs using ctrl, alt and delete clicking on 'end task' for each program EXCEPT explorer and systray; then disable 'quicklaunch' toolbar, right click on blank grey area at bottom of screen, select toolbars and uncheck the tick alongside 'quicklaunch'. Remember to put it back after. Also disable your screensaver.

  john-232317 17:51 26 Jul 2003

try diskeeperlite its a free download

click here

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