defragmenting.

  MEGAPEG 21:22 26 Nov 2003
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how long can defragmenting take mine has been going for 36 hours and still says 1%!!!.

  dazzling (work) 21:25 26 Nov 2003

doesnt seem right what o/s there is a problem with defrag in me.try downloading diskeeper lite its free and is a lot quicker.search the forum for diskeeper lite and there is a link posted by powerless.darren

  VoG II 21:25 26 Nov 2003

Do it in Safe Mode. To do this reboot and keep tapping the F8 key just before the Windows screen appears. Select Safe Mode from the menu that should appear.

This stops "unnecessary" processes running that interfere with defrag.

  Indigo 1 21:29 26 Nov 2003

I found that screen saver interferes with defrag especially in ME

  dazzling (work) 21:34 26 Nov 2003

everything interferes with defrag in me.

  Fred the flour grader 21:59 26 Nov 2003

I had the same problem a couple of years ago, get Norton Utilities. It has a program called "Speeddisk" works every time and even stops task scheduler automatically for you which may be causing your problem now.

  Simon_P 22:11 26 Nov 2003

And is much cheaper than Norton sys works.

You should have no problems in safe mode.

If you run defrag in normal mode some background processes inturupt it and it will keep restarting and that is why it takes so long.

It will still take some time though. An hour or so should do it (depending on your set up and drive size and speed.

  Silly Me 19:19 10 Dec 2003

I've done it in the past but can't remember where to start

  Rhuddlan 19:29 10 Dec 2003

Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter

  [email protected] E 19:34 10 Dec 2003

diskeeper does a better job click here try it for 30 days free

  Eastender 20:37 10 Dec 2003

Diskeeper lite (the free version) is still available click here

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