defragmenting hard drive remains on 0% completed

  [DELETED] 22:21 04 Aug 2003

when I defragment my hard drive,after a long period of time (overnight)the status bar still reads 0%. Also when I scan the disc for errors, I get the message that "scandisc has restarted 10 times due to other programs writing to the disc, close other programs not needed". How do I close other programs without deleting them.

  [DELETED] 22:24 04 Aug 2003

I assume you are using either windows 98/98SE or ME?

If it is any of the 3 then restart the computer and when it starts, tap the F5 key, this will take you inot safe mode.

Now carry out a defrag

  [DELETED] 22:28 04 Aug 2003

It's easier and quicker to defragment in Safe Mode which means that you only have your basic programmes running. To get into safe mode re-start you computer and while it is loading press the F8 key continuously (about every second) it will then gove you the option to start in safe mode and then just carry on as before. Hope you can understand this

  [DELETED] 22:49 04 Aug 2003

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