Defragmenting problem

  tingle 21:34 15 Jul 2003
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For some reason when I try to defragment the hardrive on my laptop (win 98), though the program seems to start, it never gets past 0% complete. Any suggestions much appreciated.

  VoG II 21:40 15 Jul 2003

1) Try doing it in safe mode. Reboot and keep tapping the F8 key just before the Windows screen loads.

2) Use Diskeeper from click here (thanks to Eastender for that link).

  tingle 21:49 15 Jul 2003

Thanks VoG, but does that mean I will always have to be in safe mode to defrag?

Also, is diskeeper just and alternative to windows own defrag?

  VoG II 21:53 15 Jul 2003

Before I "discovered" Diskeeper I always had to defrag in Safe Mode.

Diskeeper is an alternative to Windows defrag but interestingly the Windows XP defrag is a cut-down version of Diskeeper.

  tingle 21:59 15 Jul 2003

Thanks - I'll give it a go!

  tingle 00:14 16 Jul 2003

That's a great piece of software - thanks for the help

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