I am running Windows ME and using Blueyonder Broadband (which I switched off). Disk Fragmenter and Scandisk no lomger work. Only used it a month ago. Have switched off Zone Alaarm and everything else I can think of. The only addition I have had since last month is McAfee quickclean which includes a McAfee Security Center which appears to be off. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
where are you switching Zone alarm off from? , if you are closing it at the tray this does not stop it running. Try closing it down at start up using msconfig. Zone alarm, Spyware guard and the tea timer in Spybot were all found to be stopping scandisk on my win ME system.
If you want a alternative firewall that does not cause this problem try the free version of Sygate, it seems to be less intrusive also.
They both start up but the disk frag just sits there doing nothing. Scandisk starts scans folders then stops and starts re scanning folders after ten tries it comes up with the message tried 10 times do I want to continue? Not much point goes thru the same sequence again. Have tried sarting up without zone alarm same prob. Am going to give it a try in safe mode any other ideas helpful. Cheers
to stopn defraggger restarting , the following may be helpful (some things are win98) (1) run find on all large files (eg > 100k files), eliminate duplicates, also all internet files (1) shut down "servers" including PWS or IIS, pause the Task Scheduler (2) power management - set "ALWAYS ON" - set monitor always on, also set via control panel the screen saver to NONE - othersie kicks in and forces defraf to start over (3) get rid off all except : systray, explorer (4) get rid off ezicon - it will loop otherwise
Hope this helps. first time i did this it ran nearly 5 hours, after that down to maybe 1 hour. no need to defrag very often maybe twice a year
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.