Laptop does not defrag

  kiki769 14:43 20 Mar 2007

I have an old laptop which is used mailnly for Words and Internet. I was given it about a year ago and since then all the attempt to defrag the hard disk has been unsuccessful. When I try I always get a message that tells me that due to error on the hard disk it cannot be defrag and therefore a should use Scandisk first to repair the damages. When I run Scandisk it takes hours and it crashes half way through. The laptop has I mentioned is a very old Dell the HD is only 4GB.
I would appreciate any help

  recap 14:46 20 Mar 2007

Have you tried running ScanDisk in Safe Mode?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Honor 9 Lite review

How Social Media has Propelled Political Graphic Design and Art in the Last Decade

The best kids apps for iPhone & iPad 2018

HomePod d’Apple : date de sortie, prix et fiche technique