win98SE, Disc Defrag, Drive contents changed msg?

  thunderoad 19:31 17 Mar 2004

Hi, I'm a bit of a novice but when I try to run the defrag program, I keep getting a msg saying
"drive contents changed, re-starting"???

Is something running in the background, cos I've shut all other programs down first? The furthest its ever got is 10%!

Any help would be much appreciated.

  GaT7 19:51 17 Mar 2004

This should help - http: //;EN-US;186978 (copy & paste in your browser & remove the space after http:)

Consider a free disk defragmenter: Diskeeper Lite - download from - click here . Runs in normal windows conditions without restarting in a loop. (Works well on my Win98se PC.) Is a large download - use a free download manager to download if not on broadband - click here

  GaT7 19:52 17 Mar 2004

Diskeeper Lite link again - click here

  wee eddie 19:59 17 Mar 2004

Turn PC on > Click F5 constantly till you get a bleep > a DOS screen will load > use the keyboard to navigate to Safe Mode > Click it > a simple screen will open > use the normal method to defrag . Remember to close your ScreenSaver (and background if it is one of those changing ones).

First time may take hours!!!

  GaT7 20:04 17 Mar 2004

Diskeeper is much faster & you don't have to fiddle about with any settings.

The download manager link I'd given earlier is not freeware, but a 60-day trial.

For freeware alternatives:

1. Fresh Download - click here . 2. LeechGet - click here . 3. InstantGet - click here

All will let you pause/resume a download unlimited number of times. Rather useful if you're not on broadband : )

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