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Defragmenting Hangs at 10%

By dizeb ·
I'm currently running Windows 98. At one time, I had an evaluation copy of NT4 and partitioned my hard drive. When the evaluation copy expired, I reinstalled Win98 and used Partition Magic to repartition the hard drive back to the way it was originally. Now, when I run Disk Defrag., it hangs at 10%. I've tried removing the temp. files, running ScanDisk from MS-Dos with no success. Any suggestions?

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by bwills2000 In reply to Defragmenting Hangs at 10 ...

Disk Defrag will always seem to hang at 10%. Make sure that nothing is running in the backround before you run it. You can do this by trying to boot into safe mode and run it. Make sure you view the details, so that you can watch the blocks moving. Disk Defrag will stay on 10% for a good majority of the operation. Otherwise, you may want to see if there is a firmware update for your hard drive (although an unlikely cause).

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by dizeb In reply to Defragmenting Hangs at 10 ...

Booting into safe mode and running the Disk Defrag tool worked from there worked. Thanks, bwills2000.

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by mmcdade In reply to Defragmenting Hangs at 10 ...

I agree with "bwills2000" -- Defrag will often pause at 10%, but this doesn't generally indicate a problem, let it run. And also, as mentioned, make sure nothing is running in the back & that your screensaver is turned off.

Here's even another option, the forced defrag:

"To begin, access the \Tools\Mtsutil folder on your Windows 98 CD-ROM. Then, locate and right-click the Defrag.inf file and select the Install command from the shortcut menu. When you do, the install operation adds the special command, Defrag /All to the RunServicesOnce key in the Registry.

Now, restart Windows 98. When you do, Disk Defragmenter will run before anything else loads from the registry, the StartUp folder or the Win.ini file. It will then be able to complete the defragmentation operation uninterrupted.

If you?d like to be able to defragment your hard drive regularly using this technique, you can copy the Defrag.inf file to a folder on your hard drive. That way you can access it quickly and easily the next time you want to perform a defragmentation operation."

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