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By tuthill ·
I am using Win 98 SE on a PC (Intel Celeron 1.2GHz, 256Mb and an 80Gb hard drive), and when I try to defrag I get the following message:
Your computer does not have enough free memory to defragment this drive. Quit one or more programs, then try again.

I have closed everything in my system tray and turned offf my screen saver and also tried restarting in MSDOS mode and typing win /d:m and I still get the same message. Please can you help?

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by mfischer In reply to Can't Defrag

If your hard drive is larger than 8GB and your cluster size is less than 8KB this could cause your problem. The only way you can fix it is to use a 3rd party hdd utility such as Partition Magic to increase your hdd cluster size.

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by tuthill In reply to Can't Defrag

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by opatzg In reply to Can't Defrag

Is the drive partitioned into 32gig partitiions?
I have the same problem with my system, I had to use the ontrac software to be able to use the larger drive and I am not able to defrag the c: drive but I can defrag all the other partitions.
Is this the same problem your having or does your system recognize the 80 gig drive without special software?

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by opatzg In reply to Can't Defrag

You can try running it in safe mode, I believe f8 being hit during bootup will give you boot options. Otherwise you're falling off the screen of open active, close this one and repost it and you should get more responses.
Good luck

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