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Can't Defrag or scandisk in Win98

By Islander ·
I have a P120 running Win98. I installed Win98 from scratch. I can't run defrag or scandisk. This is the message I get when I try to defrag.
"Your computer doesn't have enough free memory to defragment this drive. Quit one or more programs and thentry defragmenting this drive again"
scandisk gets a similiar message.
I know this has something to do with conventional memory..?? How do I fix this so I can run these programs??? thanks

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Can't Defrag or scandisk in Win98

by Don Christner In reply to Can't Defrag or scandisk ...

PressF5 while booting in order to get into Safe Mode.

Don

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by Islander In reply to Can't Defrag or scandisk ...

Tried it in safe mode, same message. thanks anyways Don.

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Can't Defrag or scandisk in Win98

by maxwell edison In reply to Can't Defrag or scandisk ...

Windows defragmenter is a bit buggy at best. So, I have chosen to use a different one called Power Defrag. You can download and install it for free.

It is simple to use...just one click.....and it first reboots your computer to turn off all programs running in the background AND your screensaver....then it runs....then it reboots again and turns all your programs back on.

You can get it from the following site:

http://www.powerdefrag.com/

Maxwell

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by Islander In reply to Can't Defrag or scandisk ...

Download the software but still got the same message. Thanks for the info though, I will use powerdefrag for other pcs.

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Can't Defrag or scandisk in Win98

by Ann777 In reply to Can't Defrag or scandisk ...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q229154

This issue can occur if you are running Windows on a hard disk that is larger than 8 gigabytes (GB) in size and has a cluster size less than 8 kilobytes (KB). This configuration may be created if you use a third-party disk tool to create a partition on a hard disk that is larger than 8 (GB) in size and has a cluster size less than 8 KB.

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by Islander In reply to Can't Defrag or scandisk ...

THANKS Anna777, this is exactly what I needed. It's good to see that someone else knows what I am going through.

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