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By gnjapple ·
I ran Defrager for 10 hours and it stayed on 0% complete. The system tray icon was moving all the time. What is wrong, that it won't complete?

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by ogie_2001 In reply to Defraging

Usually the cause of this is your antivirus program running in the background. Disable it before defraging and that will probably solve your problem. If it doesn't then some other program is running in the background and you have to shut down thingswith Control - Alt - Delete one at a time until you get the right one.

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by gnjapple In reply to Defraging

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by Seagull Data Services In reply to Defraging

Defragging is very sensitive to disk activity from other programs running at the same time.
If you find you can't stop all other programs running you could try running defrag from safe mode.
I don't know if there are andy DOS (command line) defragprograms that will defrag FAT32, NTFS, etc. disks but it would be nice if there were (in case anybody wants to develop one).

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by Parbo In reply to Defraging

Another good way to bypass applications that are interfering is to reboot in safemode. Whn you reboot the system start tapping the F8 key. Right after the system beeps (depends if it is enabled) you'll get a menu where you can select Safe Mode from.Then run defrag and once finished restart the system.
In safe mode minimal drivers are loaded and programs that are usually running in the background are not started.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Defraging

Before you even try to run the defrag or scandisk these days you need to remove the SpyWare. Get AdAware from www.lavasoft.com (It's Free!!!). Run AdAware, select my computer to scan, Scan and remove everything it finds! Then reboot and hit the F5 key when it restarts, this will take you into Safemode. Disable the Screensaver and check Taskmon t(Ctrl Alt Del) to see if anything is running. End everything except Explorer.
If Defrag or Scndisk doesn't run now, you have a hidden trojan or worm. Get Ants (Anti Trojam Software from Germany, the best Trojan Killer) or a good virus/trojan scanner with the latest dat file from wilders.com or someone similar.

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by pjpatiky In reply to Defraging

All running programs should have End Task or Disable applied to avoid interference with Scan-Clean-Defrag. To do this:
Put screen to Desktop. Press Ctrl+Alt keys and tap Delete key once. (C-A-D). A Close box opens. Highlight program, then click the End Task button. Explorer and Systray are to remain untouched. Close box will disappear. Now C-A-D again, highlighting next program, and click End Task. At times a program will require clicking End Task twice, or a second box appears with an End Task button that you click on. After Ending all programs, except Explorer and Systray, go to your System Tray (lower right, by clock) and click on any Icons to Disable or close their features. Then, on Desktop right click open space>properties>Screen Saver tab, place Screen Saver on none, click Apply /OK. On same tab click Settings button for Power Mgt and place settings on Always on, Never, Never, Never, click Apply/OK. Do S-C-D. Reboot and reset Screen Saver and Power Mgt.
See http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q222/4/69.asp
There is a Program called Enditall that aids the Ending of most of your Programs. See www.zdnet.com. In Zdnet?s search box, type in Enditall (one word).
Another method is Start>Run, type msconfig , click OK. In System Config. Utility box dot Selective Startup. Uncheck all items listed under Selective Startup. Grayed-out items are empty or missing. Click Apply/OK. Now Reboot. Windows will start with only basics running. Disable Systray Icons. After Reboot run S-C-D. When S-C-D is complete go back to SCUbox and dot Normal startup and reboot. Reset Screen saver and Power Mgt.
Or, from the menu choose Safe Mode. Then run S-C-D. When complete Reboot, set Screen Saver and Power Mgt. Some WN98?s require holding Ctrl key during startup.
For WNMe the same End Task/Disable navigation applies prior to S-C-D

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by pjpatiky In reply to Defraging

gnj - You may wish to copy/paste the above reply. I took several Posts and books and created the above tutorial. It later was published at the "Tip of the Day" on another Help site I frequent.

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