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By mightyyoungfai ·
i have a pc (p4 1.6ghz, 256mb ram and 40gb hdd) just freshly install to windows 98 with lotus smart suite v9.6, lotus notes r5, norton antivirus corperate edition v7.6 and some ms. office viewer program.

The problem is that i cant run scandisk/defrag in windows mode even in safe mode. I kept running into the this error message telling me that my system doesnt have enough memory to perform that operation and ask me to quite some program to free some memory.

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by zlitocook In reply to virtual memory!!!

If you cannot run scandisk or defrag in safe mode try using a 95 or 98 boot disk. You should at least be able to run scan disk, if you get to many errors it could be a bad hard drive. You should back up files and reinstall.

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by fred07 In reply to virtual memory!!!

Hi, have been there done this, several workarounds
First, Start over with a full format making sure the old MBR [master boot record] is erased and use a good 98 boot disk. I have had corrupted installs cause this.
Second, I now use Norton System Works, as it doesn't give a damn about windows and works well to optimize your hard drive. Also has GO BACK in it as well as other sometimes usefull utilities.
Other, Pulled hair out over not quite seated RAM and small registry errorscausing this problem. Have seen this in ME and because of other problems with ME I no longer use it [ME]. You did not say who's HD but I always use Western Digitals Lifeguard or Maxtors Maxblaster as initial formater, then use my 98se boot disk frommicron as it auto cabs the 98 install. The WD and Max are available at their respective web sites.
Hope this helps.

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by mightyyoungfai In reply to virtual memory!!!

thank u for all ur time.

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by mightyyoungfai In reply to virtual memory!!!

Can i do it without re-formatted my pc, cause it way to much trouble for me?

That would be an advantage if the problem can be solved.

Thanks

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by NetTek In reply to virtual memory!!!

This is caused when your hard disk is larger than 8 gigabytes in size and has a cluster size less than 8 kilobytes.

This configuration could not be accomplished via Windows, so you must have created it by using a third-party disk partitioning tool, such as Partition Magic.

You need to contact the manufacturer of the partitioning software. They should be able to supply you with their own defrag software.

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by dmiles7 In reply to virtual memory!!!

Many people have problems running ScanDisk and/or Defrag, with the program running 10% or 30% and then stalling. Often with a message that Windows is trying to write to the drive. To run ScanDisk/Defrag successfully:


Go to Start > Run and typemsconfig in the Open: box
On the General tab, uncheck all items listed under Selective startup (make sure that Selective startup is selected)
Hit apply and OK and restart Windows
This starts Windows with only the basics running; Insures nothing will interfere with ScanDisk and Defrag
Run ScanDisk and Defrag, when ready go into msconfig and select Normal startup and restart Windows

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