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Why does it hang?

By mslaffsalot ·
I was working on a friend?s computer and hit a wall. It seems that when running Scandisk and/or Defrag the system locks up. When I hit ctrl-alt-del the task menu shows that neither application is (not responding.) It also won't run hwinfo.exe.
Does anyone a clue as to what I can do now? I almost feel compelled to fdisk and format and reload Win98 SE. All advice would be appreciated.

Tracey
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Why does it hang?

by aronya1 In reply to Why does it hang?

Have you tried running SCANDISK or DEFRAG in Safe Mode?

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by jmatt In reply to Why does it hang?

DOS's Scandisk can sometimes do better . Invoke your Start-up menu
(F8 or Ctl key during bootup), choose DOS prompt (NOT safe-mode DOS
prompt), then type Scandisk /all
Reboot when finished .

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by jmatt In reply to Why does it hang?

Windows ME defrag ( free ) , very fast . I don't need to close ( ctrl/alt/delete ) anything down to run defrag , no restarts .
Get it from here .

W9X-Me-Defrag
http://members.home.net/scotterpops/enhancements/enhancements9c.html
http://surecool.com/download.htm

Download it right into your Windows directory. Rename your current version of DEFRAG.EXE to DEFRAG.OLD, then rename
winme_DEFRAG.EXE to DEFRAG.EXE ( or whatever the old defrag was named )

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Also , to make W98 Defrag even Faster for it's 1st run , from Explorer , Delete all the files ( except the read only file )
in Windows / Applog .Taskmon will rebuild the Applog file .

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To put the defrag in it's correct place .
Open Windows explorer , go down to Windows , left click on the yellow folder , this opens the right hand panel .
Scroll down to defrag & write down the exact name . Next , right click on defrag , scroll down to rename & clickon it . Now left
click at the end of defrag & add the word old . So if you had the word defrag , it now becomes defragold .
Now rename MEdefrag to whatever you wrote down , drag & drop it on the yellow Windows folder or anywhere in the right hand side .
Both achive the same thing & Windows will after you close , put it alphabetically . That's it , John .

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by MuddyKnees In reply to Why does it hang?

Tracey, the fact that ctrl-alt-del still opens the task menu means that the pc has not locked-up. It's possible that Defrag/Scandisk has stopped responding because a screen saver or another program is running and using the hard drive. Try turning-off screensavers, scheduled tasks, etc. Good luck!

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