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By shamsh ·
Everytime i run disk defragmenter my machine hangs up. Do need to reinstall 98? How do i do this without destroying my other program.

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by SyscoKid In reply to window98 scandisk

I've run into this myself and found I can get around it by starting in Safe Mode.

I don't know if there's any other real solution. Let's get some more opinions.

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by Marence In reply to window98 scandisk

ScanDisk will stop every time some other program in the background starts - like your antivirus, or screensaver. It does this because it's trying to read files, and when a file is being used, it can't read it, and will start over to try again.
Make sure you set the screensaver to "none", disable anti-virus checking, and disable or close all the TSR programs in the system tray (that area next to the clock in the lower right corner of your screen). You can also do a ctrl-alt-del ONCE to get the close program dialog box, and "end task" on all open programs EXCEPT explorer and systray.

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by Zoile In reply to window98 scandisk

In Win 98 you can go to Start\Run and type msconfig click Ok and uncheck everything that will load on startup (remember what is checked) and reboot .Run scandisk ou defrag and after put the checks back and reboot again. Should work.

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by Big Ray In reply to window98 scandisk

Mcafee used to have a huge problem with this. I don't remember if they ever found a fix. Try disabling your virus scan before running scandisk and defrag.

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by shamsh In reply to window98 scandisk

Thanks to all who helped out. The problem is solved

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