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By JoeF. ·
I have a Windows 98 pc ( Gateway PII 266) that will not get past 10% when defraging. What could be wrong? Please email the answer to makoman@epix.net@epix.net

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Windows 98

This is normal. If it keeps getting to 10% and restarting, try running scandisk first to correct any errors, then disabling the screen saver, and finally, exiting any TSRs or background programs that may be running. Defrag wants the drive to be assettled as possible before running, with no other applications trying to use/rearrange data on it. Depending on the size of your drive, it may appear to hang at 10% for a while. Be patient and it will kick in after a while.

Hope that helps,

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by bohicam1 In reply to Windows 98

I think what the previous poster is trying to say is, if you have anything running that is constantly searching for an internet connection, exit it. This means any chat programs in your taskbar like yahoo or msn or icq. Just right click their icons and turn them off. Also, things like schedulers, anti virus, firewalls.
Good luck!

Mike

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by spn In reply to Windows 98

Run scandisk 1st then defrag

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Windows 98

To get a good defrag, run msconfig from the run box. Diable everything under the startup tab except explorer and systray. Unplug you modem and/or network card. Run defrag or better yet Maintenance Wizard.

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by Kloran-[thrawn34@hotmail.com] In reply to Windows 98

CTR+ALT+Del> end task for everything except explorer and systray. Then open up scan disk. Run it and then restart your computer. (Seems unnecessary, but it helps) Once your computer comes up again, CTR+ALT+Del> end task for everything except explorer and systray again. Then run defrag. That should get you past 10% and complete defrag. It is usually a good idea to run scandisk before you defrag anyway.

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