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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

By r-kennedy ·
Would a firewall stop maintence from working?
I downloaded NeoWatch (great Stuff) but now my defrag is running wild going nowhere. it ran all night and did nothing. How do I fix this?

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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

by kmerrillt In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

If NeoWatch is running, or any other program for that matter, defrag will not continue.

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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

by r-kennedy In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

by Kirill Lozovatsky In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

Start your win98 in Safe mode and run defrag. It'll work.

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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

by krkosiorek In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

Hit control+alt+delete and close everything but explorer and systray. Turn off any screen savers and power management. If that doesn't work, run defrag in safe mode as the person in answer 2 suggests.

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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

by terri In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

after cutting everything off try running scandisk with fix errors box checked to clear up any errors on drive. then run defrag with the error checking off.this is recommended for slower machines that dont have alot of resources.

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Windows 98 Defrag will not work

by A.C In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

Simple answer: Yes it can, BlackIce defender causes exactly the same problem !!

Simple solution: Safe mode.

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by A.C In reply to Windows 98 Defrag will no ...

You should also find it screws scandisk (which is basically what defrag does first anyway)
Turning of check for errors won't help because the actually defrag, as well as the error check, restarts when the disc is written.

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