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Author Topic: scan disk and defrag  (Read 16144 times)

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cheese_boy

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scan disk and defrag
« on: March 25, 2004, 01:06:02 PM »
hello! we have a presario from 1999. lately we cannot defrag, it stops at 10% and it needs to turned on and rebooted or scan disk stop 3.4 of the way in.

Help?

joeroni

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Re: scan disk and defrag
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2004, 02:08:18 PM »
Have you tried defrag in safe mode.Most programs and drivers are not loaded so they dont write to disk and interfear with defrag.Give safemode a try.

cheese_boy

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Re: scan disk and defrag
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2004, 03:00:00 PM »
Thank you for the prompt reply. I have tried going through system tools as well as dos. No luck, darn thing just freezes.

When you say "safe mode", what is it?


Cheeseboy

joeroni

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Re: scan disk and defrag
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2004, 03:52:34 PM »
Well in safe mode only the minimal amount of drivers are started so you have less chance of a program writing to your drive and interfearing with defrag or even scandisk.
The way to get to safemode is
press F8 while booting.Then you will get several boot options.Pick safemode.You'll be warned your entering safemode.yes is ok.Once in,scandisk and defrag.

joeroni

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Re: scan disk and defrag
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2004, 04:13:39 PM »
Most of the time the reason defrag and scandisk keeps restarting is some program is on and writing to disk.
Everytime the info on drive changes Defrag and scandisk restarts.You need to find out what is doing this.
Sometimes its spyware programs or even antivirus programs and utilities will do this.So doing the safemode method is only a temporary salution.You can shut some programs down by control/alt/delete until you find which program is writing to disk.I find that most of the time its spyware running secretly and adaware usually takes care of that.

cheese_boy

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Re: scan disk and defrag
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2004, 04:21:58 PM »
 :) :)

Thank you again for the prompt replies. We will give it a go tonite.

Thanks and have agreat day! :)

cheese boy