How do I fix scandisk and defrag on my system?

Question

my question concerns scan disk and defrag, it would appear that niether utility will run, it keeps starting over and claims something is writing to the drive, but i have gone through all the appropriate steps like starting the computer in safe mode and with all the programs closed down,, no go there either, really running out of options here, please help

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This question was answered on June 14, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Add a value for DEFRAG.EXE /ALL to the RunServicesOnce key

The Disk Defragmenter for Windows 98 (DEFRAG.EXE) may start and not complete its task If repeated attempts to defragment the drive are unsuccessful, it may be because an application is writing to the disk The Disk Defragementer cannot share access to a drive with other tasks

An application loading automatically at startup may interfere with DEFRAG Run DEFRAG before applications load at startup by adding a value for DEFRAG.EXE /ALL to the RunServicesOnce key in the registry

Note: You can use your computer while Disk Defragmenter is running, however, Disk Defragmenter restarts if the contents of the drive you are defragmenting change

Select defrag.inf found in the \tools\mtsutil folder on the Windows 98 CD

Right-click defrag.inf, and choose Install from the menu

The next time you start your computer, Windows will defragment your drive(s) automatically

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 14, 2004