Where is System tools in w98


I was called to a house last night because of a slow computer. I ran Adaware and Spybot and both found very few objects ( 51 adaware and 20 Spybot) however when I went to do a defrang and disk cleanup there were no system tools in the Start > Programs > Accessories > Nosystem tools. Do they hide somewhere if never used? Or how do I install them. She informed me she had never heard of system tools so she has never tried to use them. the system is 5 years old and has w98 on it. I did all of the windows updates but I am sure it needs to be defragged and a disk cleanup done


This question was answered on November 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You could try adding them in (if she has her '98 CD) in Add and Remove>Windows Components This may originaly have been a custom install that left large parts out to save, in those days, valuable space on a 3Gb hard drive.

I don't remember whether typing defrag in the Start>Run command box will work in '98 but it's got to be worth a try.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 29, 2004