How to defrag Windows ME?

Question

unable to defrag. ran 11 hours with no success. it just sits there occassionally saying 1% complete, then 0% complete then nothing. what can i do to get this thing to work. have windows me operating system, use aol with broadband, gateway desktop computer.

Answer

This question was answered on February 27, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This behavior can occur due to corrupt files, folders, or bad sectors on your hard disk This behavior may also occur if a program that is running in the background is accessing your hard drive.

Do the following steps to solve your problem:

1.Set Windows to show all files To do this, open Windows Explorer, and on the Tools menu, Click Folder Options.

2.Click the View tab, click Show all files for Windows ME or Show hidden files and folders, Click Apply and then click OK.

3.Delete the Applog folder from C:\Windows, and then run the Disk Cleanup Tool.

After you have removed the Applog folder and the temporary files in the steps above, run ScanDisk and then run the Disk Deframenter again.

If you still have problems after you complete the steps above, it may be necessary for you to run a diagnostic utility designed for your specific hard disk If you do not have the diagnostic utility that came with your computer, contact your hardware manufacturer.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 27, 2005