Can't defrag my hard drive


When I run Defragmenter it can not get past 10%, even if I let it run for 12 hours. why is this so? Please help!


This question was answered on March 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Many people have problems running ScanDisk and/or Defrag, with the program running 10% o 30% ad then stalling Often with a message that Windows is trying to write to the drive To run ScanDisk/Defrag successfully:

Go to Start > Run and type msconfig in the Open: box

On the General tab, uncheck all items listed under Selective startup (make sure that Selective startup is selected)

Hit apply and OK and restart Windows

This starts Windows with only the basics running; Insures nothing will interfere with ScanDisk and Defrag

Run ScanDisk and Defrag, when ready go into msconfig and select Normal startup and restart Windows

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 1, 2003