defrag stays at 0%

February 23, 2005 at 21:11:03
Specs: 98, ?

I'm trying to defrag my hard drive and the progress indicator seems to stay at 0%. I left it running over night and it still says 0% in the morning. Why would it do this?

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February 23, 2005 at 22:06:12

restart the computer in safe mode and then run the defrag again.

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February 23, 2005 at 22:50:03

Also, run scandisk before another defrag attempt.

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February 24, 2005 at 05:51:04

NB: the most likely reason why it stays at 0% is because some background program keeps changing the drive contents. In safe mode almost no background programs run. You will probably also need to go to safe mode to get scandisk to complete.


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February 26, 2005 at 03:14:56

Do a google search for defrag from Millenium
Edition, it does'nt seem to mind apps running in the background, screensavers included..

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