|Well, it looks like you are going to have to shut it down because (I assume) it is working outside Windows) - either that or wait forever.|
The next issue is how to stop it all happening again. Maybe if you tap F8 while restarting and go to Safe Mode it will stay out of your hair. If so you might be able to go into System Mechanic settings and disable defrag there. Otherwise it could be running from any of these:
A file in Programs > Startup.
There might be something in msconfig or maybe the program could be uninstalled from Safe Mode.
I'm just guessing of-course but if I can find anything more concrete I will post back.
Another possibility. If you are using a USB keyboard then it probably won't function because Windows isn't up and running. If you can plug a PS/2 keyboard in that might allow you to use Ctrl-Alt-Del (all depends on your computer - not usually possible if its a laptop).
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks
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