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Hey guys,
I keep having trouble with using my disk defragmenter. I can use the scan disk just fine but whenever I try to defrag, it keep restarting and usually can't even get 1% through. I don't know too much about computers but was wondering how I can fix this. Also, I've had BigFix pop up when I stop the defrag and it tells me to try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete and closing all other programs running except for Explorer, Systray, and BigFix I think. if there is any way you can help me, please let me know. thanks

Edited by z-a, 11 October 2005 - 03:04 PM.

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Turn off any screensavers and go into Safe Mode to run it.
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You say that you don't know too much so excuse me if I add to tyger's post:

To get into safe mode constantly tap f8 on boot up. You will be presented with the startup menu.

Select Safe Mode. Your screen will look odd ( minimal colours). Safe Mode in all 4 cormers.

To turn off Screen Saver:

My Computer > Control Panel > Display > Screen Saver (select none)

also:

You may need to disable your AntiVirus. There is usually an icon in the task bar (bottom right) right click and there should be an option to disable.

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Hey guys,
I keep having trouble with using my disk defragmenter. I can use the scan disk just fine but whenever I try to defrag, it keep restarting and usually can't even get 1% through. I don't know too much about computers but was wondering how I can fix this. Also, I've had BigFix pop up when I stop the defrag and it tells me to try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete and closing all other programs running except for Explorer, Systray, and BigFix I think. if there is any way you can help me, please let me know. thanks



Tyger and 1069 hve told you everything, wud ask you whether u have the minimum free space required for the built in defragmenter to run which is about 15%. If not, you could do a disk cleanup (which wud be a gud idea anyways bfore the defrag) and then run it in safe mode.
I wouldnt mind recommending a third party tool either as its much faster and to defrag ur drives regularly they have smart features to run it automatically.
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ok, thanks guys a lot. I"ll give it a try.
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