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    Disk Defragmenter does not finish

    I upgraded from Win 95 to Win 98SE a month ago. Yesterday I decided to try MS Disk Defragmenter for the first time. (I had used Norton

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter does not finish

    Check this post in the ME forum - the same should apply in W98.

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter does not finish

    > running & reported that it was only 10% done

    I've had that problem too. Sometimes I think I've traced it to a resident program such as a virus checker or similar that keeps tickling the drive being defragmented, fooling Defrag into thinking (sigh!0 that the drive contents have changed.

    One solution is Ctrl-Alt-Del just once before starting defrag. EndTask any resident programs you don't want as a way of reducing interference, then start defrag.

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter does not finish

    You may also want to delete all files in the "C:windowsapplog" folder and then reboot you machine. If any of these files get clobbered it will hang you scandick and or defraq.
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    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Disk Defragmenter does not finish

    Thanks, Dave. I will examine the applog folder and after inspection delete it.

    My defrag is crazy because it always shifts every pixel for the first twelve rows. I expected the C: drive to have settled down a bit more than that by now.

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