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Mar 6th, 2003, 05:38 PM
My disk defragmenting program freezes up when i run it. Is there anything else i can use to accomplish the same task?

Mar 6th, 2003, 05:42 PM
Not to the best of my knowledge, but it might help if you make sure that there are no other programs running or anything...

I used to have the same problem, but it seems that it works fine if I clear out my History folder and all that before I do it, and close any and all programs before I start the defrag.

So usually, since defragging takes forever on my comp anyway, I usually just run the defrag while I'm sleeping.

Hope this helps somewhat.

Mar 7th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Is it the Windows defrag tool? Mine used to always freeze at 10% remaining.

Mar 7th, 2003, 07:01 AM
try this (http://www.executive.com/products/products.asp), works pretty well for me.

Mar 7th, 2003, 07:22 AM
I don't know if that works, but it sounds as if it might. Try defraging in safe mode. :confused

Mar 7th, 2003, 08:43 PM
yeah you have to be in safe mode and make sure you don't have anything running to defrag or else defrag will start over and over

Mar 7th, 2003, 09:44 PM
Ah, i never tried safe mode.

Les Waste
Mar 7th, 2003, 09:44 PM
Restart your computer in safe mode, than run scan disk, and than defrag it.

And sometimes it just looks like it froze, but really its just going really slow. I start it before I go to bed :(

Mar 7th, 2003, 10:09 PM
there is a possibility that if you haven't defragged in a long time and save an delete made crazy files, that your HD is too fragged to defrag it... but I doubt that

Mar 8th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Like Les Waste said, run Scandisk first.

Cap'n Crunch
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:46 PM
Yeah, run it in safe mode, that's what I do.

Mar 20th, 2003, 11:29 AM
How do you get into safe mode?


Mar 20th, 2003, 09:07 PM
Depends on your operating system.