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Ninjavenom
Mar 6th, 2003, 06:38 PM
My disk defragmenting program freezes up when i run it. Is there anything else i can use to accomplish the same task?

Skulhedface
Mar 6th, 2003, 06:42 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.

soundtest
Mar 7th, 2003, 02:19 AM
Is it the Windows defrag tool? Mine used to always freeze at 10% remaining.

DonkeyMolester
Mar 7th, 2003, 08:01 AM
try this (http://www.executive.com/products/products.asp), works pretty well for me.

Tropical
Mar 7th, 2003, 08:22 AM
I don't know if that works, but it sounds as if it might. Try defraging in safe mode. :confused

Anonymous
Mar 7th, 2003, 09:43 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

Ninjavenom
Mar 7th, 2003, 10:44 PM
Ah, i never tried safe mode.

Les Waste
Mar 7th, 2003, 10:44 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 :(

Anonymous
Mar 7th, 2003, 11:09 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

McClain
Mar 8th, 2003, 05:03 PM
Like Les Waste said, run Scandisk first.

Cap'n Crunch
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:46 PM
Yeah, run it in safe mode, that's what I do.

Esuohlim
Mar 20th, 2003, 12:29 PM
How do you get into safe mode?

I'M SERIOUS! >:

McClain
Mar 20th, 2003, 10:07 PM
Depends on your operating system.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406