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WIN 98 (4.10.98) Defrag problem

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Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
March 29, 2001 11:58:09 AM

When i run defrag on my computer it hangs on 10% for a long time and then continues is this a known problem with win 98(4.10.98), or is there a problem with my setup?
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March 29, 2001 12:03:06 PM

I have that problem too and I could never figure it out. I use some 3rd party software instead like Norton Speeddisk and it is definitely better than WIn9x's defragging program. Now I use w2k, but I still wish to know the answer too.

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March 29, 2001 6:03:08 PM

Best thing you can do is eliminate as many programs that are running in the background as possible. Sometimes those quiet little nuisances are writing to your hard disk. Also Dont allow any screen saver or automatic shutdown features to be running. If your disk is heavily fragmented it's going to take a long time.
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March 29, 2001 7:55:20 PM

Its not that its heavily fragmented as when i run it straight after its finished defraging it takes about the same amount of time.....................................

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March 29, 2001 8:04:17 PM

I think what is happening is normal. If you look at the details screen you will see that the apparent delay is only about five seconds from the point where it says 10% completed. If background programs write to the hard disk the process restarts but quickly catches up to where it left off. If you defrag the boot up partition often (once a day) the process for win98SE files and program files will take less than a minute or two. (Assuming data files like mpg's are in a different partition). BTW WinME has a very fast defragmenter.

March 30, 2001 2:47:44 AM

I think I still prefer Norton Speeddisk

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April 1, 2001 4:02:03 PM

Do you have a anti-virus program? If yes, try to deactivate it.

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April 2, 2001 3:26:23 AM

Well, that was long ago. I'm on Windows 2000 now.

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April 4, 2001 4:41:18 AM

don't worry it is using microsoft time. that has no relation to real time. when you install win 98 it claims 30 mins at the start my record from typing setup to being able to run programs is 8 mins. what do you guys have?
April 4, 2001 9:48:33 AM

In installing i got 15 mins, including restarting......

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April 4, 2001 11:38:58 AM

Not sure, too long ago. But I remember wasn't way off, something like 20-25 minutes. Had a coupla of restarts

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