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May 27, 2005 1:26:13 AM

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I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.

Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
accomplish this?

Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.

Appreciate the help.

KB

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Anonymous
May 27, 2005 6:12:24 PM

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KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install ScanDefrag
v5.2.

This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors to
these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS utilities
through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops Scandisk (and
Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
experiencing <g>

You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure to
read the associated notes for setting it up:
http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html

HTH and good luck

Mart


"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
> complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
>
> Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
> accomplish this?
>
> Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
>
> Appreciate the help.
>
> KB
>
>
May 28, 2005 10:30:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Here's the ScanDefrag results:
ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 - 8 bars
over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says that
the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
defragging.

What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.

Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?

Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make me try
to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best inventions
are discovered by accident.

KB
"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install ScanDefrag
> v5.2.
>
> This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors to
> these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
utilities
> through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops Scandisk
(and
> Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
> experiencing <g>
>
> You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure to
> read the associated notes for setting it up:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
> http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
>
> HTH and good luck
>
> Mart
>
>
> "KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
> news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
> > complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
> >
> > Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
> > accomplish this?
> >
> > Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
> >
> > Appreciate the help.
> >
> > KB
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 4:23:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

ScanDefrag works great once everything's OK, or if your only problem is
tasks which interfere with it running in Normal mode. That's what it
was designed for.

Run Scandisk from a floppy(EBD) boot to iron things out including a
Surface Scan, then run it again in Safe Mode, with all the bells and
whistles on (but no Surface Scan), *then* from now on use ScanDefrag.



Rick
sry, I can't give you the settings; I'm not running WinME at the
moment... but basically just turn everything on.


KB wrote:
> Here's the ScanDefrag results:
> ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 - 8 bars
> over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says that
> the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
> defragging.
>
> What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
> Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.
>
> Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?
>
> Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make me try
> to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best inventions
> are discovered by accident.
>
> KB
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
>>KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install ScanDefrag
>>v5.2.
>>
>>This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors to
>>these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
>
> utilities
>
>>through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops Scandisk
>
> (and
>
>>Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
>>experiencing <g>
>>
>>You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure to
>>read the associated notes for setting it up:
>>http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
>>http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
>>
>>HTH and good luck
>>
>>Mart
>>
>>
>>"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
>>news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
>>>complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
>>>
>>>Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
>>>accomplish this?
>>>
>>>Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
>>>
>>>Appreciate the help.
>>>
>>>KB
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
May 29, 2005 6:08:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I ran Scandisk from EBD then booted to safe mode and ran Scandisk again.
Booted to normal mode, ran ScanDefrag with the same result, won't complete
Scandisk. I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.

My question relating to Scandisk settings is which options to choose. Below
are the options I have:
Display Summary - always, never, only if error is found (I choose always)
Log File - replace, append, no log (I choose append)
Cross linked files - delete, make copies, ignore (I choose delete)
Lost File Fragments - free, convert to files (I choose free)

In defrag, my options are:
Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors. I
check Both.

Thanks, Rick.

KB

"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eTwC9WAZFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> ScanDefrag works great once everything's OK, or if your only problem is
> tasks which interfere with it running in Normal mode. That's what it
> was designed for.
>
> Run Scandisk from a floppy(EBD) boot to iron things out including a
> Surface Scan, then run it again in Safe Mode, with all the bells and
> whistles on (but no Surface Scan), *then* from now on use ScanDefrag.
>
>
>
> Rick
> sry, I can't give you the settings; I'm not running WinME at the
> moment... but basically just turn everything on.
>
>
> KB wrote:
> > Here's the ScanDefrag results:
> > ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 - 8
bars
> > over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says
that
> > the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
> > defragging.
> >
> > What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
> > Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.
> >
> > Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?
> >
> > Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make me
try
> > to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best
inventions
> > are discovered by accident.
> >
> > KB
> > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> > news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install
ScanDefrag
> >>v5.2.
> >>
> >>This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors
to
> >>these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
> >
> > utilities
> >
> >>through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops Scandisk
> >
> > (and
> >
> >>Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
> >>experiencing <g>
> >>
> >>You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure to
> >>read the associated notes for setting it up:
> >>http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
> >>http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
> >>
> >>HTH and good luck
> >>
> >>Mart
> >>
> >>
> >>"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
> >>news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >>>I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
> >>>complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
> >>>
> >>>Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
> >>>accomplish this?
> >>>
> >>>Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
> >>>
> >>>Appreciate the help.
> >>>
> >>>KB
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 30, 2005 7:10:10 PM

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"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
news:%23OIvJFIZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I ran Scandisk from EBD then booted to safe mode and ran Scandisk again.
> Booted to normal mode, ran ScanDefrag with the same result, won't complete
> Scandisk. I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.
>
> My question relating to Scandisk settings is which options to choose.
Below
> are the options I have:
> Display Summary - always, never, only if error is found (I choose always)
> Log File - replace, append, no log (I choose append)
> Cross linked files - delete, make copies, ignore (I choose delete)
> Lost File Fragments - free, convert to files (I choose free)
>
> In defrag, my options are:
> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors. I
> check Both.
>
> Thanks, Rick.
>
> KB
>
> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eTwC9WAZFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > ScanDefrag works great once everything's OK, or if your only problem is
> > tasks which interfere with it running in Normal mode. That's what it
> > was designed for.
> >
> > Run Scandisk from a floppy(EBD) boot to iron things out including a
> > Surface Scan, then run it again in Safe Mode, with all the bells and
> > whistles on (but no Surface Scan), *then* from now on use ScanDefrag.
> >
> >
> >
> > Rick
> > sry, I can't give you the settings; I'm not running WinME at the
> > moment... but basically just turn everything on.
> >
> >
> > KB wrote:
> > > Here's the ScanDefrag results:
> > > ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 - 8
> bars
> > > over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says
> that
> > > the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
> > > defragging.
> > >
> > > What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
> > > Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.
> > >
> > > Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?
> > >
> > > Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make me
> try
> > > to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best
> inventions
> > > are discovered by accident.
> > >
> > > KB
> > > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> > > news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > >>KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install
> ScanDefrag
> > >>v5.2.
> > >>
> > >>This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors
> to
> > >>these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
> > >
> > > utilities
> > >
> > >>through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops
Scandisk
> > >
> > > (and
> > >
> > >>Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
> > >>experiencing <g>
> > >>
> > >>You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure
to
> > >>read the associated notes for setting it up:
> > >>http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
> > >>http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
> > >>
> > >>HTH and good luck
> > >>
> > >>Mart
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
> > >>news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > >>
> > >>>I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
> > >>>complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
> > >>>
> > >>>Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
> > >>>accomplish this?
> > >>>
> > >>>Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
> > >>>
> > >>>Appreciate the help.
> > >>>
> > >>>KB
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >

ScanDefrag, in my opinion, is much like the little girl with the curl in the
middle of her forehead: When it runs "right" it's good when it doesn't run,
it's horrid. It's so unpredicable that I am just about ready to discard it.
I have learned how to Scandisk from Safe Mode quickly and put the desktop
icons back in place instantly with Iconoid.

Ken Bland
>
>
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 5:04:31 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

KB wrote :-

> In defrag, my options are:
> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors. I
> check Both.

Although I'm sure it may really depend on YOUR use of YOUR programs, I have
never found the "programs start faster" option of any benefit to me - and,
always found Defrag would run faster without the option selected.
But see also :- "How to Determine the Programs Disk Defragmenter Optimizes"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;186020

Also, by using the 'check drive for errors' option, you should not need to
run scandisk quite so often.

Try it and decide for yourself.

Regarding the scandisk failure when using ScanDefrag, my 'guess' is that
you've still got something running in the background. Re-read the
instructions - or even contact the ScanDefrag Team if you still have an
issue.

> .... I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.

Well, that's essentially its main purpose, you need to re-boot so that SD
will 'prevent' those programs which interfere with scandisk and defrag, from
starting in the first place!

Mart


"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
news:%23OIvJFIZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I ran Scandisk from EBD then booted to safe mode and ran Scandisk again.
> Booted to normal mode, ran ScanDefrag with the same result, won't complete
> Scandisk. I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.
>
> My question relating to Scandisk settings is which options to choose.
> Below
> are the options I have:
> Display Summary - always, never, only if error is found (I choose always)
> Log File - replace, append, no log (I choose append)
> Cross linked files - delete, make copies, ignore (I choose delete)
> Lost File Fragments - free, convert to files (I choose free)
>
> In defrag, my options are:
> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors. I
> check Both.
>
> Thanks, Rick.
>
> KB
>
> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eTwC9WAZFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> ScanDefrag works great once everything's OK, or if your only problem is
>> tasks which interfere with it running in Normal mode. That's what it
>> was designed for.
>>
>> Run Scandisk from a floppy(EBD) boot to iron things out including a
>> Surface Scan, then run it again in Safe Mode, with all the bells and
>> whistles on (but no Surface Scan), *then* from now on use ScanDefrag.
>>
>>
>>
>> Rick
>> sry, I can't give you the settings; I'm not running WinME at the
>> moment... but basically just turn everything on.
>>
>>
>> KB wrote:
>> > Here's the ScanDefrag results:
>> > ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 - 8
> bars
>> > over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says
> that
>> > the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
>> > defragging.
>> >
>> > What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
>> > Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.
>> >
>> > Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?
>> >
>> > Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make me
> try
>> > to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best
> inventions
>> > are discovered by accident.
>> >
>> > KB
>> > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
>> > news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >
>> >>KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install
> ScanDefrag
>> >>v5.2.
>> >>
>> >>This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors
> to
>> >>these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
>> >
>> > utilities
>> >
>> >>through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops Scandisk
>> >
>> > (and
>> >
>> >>Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
>> >>experiencing <g>
>> >>
>> >>You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure
>> >>to
>> >>read the associated notes for setting it up:
>> >>http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
>> >>http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
>> >>
>> >>HTH and good luck
>> >>
>> >>Mart
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
>> >>news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >>
>> >>>I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
>> >>>complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
>> >>>
>> >>>Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
>> >>>accomplish this?
>> >>>
>> >>>Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
>> >>>
>> >>>Appreciate the help.
>> >>>
>> >>>KB
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>
>
May 31, 2005 5:56:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

That reminds me - my commiserations, mate!

I thought West Ham played like they believe they belong in the Premiership,
and Preston played like they believe they belong in the Championship.

Shane


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:eFymSRXZFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> KB wrote :-
>
>> In defrag, my options are:
>> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors.
>> I
>> check Both.
>
> Although I'm sure it may really depend on YOUR use of YOUR programs, I
> have never found the "programs start faster" option of any benefit to me -
> and, always found Defrag would run faster without the option selected.
> But see also :- "How to Determine the Programs Disk Defragmenter
> Optimizes"
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;186020
>
> Also, by using the 'check drive for errors' option, you should not need to
> run scandisk quite so often.
>
> Try it and decide for yourself.
>
> Regarding the scandisk failure when using ScanDefrag, my 'guess' is that
> you've still got something running in the background. Re-read the
> instructions - or even contact the ScanDefrag Team if you still have an
> issue.
>
>> .... I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.
>
> Well, that's essentially its main purpose, you need to re-boot so that SD
> will 'prevent' those programs which interfere with scandisk and defrag,
> from starting in the first place!
>
> Mart
>
>
> "KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
> news:%23OIvJFIZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>I ran Scandisk from EBD then booted to safe mode and ran Scandisk again.
>> Booted to normal mode, ran ScanDefrag with the same result, won't
>> complete
>> Scandisk. I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.
>>
>> My question relating to Scandisk settings is which options to choose.
>> Below
>> are the options I have:
>> Display Summary - always, never, only if error is found (I choose always)
>> Log File - replace, append, no log (I choose append)
>> Cross linked files - delete, make copies, ignore (I choose delete)
>> Lost File Fragments - free, convert to files (I choose free)
>>
>> In defrag, my options are:
>> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors.
>> I
>> check Both.
>>
>> Thanks, Rick.
>>
>> KB
>>
>> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:eTwC9WAZFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> ScanDefrag works great once everything's OK, or if your only problem is
>>> tasks which interfere with it running in Normal mode. That's what it
>>> was designed for.
>>>
>>> Run Scandisk from a floppy(EBD) boot to iron things out including a
>>> Surface Scan, then run it again in Safe Mode, with all the bells and
>>> whistles on (but no Surface Scan), *then* from now on use ScanDefrag.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Rick
>>> sry, I can't give you the settings; I'm not running WinME at the
>>> moment... but basically just turn everything on.
>>>
>>>
>>> KB wrote:
>>> > Here's the ScanDefrag results:
>>> > ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 - 8
>> bars
>>> > over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says
>> that
>>> > the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
>>> > defragging.
>>> >
>>> > What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
>>> > Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.
>>> >
>>> > Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?
>>> >
>>> > Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make me
>> try
>>> > to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best
>> inventions
>>> > are discovered by accident.
>>> >
>>> > KB
>>> > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
>>> > news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> >
>>> >>KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install
>> ScanDefrag
>>> >>v5.2.
>>> >>
>>> >>This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected contributors
>> to
>>> >>these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
>>> >
>>> > utilities
>>> >
>>> >>through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops
>>> >>Scandisk
>>> >
>>> > (and
>>> >
>>> >>Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
>>> >>experiencing <g>
>>> >>
>>> >>You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure
>>> >>to
>>> >>read the associated notes for setting it up:
>>> >>http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
>>> >>http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
>>> >>
>>> >>HTH and good luck
>>> >>
>>> >>Mart
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
>>> >>news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> >>
>>> >>>I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
>>> >>>complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I can
>>> >>>accomplish this?
>>> >>>
>>> >>>Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>Appreciate the help.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>KB
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 7:04:31 AM

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Shane <arthursixpence@hotmail.com> wrote:

> That reminds me - my commiserations, mate!
>
> I thought West Ham played like they believe they belong in the
> Premiership, and Preston played like they believe they belong in the
> Championship.

Ouch! <vbg> The question though now is how long will the Hammers manage
to stay there?
--
Mike
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 1:35:58 PM

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Thanks Shane, you win some - you lose some....I'll just sit quietly for a
few moments...oh, and Well Done, the Hammers, no hard feelings.

Mart


"Shane" <arthursixpence@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> That reminds me - my commiserations, mate!
>
> I thought West Ham played like they believe they belong in the
> Premiership, and Preston played like they believe they belong in the
> Championship.
>
> Shane
>
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> news:eFymSRXZFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> KB wrote :-
>>
>>> In defrag, my options are:
>>> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors.
>>> I
>>> check Both.
>>
>> Although I'm sure it may really depend on YOUR use of YOUR programs, I
>> have never found the "programs start faster" option of any benefit to
>> me - and, always found Defrag would run faster without the option
>> selected.
>> But see also :- "How to Determine the Programs Disk Defragmenter
>> Optimizes"
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;186020
>>
>> Also, by using the 'check drive for errors' option, you should not need
>> to run scandisk quite so often.
>>
>> Try it and decide for yourself.
>>
>> Regarding the scandisk failure when using ScanDefrag, my 'guess' is that
>> you've still got something running in the background. Re-read the
>> instructions - or even contact the ScanDefrag Team if you still have an
>> issue.
>>
>>> .... I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run ScanDefrag.
>>
>> Well, that's essentially its main purpose, you need to re-boot so that SD
>> will 'prevent' those programs which interfere with scandisk and defrag,
>> from starting in the first place!
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>> "KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
>> news:%23OIvJFIZFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>I ran Scandisk from EBD then booted to safe mode and ran Scandisk again.
>>> Booted to normal mode, ran ScanDefrag with the same result, won't
>>> complete
>>> Scandisk. I don't care for the requirement to reboot to run
>>> ScanDefrag.
>>>
>>> My question relating to Scandisk settings is which options to choose.
>>> Below
>>> are the options I have:
>>> Display Summary - always, never, only if error is found (I choose
>>> always)
>>> Log File - replace, append, no log (I choose append)
>>> Cross linked files - delete, make copies, ignore (I choose delete)
>>> Lost File Fragments - free, convert to files (I choose free)
>>>
>>> In defrag, my options are:
>>> Rearrange files so my programs start faster and check drive for errors.
>>> I
>>> check Both.
>>>
>>> Thanks, Rick.
>>>
>>> KB
>>>
>>> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eTwC9WAZFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> ScanDefrag works great once everything's OK, or if your only problem is
>>>> tasks which interfere with it running in Normal mode. That's what it
>>>> was designed for.
>>>>
>>>> Run Scandisk from a floppy(EBD) boot to iron things out including a
>>>> Surface Scan, then run it again in Safe Mode, with all the bells and
>>>> whistles on (but no Surface Scan), *then* from now on use ScanDefrag.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Rick
>>>> sry, I can't give you the settings; I'm not running WinME at the
>>>> moment... but basically just turn everything on.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> KB wrote:
>>>> > Here's the ScanDefrag results:
>>>> > ScanDefrag will not complete on my system. Scan Disk runs up to 7 -
>>>> > 8
>>> bars
>>>> > over about an hour and finally quits. Defrag then steps in and says
>>> that
>>>> > the disk contains errors, it cannot run and I must scandisk before
>>>> > defragging.
>>>> >
>>>> > What's interesting is that I then ran scandisk and defrag from
>>>> > Start/Programs/Accessories and they completed without a glitch.
>>>> >
>>>> > Question: What are the proper settings in scandisk/advanced?
>>>> >
>>>> > Thanks for the ScanDefrag tip. Although it didn't work it did make
>>>> > me
>>> try
>>>> > to run them on the system and they worked. Sometimes the best
>>> inventions
>>>> > are discovered by accident.
>>>> >
>>>> > KB
>>>> > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
>>>> > news:o DsR62rYFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> >
>>>> >>KB, instead of running them in Safe Mode, download and install
>>> ScanDefrag
>>>> >>v5.2.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>This is a FREE utility, written by several well respected
>>>> >>contributors
>>> to
>>>> >>these News Groups and has been designed to run several original MS
>>>> >
>>>> > utilities
>>>> >
>>>> >>through a 'filter' which eliminates the usual junk which stops
>>>> >>Scandisk
>>>> >
>>>> > (and
>>>> >
>>>> >>Defrag) from running properly in Normal Mode - as you are already
>>>> >>experiencing <g>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>You can get ScanDefrag at either of the two sites below - and be sure
>>>> >>to
>>>> >>read the associated notes for setting it up:
>>>> >>http://home.earthlink.net/~bblanton2/scandefrag/main.ht...
>>>> >>http://www.blueorbsoft.com/scandefrag/index.html
>>>> >>
>>>> >>HTH and good luck
>>>> >>
>>>> >>Mart
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>"KB" <KB@discussions.winme> wrote in message
>>>> >>news:%237MTOSmYFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> >>
>>>> >>>I've been using these in safe mode as this is the only way they will
>>>> >>>complete. I've read that it's best to do using a 'clean DOS boot'.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>Could someone explain, in simple step by step instructions, how I
>>>> >>>can
>>>> >>>accomplish this?
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>Really, I need the 'guided tour' on this.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>Appreciate the help.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>KB
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 2:19:24 PM

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<lol> You men and your football <g>
Joan


Mart wrote:
> Thanks Shane, you win some - you lose some....I'll just sit quietly
> for a few moments...oh, and Well Done, the Hammers, no hard feelings.
>
> Mart
>
May 31, 2005 3:35:12 PM

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"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
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> Shane <arthursixpence@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > That reminds me - my commiserations, mate!
> >
> > I thought West Ham played like they believe they belong in the
> > Premiership, and Preston played like they believe they belong in the
> > Championship.
>
> Ouch! <vbg> The question though now is how long will the Hammers manage
> to stay there?

Indeed. It's almost a crime how many top drawer players they had to sell
when they went down two seasons back. Though maybe, then, the crime was in
not staying up in the first place!


Shane
May 31, 2005 3:41:30 PM

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It's the sport of kings, Joan, without a horse! And with a ball. And a goal
at each end.


Shane


"Joan Archer" <archer_joan@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
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> <lol> You men and your football <g>
> Joan
>
>
> Mart wrote:
> > Thanks Shane, you win some - you lose some....I'll just sit quietly
> > for a few moments...oh, and Well Done, the Hammers, no hard feelings.
> >
> > Mart
> >
>
>
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 8:02:03 PM

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ROFL
Joan


Shane wrote:
> It's the sport of kings, Joan, without a horse! And with a ball. And
> a goal at each end.
>
>
> Shane
!