Message from discussion Disk Defragmenter problems
From: Larry Thompson <m...@nowhere.com>
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Subject: Re: Disk Defragmenter problems
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Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 17:43:29 GMT
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Lawrence Blake wrote:
> I have Windows 98 and the disk defragmenter has recently stopped working
> It starts off OK and then returns to the beginning with a message something
> like "drive information has changed. restarting"
> It will then repeat this process for hours and never complete the
> I thought (and still think) that it might be Norton Antivirus interfering,
> and I tried to unload Norton. However, that did not improve metters at all.
> But I don't think Norton ever completely unloaded. I think it leaves little
> bits around but maybe the little bits are not enough to cause problems.
> Maybe there are other background programs that could be the culprit. If
> anyone has experience of this problem or can help me in any way I would very
> much appreciate it.
When starting up your machine hit F8 to get the startup menu. Select
safe mode. Defrag then restart in normal mode.