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Have Compaq Presario 1200 with Windows ME. C drive 68% fragmented so ran Norton defrag program. It ran for at least six hours. Sometime after that got "memory error - reading the FAT on drive C". Any suggestions? My d drive has only 12% free space. Time to get a new laptop? Your help will be appreciated. Thx wh

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Does Windows ME not have a defrag utility? If so try it. Norton is noted for creating such problems.

Glenn

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daaa...never thought of that. And didn't know that about Norton. Thx, I'll try the ME utility.

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Also the lack of free disk space may be contributing to some of the defrag slowness. Hope you have better luck with ME's defrag utility.

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Me defrag program stopped- saying I needed to run scan disk. Scan disk kept restarting saying programs were open & it'd run faster if they were closed. i closed everything I could but it still kept restarting. So I restarted pc & scan disk came up immediately. (Its been doing that for a long time). I let it run for 11 hrs & finally stopped it. Any other suggestions?

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Try this. Press ctrl/alt/delete and end all programs on the list except systray and explorer. You will need to repeat this several times since you can only end one program at a time. Turn off your screen saver and run scandisk. When that is finished run the defrag. Yours is a typical situation. You have are too many programs running in the background writing to the disk and causing the process to restart over and over.

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