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defrag too slow, says something writing to c-drive?

by amart / April 27, 2005 9:20 PM PDT

Help anyone....I tried to do disk defrag and I got a message saying that something keeps writing or trying to write to the c drive and is slowing it down (as if it's not slow enough already. How do I search for what is doing this...I assume I can then just shut down the program that is causing the problem. Many thanks, I am not very computer savvy. Anne

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(NT) (NT) Disable your antivirus program
by Yew / April 27, 2005 10:11 PM PDT
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defrag too slow, says something writing to c-drive?
by johnm92 / April 27, 2005 10:31 PM PDT

I have found through trial and error, for defrag and or scan disk to run properly, you must switch OFF your virus scan and any screen savers.

Depending how much data you have on your hard drive, it may be best to run this over night, especially if you have lots of files etc, and have never run defrag before.

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Amart, This Should Help Too
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 28, 2005 1:22 AM PDT

It would sure help if we knew the exact operating system but assuming you're using Windows 98 or ME, please follow the procedures in the links below which describe how to shut down unnecessary start up programs and then get rid of junk files on the computer. You might want to print out the info for later use.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

After that, follow the procedures in the link below for running Scandisk and Defrag:

What Do I Do When Scandisk and Defrag Won't Run In Win9.x/ME

Hope this helps.


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