It's the same issue as previously discussed.
But that NOTEPAD issue is making me suspect your machine has the coolweb parasite. Read http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/ and consider CWSHREDDER.
In closing, all that spyware can make defrag just sit there.
I read the entry below re: w98 defrag problem.
I think my problem is different.
Defrag never really gets started. I can open and start, but it never gets past 0%. When I open details I get a frame, but with a blank white map.
I never had a problem before.
Maybe 3 unrelated problems, but it all happened in the past week or so:
1) IE doesn't work right now: it opens with the "can't find- choose from the selections below" page, but Netscape is fine.
2) Notepad closes itself without saving what I pasted.
3) Windows doesn't reboot/open most of the time - hangs at "Windows is closing" frame.
So what's up? Be easy with the syntax for me! I'm brave, but un-book learned!