Try following the procedures in both of the links below. Use the links in the order that I give them.
How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs
How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive
What Do I Do When Scandisk and Defrag Won't Run In Win9.x/ME
Hope this helps.
I'm trying to increase my System Resources and am having no success with Scan Disk...it scans for hours and doesn't reach completion. Without completing this task, I can't proceed to DeFrag. How can I make this work?