Have you tried cleaning out all temp files first.
Or closing all other running programs - Ctrl Alt Del> select one program at a time (EXCEPT Explorer) and click on End Task. Do this for each program listed (EXCEPT Explorer).
It may be necessary to run Scan Disc, Standard then Thorough if necessary before Defrag will run.
Or run Defrag in Safe Mode (keep tapping F5 while restarting the computer to enter Safe Mode). It may be necessary to run Scan Disc. Standard, then Thorough if necessary before Defrag will run.
Hope this is of some help.
I'm running Windows Me and my computer is very sluggish. I tried to defrag and it will not. Even as I type this message it is delayed to appear on the screen. I'm working on a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop, remotely with a router so I am not sure where to even begin and troubleshoot. My computer freezes up randomly and the fan runs continuously.
Any help I'd greatly appreciate.
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