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I just recently upgraded from 98 to XP prof.
I last defragged 3 weeks prior to the upgrade. I tried to defrag in safe mode as I usually did with 98 for which it worked great. First of all, in safe mode with XP, my screensaver will not disable? Every time I turn it off, it re-enables itself. Secondly, the defragger takes 3 hours to get to 23%, then it stops and won't proceed.
I tried to defrag in standard mode but am not sure which files in task manager to "end task" on before-hand. XP task manager looks different and there are .exe system files running like:
Are these types of files safe to disable? I used to just leave systray and explorer running and close everything else but XP files are different.
My antivirus is disabled.
The "analyze" disc went ok. But defrag seems to hang at 23%??? I d'loaded Diskeeper and tried it with the same results and it won't run at all in safe mode?