From: Baldy on 04/06/2003|
Try running Defrag IN SAFE MODE!
Boot to safe Mode by either pressing F8 or holding Ctrl while the PC boots. At the Boot Menu, select SAFE MODE, and then run Defrag!
Poor old Defrag has a damned hard time doing its job while Windows merrily tries to start Screensavers, check Background processes, etc. so by Defragging in SAFE Mode, you allow Defrag to do its job undisturbed.
Note: on large HDD, (>=10Gb), this can take one hell of a long time, so set it up to do it's thing, and go to bed. In the morning - Job Done!