Disk Defragmenter problems

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  1. Renegade

    Renegade New Member

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    I have windows 98...I tried to run disk defragmenter but it says drive C is in use by another disk utility, so I disable norton systemworks and try it again doesnt work. Then I try to use norton's speed disk and it says drive C is in use by an unknown disk utility. I think something is messed up with my hard drive, and I guess I may need to replace it? Is there anyway to fix the problem I am having?
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Try making a boot disk and running defrag off the boot disk.
     
  3. Renegade

    Renegade New Member

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    how do i make a boot disk?
     
  4. IAMwhitey

    IAMwhitey New Member

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    why do you feel do you need to defragment? i haven't defrag'd any of my drives in years....
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    To be perfectly honest, I have no idea :o Perhaps someone who uses Windows knows :dunno:
     
  6. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    One way...

    http://www.bootdisk.org/

    or try pressing F8 repeatedly after rebooting and start in safe mode, then run Norton.
     
  7. Renegade

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    Did the safe mode, said the disk had errors and to do sandisk...type to set up an external hard drive kit....what enclosure should i get
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Lots of folks around here using Lacie external HDD enclosures that have been happy with them.
     
  9. Renegade

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    o well time for reformatting maybe
     

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