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hard disc defragmenting

Hi.a friend of mine recently asked this same question for me, but i would like to offer more points. when i defrag it says drives contents has changed-restarting. it does this a couple of times before it defrags. i have been experiencing  shut down problems. thanks for your help. p.s this is a 133mgh pc 2.5 recently installed hard drive
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tpenders
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jwfrie2Commented:
Are You running MSoffice97?

If your are Try turniong off find fast by CTRL-ALT-DEL
And end the findfast task!

Or remove it from the startup Group!


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jlove1Commented:
First: Defrag is a utility that puts the data on your disk in consecutive locations on the hard disk. It eliminates free space in the middle of a file in order to speed up the reading of data. Before this can be accomplished, it has to run a utility on the disk that verifies that the disk is defect-free.

Second: Windows 95 is a multi-tasking environment in which multiple applications, services and tasks are running simultaniously.

Now for your answer: Whenever you're running Defrag, it cannot stop other applications (or windows itsself) from writing to the drive. When defrag detects that changes have occured on the drive, it has to run scandisk to verify that the drive wasn't damaged during the write the other program did. When it's done with scandisk, it starts over with the defrag process.

As for your shutdown problem, please refer to the microsoft page
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q145/9/26.asp
on how to troubleshoot a shutdown problem

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