Can't defrag HDD even in safe Mode (Win98)

Windows 98 couldn't defragment my c: drive.
I've faild  to do in safe mode also.
Each  time the process starts and still showing 0%.
I waited for 3 Hrs. without any progress.
I'm using 32 bit FAT, 8.4 GB HDD (One Partition), PII 333 MHz, 64 MB RAM.
Thanks for help.
alkomyAsked:
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
alkomy, thank for your referal of my previous answered question and solved the problem, repost this for you.

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alkomy,
Before defragmentation, you have to take several preparation works (see the precautions listed below).
Afterwards, you may try to defrag at the command mode.

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PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DEFRAGMENTATION :-
 
1)  Clean all internet cache file, *.tmp files.
    Method :
    At control panal, internet options, General Tab, Temporary Internet Files,
    Click into [Delete Files] , it will clear all internet cache files.

2)  Do scandisk /fix.
    Method :
    At Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - ScanDisk, at drive letter,
    checked the box, [x] Automatically fix errors. Click [Start] to perform.

    Or go to the Command mode,
    at c:\ prompt type " scandisk /all /Autofix " without quotation.
   
    It will clear all *.tmp errors.

3)  Disable the screen-saver and/or any suspend mode in power management (turn the power scheme "always on" at the control panal-power management properties).


4)  Excessive disk activity by other programs can interfere with defragmentation, and may cause Disk Defragmenter to restart frequently and take an inordinate amount of time to complete. If this happens, close all programs while Disk Defragmenter is running.  eg. (antivirus protection programs - Norton, Mcafee, pc-cillin), turn off firewall type program (@guard 3.2).    

TO RUN DISK DEFRAGMENTER AT SAFE MODE
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Boot the pc to safe mode, Use <CTRL-ALT-DEL> to end most of the tasks except the explorer and systray. Then do defragementation.

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TO RUN DISK DEFRAGMENTER AT COMMAND MODE    
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ACTION:
C:\Defrag <ENTER>    This command controls Windows 98 Disk Defragmenter.

Syntax
defrag [drive: | /all] [/F | /U | /Q] [/noprompt] [/concise | /detailed]

Parameters
drive:    Drive letter of the disk to be optimized.
/all      Defragment all local, nonremovable drives.
/F        Defragment files and free space.
/U        Defragment files only.
/Q        Defragment free space only.
/concise  Display the Hide Details view (default).
/detailed Display the Show Details view.
/noprompt Unattended mode; do not stop and display confirmation messages.
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Nice to hear the suggestions did solve your queries.  pslh
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rayt333Commented:
Did you run scandisk and see if there was any errors?
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kjanxCommented:
go to add/remove.
see if the system tools are loaded there.
sometimes factory installed windows doesn't finish the extras.
if its loaded, remove it , reboot and come back and reload from the disk.
kj

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kjanxCommented:
i should have said in add/remove open windows setup and look for system tools. sorry.
kj
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alkomyAuthor Commented:
Sorry, but the option are already installed.
The problem was solved by pressing ^Alt+Del and closing all working programs except exoplorer and systray. Then It was done .
Pls, refer to Q.10177818
The answer was by pslh
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alkomyAuthor Commented:
Thank You pslh
Complete answer
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
alkomy, thank you for your A grade too.  ;p)  pslh
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