defrag problem

Defrag will only operate properly if run in (Safe Mode)
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phiboaAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
I know you already checked this but to be sure then I have to ask, Did you shut down everything (Ctrl,Alt,Delete) and end task on everything except Explorer & Systray (including antivirus) also make sure the screensaver is set to none.
I had this happen to me before but after the first time then it work just fine after that. Did you empty all Temp files, recycle bin, temp internet files before starting?
go to Start -> Run and type MSCONFIG
then go to StartUp Section and
Uncheck all of them.. Restart your
PC and see if defrag works.. If Defrag
works then do the same (run MSCONFIG)
and check the first item and do a reboot.

Do the same to see What program doesn't
let you run the Defrag.. when you find
it then Check All items on the StartUp
Section except the Item that is causing
you troubles with the Defrag...

Hope that solves your problem...


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I really hate to say this since you are not new here but I already suggested to kill all running programs by using (C,A,D) your proposed answer just suggests doing it a different way and also a more time consuming way at that, since you will have to reboot and then when done he has to go back into MSCONFIG and recheck them so they will start on boot up, then he will have to reboot to get everything back to normal again??
phiboaAuthor Commented:
should this be considered the answer to this problem or just a temp fix,can this be a software problem.Is this being caused by software added by myself after the purchase of this computer and it's installed software.I realize this is a tedious question,butI
would like to know where to start
How could you accept that as the answer when I suggested an easier and faster way to accomplish the same thing and I posted it first as a comment.
You don't have to accept an answer just because it was posted as such, you can reject them
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