can't defrag

when I try to defrag my hard drive it only gets up to 1% then it goes back to
0%.....even if I leave it going all night.......computers running fine..but don't know how long it will last.
prrAsked:
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AL041000Connect With a Mentor Commented:
prr,
   As centerv stated, programs running causes the Defragger to restart. I've found that you should use the maintenance wizard to do your cleaning, so as to clean unnecessary files,run a scandisk to repair problems, and the defragger all from one point and at one time consectively! As israely stated, his method will shutdown or close all the programs not necessary during the maintenance wizards actions. Programs such as MSoffice,OCR,utilities have a tendency to rewrite during this process, because their information is changing which in turn holds the process up, creates a loop if you will. Doing this once or twice, for me at least, has trained the computer what to lock up during the maintenance wizard unless I've used them (Programs) heavily, then I have to go back and close them down again to retrain it if you will.
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kenneykoayCommented:

Hope this help

Try scandisk before defrag.
Try use other utilities like Norton Speedisk.
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centervCommented:
Programs running causes restarts.
Boot to safe mode and run from there.
Tap F8 key as pc starting. Choose option 3, Safe mode.
centerv
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israelyCommented:
Shut down all progs running in background first. Press <ctrl><alt><del> all at one time and release highlight a prog and press [end task] do this to everything except for explorer and systray. Then try running defrag.
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prrAuthor Commented:
It worked......I hit ctrl>alt>delete
and got rid of all those programs.........except systray & explorer........thanks
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prrAuthor Commented:
It worked......I hit ctrl>alt>delete
and got rid of all those programs.........except systray & explorer........thanks
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