troubleshooting Question

DEFRAG TOOL ON THE FRITTS !!

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  Hi everyone at EE,
   My sad story starts out when my computer started bogging down playing Yahoo games about four days ago.  I couldn't win a single game of pool, because all the tournys had timers on the shooting intervals at about 10 to 12 seconds.   Yahoo would freeze on me and by the time I had control of the que, it was too late!!   This is not normal for me or my computer, so I started running some stuff like Scandisk to check for errors.  Then I ran Spybot to check for spyware/adware invading my HD.  Then I bumped up the BIOS from OPTIMAL  to  HIGH PERFORMANCE.  I then went into MSCONFIG to shut down unwanted programs on start-up.  Then I ran my DEFRAGGING TOOL to clean up my HD so it would run smoother/faster/better......only it wouldn't get past 3% and start re-reading the HD.  It said that there was programs running that were writting to the HD, so I shut down all my anti-virus programs, my spamkilling, security ect. until I ran out of programs that might still be running.  I even disconnected my cable from the LAN so IE 6.0 was off line too.
   I finnally got the DEFRAGGING TOOL  to work somewhat, however it was still oscillating from the defragging protocol back to the reading HD protocol about every thirty seconds or so.  I figured at least progress was being achieved at approximently 30% per hour at that current rate.   Then it got stuck at 33%, and wouldn't go any further given the time it took to cycle into the defrag protocol.....and start over with the reading of the HD.  
    How do I get this tool to do its job, and finish the task ?  How do I find out what program is running that keeps triggering it to cycle back to the begining of its task ??  I tried a three finger salute to see if the program that was acting up would show itself, but alas it didn't help.
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