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When I try to run disk defrag, I keep getting messages that something is writing to the disk that is causing defrag to have to start over. I have have looked for something running in the background that might be causing this. I start defrag immediately after a reboot so there are no other windows open. I have looked in msconfig and the one click of cntl-alt-del but didn't find anything that jumped out at me. I'm not sure what I'm looking for anyway. Any suggestions as to what it might be and where to look and correct this problem.
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by:sirbounty
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Hi jerrywendt,
Try Start->Run->MSCONFIG
Disable the items in the startup tab and reboot
Now try to run Defrag again..
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jerrywendt - please see the below link for help grading questions...
http:help.jsp#hi73

I don't believe this warrants a C.  Can you let me know why you graded it as such?
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by:jerrywendt
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Deleted as much as I think I can. Still having the
> same problem. Here's what I have

> cntl-alt-del
> Explorer
> Ccapp
> Lvcoms
> Systray

> Msconfig checked for startup
> ScanRegistry
> Systemtray
> LoadPowerProfile
> LVComs
> ccApp
> ccRegvfy
> LoadPowerProfile
> ccEvtMgr
> ScriptBlocking

> Do you see anything in here that could be causing
> the
> problem? Thanks.
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by:jerrywendt
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Sorry, my first time here and not sure of the proper protocol........
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by:sirbounty
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Although not the problem,  Lvcoms - can be removed...

Right-click the desktop and choose properties.
Disable your screen saver there...

You might also try simply booting into safe mode and running defrag there...
http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/usingwindows/maintaining/tips/advanced/safemodeboot.asp
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jerrywendt - no problem...

As long as you're still active in a thread, there's no need to close it until it's officially resolved to your satisfaction.
Experts won't take a C grade too well either, if the author isn't involved in clarifying their problem.

No need to rush this.  I'd like to see you get it fixed as much as you do.  Just try out these suggestions and any that other experts may provide until you get the problem rectified.  Good luck!
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by:jerrywendt
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Ran defrag in the safe mode and had no problem. Thanks for the info........
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Glad you got it working - thanx.
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by:sta4d
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Another way to defrag is to copy the following into notepad and rename it defrag.reg
Double clic on it and reboot.
It will then run before windows loads and will only run once.


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx]
"Flags"=dword:00000003
"Title"="Defrag at Startup"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx\Defrag]
"Cmd"="||DEFRAG.EXE /ALL"

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