I'm having a problem doing the disk defrag on my computer. I'm running Windows 98. My problem isn't like the other person who posted a defrag problem thread....I set my up to run a defrag a couple of nights ago, and was just going to let it run all night, and that it should be done the next morning. The next morning when I got up, it was still at 0% for checking for problems (I think that's what it said). I've run the disk defrag before a couple of months ago, and it did fine. It took a LONG time because I had never done it, but it worked. Any ideas on why it wouldn't work this time? I shut off all running programs and my screen saver too, so that nothing would make it keep starting over. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Did the program seem to start running correctly and then get "reset" at some point; starting from the beginning again, or did it just never appear to even start scanning?

Did you use <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> and 'end task' everything except systray and explorer before using Defrag? That's the only way to be certain you've shut everything down.

Running defrag from 'Safe mode' is a good idea as well.

I didn't do the con/alt/delete....but to answer your first question, no it never reset itself...it just never even got past 0%.

I'll have to try running it in safe mode and see if that makes any difference too. :)

I'll have to try running it in safe mode and see if that makes any difference too. :)

Yes- definitely give that a try.

If Defrag couldn't even get pask checking your disk, perhaps your Hard Drive has some errors on it/bad sectors. From Safe Mode you could try running Scandisk first, and then running defrag.

Good luck!