Originally Posted by macho_mike21
When I go to defragment my hard disk on our old computer (WIn 9
the defragmenting program keeps resetting itself saying that changes have been made to the disk. It only gets to wher it has the little boxes on the screen. Can anyone help out with this?
Ok there'* another way to defrag & still be in normal mode too. "Disable" your Anti-Virus software before defragging. Most Anti-Virus software will NOT let anything written to your Hard Drive (Thinks it'* a Virus) & therefore stops the Defrag process. Once the Anti-Virus software is no longer in the picture, the Defrag process will continue normally. This assumes that you have Regularly defragged your Hard Drive too by the way. My 30GB Hard Drive takes 35min to defrag & I defrag once a month. The longer you wait between Defrags, the longer it takes to do the job, as just about every file has now been fragmented enough to scatter it'* info all over your hard drive.