scanning problem

  lily0208 18:49 21 Nov 04
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my comp will not let me scan and defrag it stops when it gets to the data area , a message comes on screen saying cannot scan as something is writing to the drive, any ideas plzzzzzz

  VoG II 18:51 21 Nov 04

Try using Diskeeper Lite click here

  stalion 18:52 21 Nov 04

if xp try in safe mode

  lily0208 18:58 21 Nov 04

I amusing ME windows

  Technotiger 21:07 21 Nov 04

Before starting your scan/defrag make sure all running processes are stopped. Press ctrl/Alt/Delete then highlight a running process and press Stop (doing this from memory - think it says 'Stop' or similar) Do this to all running processes one at a time except Explorer ........ then try to scan/defrag again. When it says "something is writing to the drive" it is referring to these running programs which are normally invisible to you, until you press Ctrl/Alt/Del. During the scan/defrag do not touch your mouse.......just be patient!

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