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Defragmenting I tried to transfer applications from my friends calcutor to mine, but I decided that I did not want them so I disconnected the cable. Now whenever I turn it on it says DEFRAGMENTIG... and it will not let me do anything else. I took out the batteries and the bakup battery but it wont work. Every time I turn it back on it keeps doing it. Please help.

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  • i_static Dec 09, 2008

    i can't break the defragmenting cicle...
    please help me


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As you probably found out it's not the best idea to pull out the cable mid transfer. Well much like a computer, calculators have RAM and Hard Drive so that program is half on the calculator. The calculator is programmed to fit those files into the smallest space possible so when ever there is a huge transfer of data on a calculator, it defragments all your data. So you need to try to get rid of those half files. I'm assuming they're mirage files that run around 16000. So they're rather large files. What you need to try to do is to try to clear your calculator, 2nd then + then 7 then 1 then 2. But before you do that when it's defragging hit on to try to break the cycle of defragging. If you can break it go to 2nd + and go to memory manager and try to delete the programs by unarchiving them by hitting enter. (some might not need this) then hitting the DEL button. Remember to only do this to the programs you need to. GOOD LUCK. HOPE THIS helps. If it doesn't you are kinda out of luck.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

  • pinworms Oct 20, 2010

    hi, i typed 2nd 7 1 2. after that, the screan went completely blank , and i cant press anything else now. what should i do?

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