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Re: My computer won't degragment
Go to Start Programs, Run and type cmd. Click OK. When the DOS window opens type defrag c: and hit enter. If your drive is badly fragmented it will take a long time to finish and may seem to be doing nothing but just wait and let it finish. Could take a couple of hours depending on the size of your hard drive.
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try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
hope this helps
There are a million things that cause computers to run slow. Few are "simple" to fix.<br />
Here is what I want you to do. Go to this site: <a href="http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download">http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download</a> and download a program called <u><i>CCleaner</i></u>. Follow the instructions on the screen. When you have the free program on your computer, run it. This program will clean all the unnecessary stuff from your computer which will speed it up a little bit.<br />
If you want to do other things, you should defrag your computer. If you are using a Windows operating system, you can do this by clicking on "my computer". Find your hard drive which should be identified as "C". Right click on the C drive, select Properties. Click on the tab that says Tools. You will see a tool that says Defragmentation. Click on defragment and let the computer work. This process may take a few minutes to several hours ... let it complete the defrag before you do anything else.<br />
Run the CCleaner at least one time per month. The Defragger should be run about the same.<br />
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I assume you might have degragged the drive because of some irratic behavior not affecting your wireless card. Is your laptop detecting any other wireless networks? Restoring your system should have taken care of that, but when did you install the router, recently? And if you're not detecting the router, do you know for sure that the wireless part of the router is working? Also, there is a wireless card on/off switch on many laptops- make sure it didn't get moved to the off position. Since you defragged your system, this makes me think maybe some other problem is going on, but without more information, there's not much I can guess about. If you have a neighbor or friend with a laptop, see if they're getting your modem's signal, then go from there. Good luck, crazy problem.
Best way to Defrag is to start up in Safe mode and run the Defrag program. Time to defrag depends on size of HD and free space. Degragging in normal mode also enables your anti-virus software which I' ve found to interfere with defragging. Best of luck to you and I hope this solves your problem.
Hi Carolyn, crack the case is open the tower by removing the large side panel so that you can look into your computer and see the motherboard. It is not too hard to find...it is usually located near what is know as a COIN battery...because it look like a shinny silver coin about the size of a quarter. Now a jumper is nothing than three small pins (about 1/4" long) is a straight row. The actual jumper is a plastic cap (usually blue of black) that covers two of the three pin. If you can locate them the position they are in is 2&3 so you can figure that the one that is not covered is one.... take that cap (jumper) off of 2&3 and put it on for 1 minute...restore side panel and power and see if it worked. Hope this help, if not write back , good luck, please leave rating.
Download Speed Fan and check your hard-drive's SMART readout. If it looks bad, back up your files and be prepared for the worst. If however the readings look fine, try defragmenting your system with the assistance of the free trial of O&O Defrag. Running the Complete/ACCESS defrag method will ensure that your files can be read as quickly as possible by the hard-drive without all the fragmentation.
NOTE: You may have to defragment more than once before this issue is cleared up. Severely fragmented hard-drives are never fixed with the first defragmentation.
Let me know if I can help you further, I certainly do hope things turn out good for you.
To defragment your volumes, right click my computer, select manage, on the left side window, select Disk defragmenter, on the right side you can perform the defragmentation. other ways are going to my computer. right click properties - > tools -> defrag.
You can purchase the restore disks from Compaq directly if they still have any in stock. You can go to their website. I would not recommend reinstalling 98 on the computer. You would be better off wiping off the system and installing xp on it being that 98 is old and no longer supported.