I need to defrag and I can't run it or scandisk from the regular mode and the only way I know to get into safe mode is to restart the computer and before Windows loads to restart again then it lets me go to safe mode. Is there and easier way? Also when I try to run defrag and scandisk in the reg mode, its says too many files writing to drive C. How do I stop that so I can use defrag without safe mode?
You could also run msconfig, click the advanced button (I think) and put a check on the line that says something like "Startup Menu" or something like that. I haven't looked at one in a while so I'm not positive the exact wording, but it's pretty obvious when you see it
That'll just make that menu come up for 30 seconds every restart, so you can choose safe mode when you need it. Then you can uncheck it whenever you don't want the menu coming up anymore.
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No screensaver. I even turned off the power options. Turned off messenger(s), weatherbug, everything and it still won't complete,, I have to go to safe mode to do scandisk and defrag. I just want to be able to do it from reg. mode but to no avail.
Originally posted by NeoRaZor You can get a program called Diskeeper (it's not free) which will run in a normal Windows operating mode. I use it and it's twice as fast as the defragmentor that came with Windows.
i second that.. the windows client pretty much sucks, plus you can set diskeeper to defrag for a few hours so it actually finishes it, while the windows client does not.. opinion of course..