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    Cant defrag Win 98 - not enough memory?!


    I am running Win 98. When I try and defrag my computer - I get the message:

    'your computer does not have enough free memory to defragment this drive. Quit one or more programs and then try defragmenting this drive again'

    Yet I have 29.9GB free and have only used 7.29GB!

    Now whenever I start my comp I get the message:

    'your hard disk is too fragment, you should uninstall Recovery Genius and defragment your disk'.

    Any help much appreciated!
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    You could try defragging in safe mode. Perhaps the message is talking about RAM, not disk space. What is Recovery Genius?
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    Just to let you know:
    Memory is completely different to Hard disk space, and like Doug G this is probably what it is referring to. Microsoft recommends defragging in Safe Mode, so you could try that.
    How much ram is actually installed in the machine at present?
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    (^^;?(It is quite natural.)

    Recovery Genius seems to be all-mighty system monitor. Such a thing would eat up whole your PC. On the other hand, as defrag also use up full resource.
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    Err Msg: Your Computer Does Not Have Enough Free Memory to Defrag the Drive
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q229/1/54.ASP

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    Get it from here .
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    http://www.the-old-sea-dog.net/defrag.html
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