November 3rd, 2004, 03:14 PM
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!
November 3rd, 2004, 05:13 PM
You could try defragging in safe mode. Perhaps the message is talking about RAM, not disk space. What is Recovery Genius?
I've never been able to appreciate the sublime arrogance of folks who feel they were put on earth just to save other folks from themselves .." - Donald Hamilton
November 3rd, 2004, 06:13 PM
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?
November 3rd, 2004, 09:04 PM
(^^;?(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.
November 6th, 2004, 07:01 AM
Err Msg: Your Computer Does Not Have Enough Free Memory to Defrag the Drive
When you get it back to normal , switch to the version out of Windows ME .
Windows ME defrag ( free ) , very fast . no need to close ( ctrl/alt/delete , I don't use a screen saver ) anything down to run defrag , no restarts .
Get it from here .