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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG]Defrag hard drive
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2003 15:10:40 -0700
The best solution is to start the defrag before you go to bed. Then you
don't have to fuss over the wait times. Or set it in the a.m. before you go
to work. Whatever. There are some options here, folks.
From: bob gillis [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG]Defrag hard drive
Evelyn, I defrag my 8.4 GB drive in about an hour. Before starting
defrag turn off all open programs, turn off screen savers and power
saver. Every time a program does something automatically, defrag sees
the change and starts all over again. Even with the above turned off,
it may take a couple of passes to do it.
Evelyn Hendricks wrote:
> How long is it supposed to take to defragment an 9.2 GB hard drive? I have
> defraged mine before, but it had been quite a while since I did it. I
> started it about 6 o'clock last evening. At 2:30 in the morning it was
> still at it. It would get to about 20 %, then send a message that the
> had changed, read the file again and start over. It did this at about 10%
> to 20% increments until it had finished. I don't remember it doing it that
> way before. Also, I have never had a scan disk to complete on this
> I have a Dell Dimension V400, running Windows 98 (4.10) with 48 % of my
> resources free. I have 384 M of ram.
> Is something wrong with my computer or is this normal behavior?
> Evelyn Hendricks
> At 07:36 PM 06/07/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> >Try defragging your hard drive. I find that things sometimes "get
> >separated" and the program can't find all of the bits & pieces to patch
> >back together into a unified whole. (Hey, I know this "ain't"
> >techno-babble, but . . . .)
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Lee Hoffman [mailto:]
> >Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 7:21 PM
> >Subject: Re: [TMG] Help please! Dates missing
> >MIWyett wrote:
> > >I sent this email earlier in the week and got only one response.
> > >(Consequently I ran VFI) I hope more people might see and have a
> > >suggestion this weekend. I leave for a trip in two weeks!!
> >It may be quicker to contact Tech Support on this.
> > >At the beginning of the year I installed Symantec ACT! My computer
> > >crazy. I clicked my TMG 4 icon to open the program, but ACT opened
> > >instead of TMG. I uninstalled ACT the same day.. I don't know if
> > >is the moment of corruption or only an icon issue. Thanks for your
> >When you installed ACT!, was there anything else running on your
> >computer? The problem may be a result of that and/or possibly a memory
> >problem (either hardware or possibly a program hiccup or a combination).
> >number of years ago, I installed MS/Word on a computer of mine and had
> >weird problems. I un-installed Word and the problems went away. I
> >have time to re-install at the time so I don't know what happened. Later
> >did re-install Word and had no problems.
> >Lee Hoffman/KY
> >TMG Tips: <http://www.tmgtips.com>
> >My website: <http://www.tmgtips.com/lhoffman>
> >A user of the best genealogy program, The Master Genealogist (TMG)
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