when i try to run scan disk and disk defragmentor from win98se i get an error message saying that i do not have enough memory to run.
i have an 80Gb Seagate Barracuda ATA HDD and 512Mb DDR PC2100 and have tried running it in safe mode also.
my hard drive is new (after my 60Gb died - but never had problems with running defrag?!) and was partitioned as one, using fdisk.
would changing the settings in bios to LBA etc help?
have looked at microsoft’s online help, but offers no real solutions:
Err Msg: Your Computer Does Not Have Enough Free Memory to Defrag the Drive
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release, versions 2.0 , 2.1 , 2.5
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
When you attempt to run Disk Defragmenter (Defrag.exe) or ScanDisk (Scandskw.exe), you may receive one of the following error messages:
Your computer does not have enough free memory to defrag the drive. Quit one or more programs.
ScanDisk could not continue because your computer does not have enough available memory.
This issue can occur if you are running Windows on a hard disk that is larger than 8 gigabytes (GB) in size and has a cluster size less than 8 kilobytes (KB). This configuration may be created if you use a third-party disk tool to create a partition on a hard disk that is larger than 8 (GB) in size and has a cluster size less than 8 KB.
To resolve this issue, contact the manufacturer of the third-party hard disk tool to inquire about a possible update to the software that resolves this issue.
The standard FAT32 cluster size of 4,096 bytes only applies for hard disks smaller than 8 GB. The third-party hard disk tool may change the cluster size to 4,096 bytes per allocation unit.
The default cluster sizes are listed in the following table.
Hard disk size Cluster size
512 MB to 8 GB 4 KB
8 GB to 16 GB 8 KB
16 GB and larger 16 KB
am thinking of getting diskeeper, but untill i do, would like to solve this problem, especially so that i can also use scan disk - norton is more hassle than its worth!