Having some problems running defrag
Well, to get things cleared up, I'm 15, and my parents just got a new computer, so I'm stuck with the old one now...Which is good and bad, considering it's not that bad, it'll work i guess, but now i'm working on trying to get it to behave a tad better than it has been lately, and I decided maybe running a lil defrag will help me out perhaps.
Now, I consult the 'rents, considering they've been through all this before, and they said that to run it, i've got to shut down every last program on the comp, and then run defrag, and it might work. I did all this, and hit defrag to see if it'll go, and left it for a while, thinking this'll take a long time, might as well go watch a movie or something, an hour later I come back, it says it's still checking Drive C for errors, and that it has completed a grand total of 0%. You can imagine my joy at finding this. It was pretty late so i just shut the computer down and decided to sleep on it, when I was referred to this site from a friend and decided to ask you guys.
Any ideas as to why this defrag isn't running at all? This computer is a Windows 98, btw and it's not in the greatest shape, the lastest McAfee says there are no viruses, and Spybot comes up with nothing, if that helps.
I've been considering just backing up a few files that I've got and just re-formatting but I'd like to just fix it as much as I can and keep everything I have for convinience, any ideas?