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It it will not run at all, Insert your Win98 CD, and go to a DOS prompt. Run c:\windows\system32\sfc.exe to verify your system files. SFC is "system file checker". If defrag stop and restarts, reboot and hit F8 to enter safe mode. Run defrag from safe mode.

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