Can;t Defragment because of Chkdsk /f

  I,Me and Myself 20:42 21 Sep 2007

I was doing some security checks on our PC today and wanted to see if it needed defragmenting so I clicked on Analyze but got the following message

Disk defragmenting has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume :(C:)
Please run Chkdsk /f

Can someone please be kind enough as to explain what this is, how dow I stop it coming on and how can I defragment.

Many thanks

  brundle 20:45 21 Sep 2007

Go to Start menu/Accessories, Command Prompt.
In the black box, type

chkdsk /F

press return (note the space between chkdsk and /F)

You may see a message saying Chkdsk will run next time you reboot. Reboot and let it check the disk.

That ought to allow you to defrag.

  I,Me and Myself 20:58 21 Sep 2007

Your advice has worked and the PC is now happily defragmenting. Many thanks. :)

  I,Me and Myself 23:14 21 Sep 2007

All was well until I restarted and a blue screen came on and did and Chkdsk.

Why is it doing that now?

  brundle 23:48 21 Sep 2007

If it does it more than once, may be a problem, otherwise it could just be a one-off.

  I,Me and Myself 14:06 12 Feb 2008

When turning on this PC we (not everytime) often get the blue screen on and a Chkdsk starts. Why does it do this? It is more annoying than anything else. Is there anything that we can do to stop this happening?

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