defragging problem

  bob308w 23:32 04 Nov 2006
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When I attempt to defrag my PC, (XP) I get the message "Disc defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume:(C:).
Please run Chkdsc /f. "
What exactly does that mean, and how do I do it?

  wee eddie 23:37 04 Nov 2006

It can take a while.

If given the option check the "Attempt to Repair Errors" button. I am not sure if that is the exact wording.

  bob308w 07:56 05 Nov 2006

"Run Chkdsk /fr." what exactly does it mean and how do I do it?

  SLAYER 09:02 05 Nov 2006

Press Start run type in chkdsk /f c:

  bob308w 09:36 05 Nov 2006

When I do as you suggest, a black sqaure flashes on the screen for a millisecond and thats all !

  SLAYER 09:40 05 Nov 2006

Humm,are you typing it in with the spaces between chkdsk and / and f and c

  VoG II 09:43 05 Nov 2006

Start, Run, type

cmd

and click OK. At the > prompt type

chkdsk c: /f

and press the Enter key.

  bob308w 09:54 05 Nov 2006

Thanks for the reply,I've now done that, and I get the message: "The type of file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. chkdsk cannot run because volume is in use by another process. would you like to schedule volume to be checked on next restart". I've selected yes and restarted but nothing happens.

  hzhzhzhz 10:20 05 Nov 2006

could it be a virus scanner running in the background thats causing the problem?

Have you tried running chkdsk /f in safe mode?.

I had this problem last year but despite lots of help from the forum and elsewhere,I never did get it sorted. I ended up downloading diskeeperlite as suggested by a forum member. That ran ok.

  anskyber 10:25 05 Nov 2006

As hzhzhzhz has suggested you could use Diskeeper if you choose to do so its very much better than the Windows version. click here

  anskyber 10:29 05 Nov 2006

Some info on check disc. Basically it has a look at your hard drive to see if it is healthy and it repairs (if it can) the bad bits. click here

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