Problem when trying to Defrag my hard drive

  alfren 15:16 08 Nov 2012
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Whenever I try to defrag my hard drive, I get a message saying to run Chkdsk /f However, when I attempt to run this feature, I receive another message, that the check could not proceed because of a dirty volume. The situation is driving me bonkers. I have consulted the microsoft help site but all their suggestions have not rid me of the problem. The windows I am using is the XP Home Edition with all the necessary service packs. The hard drive is NTFS. Can some one help me or do I need to take a hammer to the damn thing. Thank you for listening/reading.

  wee eddie 15:43 08 Nov 2012

How full is your Hard Drive?

  lotvic 15:50 08 Nov 2012

There is a method to reset the dirty bit manually Try this first ClickHere and then you could consider ClickHere 2nd link explains where the hex it is.

  lotvic 15:55 08 Nov 2012

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