I am trying to run Disc Defragmenter on Partion C, but as soon as I press Analyze or Defragment I get a message saying "Disc Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: (C:). Please run chkdsk /f".
At the Run command I amd typing "chkdsk C: /f" and getting the reply, "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)" To which I type "Y Enter".
Next time the system restarts nothing out of the usual happens - there is no sign of Chkdsk running - and I get the same message as above when trying to run Defrag.
Can someone get me out of this circle of confusion please.
Tried to run Skndsk without the C: handle with exactly the same result.
The link above looked hopeful. I edited reg as it said but still no defrag. Rebooted and reg had reset itself as before. I now edited reg to H: rather than C: then rebooted. Chkdsk started checking H partion. I cancelled this and then when it had booted the reg had adjusted itself to make no reference to checking as per above Link. But still when I tried to defrag it came up with the schedule message as at the beginning.
Thanks for suggestions so far, but we are not there yet.