Unable to use error- checking tool : C drive

  Spanish City 21:04 13 Nov 2008

I wanted to use the Windows error- checking tool prior to defragging.

A message appeared that Windows was unable to access the system.

Its a couple of months since I last defragged so would appreciate any assistance.

PC is operating XP 2002, S/P 3 + Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:23 13 Nov 2008

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
4. Use one of the following procedures:
• To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
• To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start.
• To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

  Spanish City 21:33 15 Nov 2008

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ for very prompt and helpful response.

Got it sorted last night.

Thanks again.

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