I cannot defragment because of a popup which reads, "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume (C:). Please run Chkdsk /f. If I try to run Chkdsk it comes up and says, "Cannot check this volume (NTFS) because it is use by another process.
I have been reading a previous post by another of your members (Lifeson) who had an identical problem around Feb 26 2006 at 0318PM. I have started to follow the expert's instructions, but when the computer appears to be checking the disk, I get no information as to where it is at. I.e., there is no text anywhere on the screen either during the check or after it to tell me what is, or has taken place, in fact I dont even know when it has finished. The only clue I get is the computing activity light flashing which may or may not mean that the processor is addressing my DOS commands.
Before I continue to try to follow the previous member's fixing instructions (and so far I have established that I have a "Dirty Disc" on C Drive) I really need to know what is happening after I make a CMD in the DOS box.
Am I missing something, or should I just plough on with the fixing instructions and hope that what I am inputting is happening?
I would be very grateful if someone could assist me in this.