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Disk Defragmenter Error


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Malific

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Yes when i tried doing a Disk Defragment i get this error saying

Disk Defragmenter Has Detected Chkdsk is scheduled on the volume (c:).
Please Run Chkdsk /f.

When I Run This i get another error.

Chkdsk cannot be run becuase it is being used by another process. Would you like to schedule this item to be checked the next time the system restarts (Y/N).

I type Y and then i hit enter and restart my computer but it still will not fix the proplem and i still cant defrag. Any ideas i could use some help i defrag almost everynight i need to defrag.
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Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

Try Windows defragmenter

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Can you also run this check please

Go to command (cmd) prompt and type fsutil dirty query c: then press enter. See if it comes back flagged "Dirty"
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I did not get a chance to dload that trial software but i had a chance to run that cmd it came back as C: is dirty.

That mean something well ttyl.
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Hi Malific...

The system has flagged the drive as "dirty". This flag is called a "Dirty Bit". We need to unset that Dirty Bit.
  • If you have Spyware Doctor installed, uninstall it.
  • If you have ZoneAlarm installed, open it, click the "Overview" tab, then select "Preferences", and UNcheck the "Protect ZA Client" check box.
Click Start, then Run, type cmd in the Open box and click "Ok". At the prompt in the Command window, type the following commands, pressing "Enter" after each one: (Please note the spaces in the following commands.)
  • chkntfs /d ..... (This will reset autocheck options to default)
  • chkntfs /c C: ..... (This will allow checking drive C:)
  • fsutil dirty query c: ..... (This queries the drive and will most likely tell you that it is dirty)
  • chkntfs /x c: ..... (The x switch tells Windows to NOT check the specified drive on the next boot)
At this point, restart your computer, it will not do a chkdsk and will boot directly to Windows.

This next step is important as this is where the Dirty Bit will be unset.
Click Start, then Run, type cmd in the Open box and click "Ok". At the command prompt, type the following, pressing "Enter" after each one: (Again, note the spaces.)
  • chkdsk /f /r c: ..... (To manually run a full chkdsk operation)
  • Y ..... (To accept having it run on the next boot)
This should take you through 5 stages of the scan and will unset that Dirty Bit. Be patient...this is a very thorough check and will take quite a while.

Finally, when the chkdsk operation has completed, type fsutil dirty query c:, press "Enter", and Windows will confirm that the Dirty Bit is not set on that drive.

Now reboot again and see if you can run the deragmenter.

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