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csipes

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I have read the post that helps remove the dirty bit.
But when chkdsk /f /r c: trys to run at reboot I get an error message that says "cannot open volume for direct access" when I try to run defrag it says chkdsk is scheduled to run so it will not run defrag. Now I have loaded up PCConpoint 3rd party software. It found and fixed 800+ errors, but still can not run defrag.

Edited by csipes, 31 October 2006 - 08:07 AM.

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Hi csipes...

Is the drive flagged as "Dirty" when you query the drive? You might try running the chkdsk operation using the following:

Click Start then Run...type cmd and click "Ok". At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r (note the space), and press "Enter". You will be told the volume is busy and asked to schedule it to run on the next boot. Type Y and press "Enter". Reboot.

Once this has finished, which could take upwards of an hour, boot into Safe Mode and try running the defrag from there.

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Thanks but still no good. Drive C is dirty.
chkdsk will not run on bootup. Error "can not open volume for direct access"

Regards,
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Run chkdsk from the recovery console:

Set your PC BIOS to boot from CDROM, Boot from the CD

Select the first option R Repair / Recovery Console

Select your Windows partition by number (usually 1)

Login to XP with administrator password if you have one

Run CHKDSK /P from the command line
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Keith,
Thanks that did the trick!
I ran both /p and /r. Errors were found and repaired then Defrag ran fine once i completed the normal reboot.

Thanks,
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Thank You for letting us know
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