"Disk Defragmenter has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume:(C:). Please fun chkdsk/f."
After a lot of searching I was told that "chkdsk" was the XP version of ScanDisk which I had had on Windows 98. I was told to:
1. open My Computer
2. Right click on hard drive & choose properties
3.Click on tools tab
4.In the error-checking section, click on check now.
5.Place a check in both boxes
Did all of the above. I still can not use Disk Defragmenter, and I continue to get the same message about chkdsk. Also, I now get the following message during start-up:
"Checking file system on C
the type of file is NTFS
Can not open volume file system for direct access
Windows has finished checking the disk."
I am lost. I am also at a pretty basic skill level. Not stone age, but fire is still a novelty. I will be grateful for your thoughts.