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Taco130

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when i try to defragment my C drive i get a pop up saying

Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume:(C:).
please run Chkdsk /f.

thanks
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Tyger

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If checkdisk is scheduled to run then restart your computer and it will run. Or at least it should. Then you should be able to defragment.
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Hi Taco130,

If I may suggest, clear you temp files first, then make sure you have at the very least 15% free space on the drive you are attempting to defrag. If you are short on space go to Add and Remove and uninstall all the old programs you never use.

Before you actually try the defrag again, run ATFCleaner by Atribune HERE

Post back to let us know how you go,

kind regards,

Edited by tallin, 28 February 2008 - 08:46 PM.

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Taco130

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it didnt work. i still get the message?
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If the reboot did not work open your command prompt console. You can get to this by navigating to Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Once you get here you will see something like C:\Documents and Settings\"Your user name"> and you will see a blinking cursor after that. There is where you need to type ChkDsk /F That should fix it for ya! I would like to say that you will most likely get an error that says the disk can not be locked, so it will ask you if you want to check the volume next time the computer restarts and just type Y then enter.

I hope that everything works out.

Edited by whokneww, 28 February 2008 - 08:43 PM.

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i get a message saying

chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
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Hello again,

How much free space on your C;\Drive?

I suggest you do an SFC scan from here.

Hope this may help.

kind regards,

Edit Click Yes and reboot to answer your last question, if that scan does not help, do my suggested scan after chkdisk.

whokneww also mentioned in their post to click Yes.............

Edited by tallin, 28 February 2008 - 09:02 PM.

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i have 16%
i tried it again and it works
thanks to all :)
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Hi Taco130

Tell us what worked, the chkdsk scan or the defragmentation.

Good to have your feed back as we can use it to help others, so please post back and tell us what worked.........

kind regards,
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Taco130

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i went to start, run, and type in chkdsk. i got the message saying

"chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)"

i type Y and then close cmp. then i restarted my computer and it did the chkdsk check. after it did that i tried to defrag it and it work.
thanks
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:) Many thanks, keep the link I sent you for another time as it is also a great help in making sure your files are correct and in the right place on your HD.

Glad we were able to assist, and thank you for posting back.

kind regards,
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May I suggest Auslogics Disk Defrag for future Defragmentations?
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Cheers for that Will_00 I was also looking for another defragmenter to run along side the windows :)

I was also looking at the registry defrager, has anyone got their own opinions on this?

Cheers

Edited by wizzy2k5, 20 April 2008 - 08:14 PM.

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