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Postby evo69 on Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:23 am

Whenever i try to defragment my pc, i get this poped up.

disk defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume : (C: ).

please run chkdsk /f.

any1 help me out here?
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Postby tazdevl on Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:29 am

Probably some issues with your drive.

1) Generally helps to tell us what OS.
2) If it's XP/2K, open up windows explorer, right click on your C: drive, go into Properties, Tools tab, Error Checking, hit the check now button.
3) Reboot
4) Once everything comes back up, defrag.

If it's Me, 98, 95, run scan disk before you try to defrag.
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Postby LoneWolf on Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:44 pm

It sounds like 2K or XP; I don't believe that Win9x has the option to schedule a CHKDSK, even though an older DOS version of the program is present on Win9x installs.

I'd open up a Command Prompt window, and at the prompt, type


This is the full disk check that also checks for bad sectors on the hard disk. CHKDSK will tell you that it cannot lock the drive for access, and ask you if you'd like to check the drive on reboot. Hit Y and enter. Then reboot the system, wait 10-30 minutes while it checks, and try defragging on next reboot.
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