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Computer will not defragment

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#1 georgiepeterson


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:33 AM

When I attempt to defragment my C drive, I get this message: "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: HP_Pavilion (C:). Please run Chkdsk/f
When I tried following these instructions, the same message just popped up again...

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:24 PM

Hmmm...I suggest running chkdsk /r (space between k and /), rather than /f.

If there are any onscreen errors, please write them down and post such.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in new screen and hit Enter. Reboot the system, the chkdsk /r command will execute prior to booting into XP. Upon completion, the system will boot into XP.

You may have file system/hard drive problems...if so, running chkdsk /r may clarify the possibility.


#3 noknojon


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:55 PM

Hi -
You can also use this code rather than typing the instructions (that are also correct) - Just copy and paste into Run box and hit enter -
I find it easier than typing a wrong letter if you are never quite sure -
Note that Hamluis has given the full and also correct answer -

Do you know how much free space is on C drive ??

Thank You - :thumbsup:

Edited by noknojon, 10 May 2010 - 01:31 AM.

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