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chkdsk /f while trying to defrag

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#1 mariposa!


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:17 AM

hi apologies if i am in the wrong forum or break a rule, i did read the how to and am attempting to follow protocol :)

i am trying to help a friend defragment his hard drive. it is almost full and i feel that a defrag could help.

he is running windows xp home edition 2002 service pack 3 on a dell vostro 1000

every time we try to run disk defragment we get an error saying
"Disk defrag has detected that chkdsk/f is scheduled to run on C drive."

i googled for help but everyone has different answers so i decided i would not try 800 different things and just come here and ask for one educated person to help me out :)

we did however try start menu>run> chkdsk /f and chose y and rebooted but we still get that error when we try to defrag.

thanks in advance for any help :)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:42 AM

Hi mariposa! -
Try a Checkdisk r scan with this code below - Copy and paste the code into Run Box and then close all open programs (including internet) - Once you do this click OK and your computer will shut down and reboot after 30 seconds


Please allow this scan to check/repair your system - It may take 30 to 40 mins so please let it run and it will reboot back to normal screen after it is finished -
This may also clear the chkdsk/f item -
Note that there should be a gap between the k and / -

Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 11 February 2011 - 04:24 PM.

#3 Allan


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

Do you have an XP CD? If the above method doesn't work for you, boot to the XP CD and choose the first repair option - that will take you to the recovery console. Once there, run: chkdsk /r

Also, you say the drive is almost full. How large is the drive and how much free space is there?

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