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Cannot not defrag

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dear_vicky, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. dear_vicky

    dear_vicky Thread Starter

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    Whenever I try to run Disk Defragmenter a message pops up saying Chkdsk /f is scheduled to run.

    If I run Chkdsk get a message saying that it cannot lock current drive.

    File system is in use by another drive and do I want to run it when system is restarted.
     
  2. valis

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    choose 'yes' and reboot. It will take a while to run depending upon your hard drive space, but after that you should be good to go.
     
  3. dear_vicky

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    When I do that it tells me volume is dirty. Chkdsk finishes running but I get the same error message as before when trying to defragment.
     
  4. Laz123

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    When you run error-check did you tick both boxes in case there's bad sectors?

    I should back up your data first in case of any probs.
     
  5. dear_vicky

    dear_vicky Thread Starter

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    There's no boxes to check. Just a dialog box that pops up.
     
  6. Laz123

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    Go to My Computer, Right click on 'c', choose properties, tools, error checking and tick both boxes, click ok, then reboot.
     
  7. SoftMaster

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    Hello,

    You can try to do the following (see the full message here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/465184-volume-dirty.html)
    You also can give a try to the Defraggler Software (http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download).

    Thanks for reading
     
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