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Defragment Problems.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rfzbaker, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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    Lately my computer has been going slower than usual, and I am having problems defragmenting my computer. I do a Disk Cleanup, it runs and then when it's finished I go to Disk Defragmenter. After I hit analyze, it runs for about 3 seconds, and then an error stating "Defragmentation of (C:] has been aborted due to inconsistencies that were detected in the filesystem. Please run CHKDSK or SCANDISK on (C:] to repair these inconsistencies, then run disk defragmenter again. (I changed (C: ) to (C:] to avoid smiley faces)

    Now, I looked everywhere, and I do not have "scandisk", I even searched for it using window's handy search tool. When I run CHKDSK it only goes through 2 of 3 steps, I never see the third step take place.

    What I've done so far; Removed many programs I no longer us, rebooted several times. I'm not sure what else I would have to do. I'm running another Disk Cleanup, cleaning many more of the files, there are some I did not cleanup before.

    Thanks to anyone who has anything to tell me. I appreciate it.
     
  2. blaine2521

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    Go to run and type in SCNDSK or CHECKDISK. Ive had this problem before sounds like a parameter problem i couldnt figure out how to fix it so i just reformated my computer..
     
  3. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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    Neither CHECKDISK nor SCNDSK appear to be working. (Says they do not exist). How do I go about reformatting my computer, it has been a year.[This is the last thing I want to try] :p
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Double click on My Computer . . RIght click on the drive . . select Properties . . click on Tools tab. . then the Check Now button . . put a check in both boxes and tell it to check on next start.

    Reboot to check the disc
     
  5. TerryNet

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    I open a command window (Start - Run - cmd - OK) and run
    chkdsk /F

    It immediately tells me it can't run 'cause somebody else is using C: and do I want to run it on the next restart. I respond Y and then Restart. I don't watch it run, so don't know if it displays any useful information.

    The /F is for "fix" any errors.

    I think this is the same as simpswr's way.
     
  6. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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    I just did what you said. It said the files were clean. I tried defragmenting, and I received the same error again. I'm somewhat worried now >.<. Oh, and hello again Terrynet :)
     
  7. Old Rich

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    First thing I'd do is backup any files you cherish . . Next step is to download and run drive diagnostics from the drive manufacturer
     
  8. rfzbaker

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    Alright. Ive never backed up files before. (I'm sure i'll figure it out :rolleyes: )

    What is drive diagnostics from the drive manufacturer, that is new to me.
     
  9. Old Rich

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    Man . . you live dangererously . . Data not backed up is data you do not care to keep!

    The drive manufacturers have diagnostics that you can download . . first find out what brand the drive is, then go to their website for the diagnostics.
     
  10. techy689

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    Better idea. As long as you have your windows restore cd, your in good shape.

    Go to start > run > cmd> and then type in 'sfc /scannow' .... this will search ure computer for errors and fix them.
     
  11. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    It reads the following:

    C:\Documents and Settings\My Name>sfc /scannow
    'sfc' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Documents and Settings\My name>
     
  12. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Try a defrag again.

    If there are still errors in the disk structure it will refuse to run.

    I don't think a SFC run will resolve defrag refusing to run due to disk errors.
     
  13. rfzbaker

    rfzbaker Thread Starter

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    If I click Analyze, it gets to 35%. If I click defrag, it gets to 95%. But, still getting the error.
     
  14. Old Rich

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    Backup your data . . run the drive diagnostics . . SFC will only correct missing or corrupt windows system files . . does nothing for drive defects ( which your drive would seem to have )
     
  15. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Have you done basic housecleaning first?

    Deleted browser cache?
    Deleted Temp files?
    Emptied Recycle bin?

    Also, when you ran with the /F switch, you DID you through a restart?
     
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