1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Help! I Can not defrag my C drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by acholeb, Jan 8, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. acholeb

    acholeb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Hello to all,

    When I try to defrag my C drive I get the following error message:
    "execute chkdsk/f. " What does that mean and what can I do ?

    Any help is very much appreciated

    Thanks so much
    Acholeb
     
  2. Rache

    Rache Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    1,398
    My Computer/right-click 'c'/properties/tools, and select error checking. It will check disc on reboot.
     
  3. acholeb

    acholeb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks for your help !
    I tryied to to check the C drive for errors, but I get an error msg " unable to continue the check" :mad:
    Any ideas what I could do?

    Thanks
    Acholeb
     
  4. awalker0878

    awalker0878 Removed by request

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    407
    Try this method.
    start \ run:"fsutil dirty set c:" \ ok

    now restart your machine
     
  5. acholeb

    acholeb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    :( Sorry to bother you again, but it doesn't work, it says that this file is damaged:mad:

    I'm getting nuts.........

    Thanks again
    Acholeb
     
  6. frankjohn

    frankjohn

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,798
    Go to web and down load fast defrag.FREE
     
  7. awalker0878

    awalker0878 Removed by request

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    407
    before you download that program from web fix errors on the volume otherwise you risk data loss.

    insert your xp cd into cdrom drive
    %cdromdrive%=drive letter of cd drive with xp in it

    start \run: "expand %cdromdrive%:\i386\fsutil.ex_ c:\Windows\system32"

    then try running fsutil from previos post
     
  8. acholeb

    acholeb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    I will try that and let you know

    Thanks so much

    Acholeb
     
  9. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2000
    Messages:
    8,684
    This Fast Defrag?? (which is the home of the one offered on SnapFiles and MajorGeeks)

    First, it does NOT defrag disk and secondly it purports to defrag ram which is architecturally impossible also.

    So, I'm not sure why anyone would run it? :confused:
     
  10. awalker0878

    awalker0878 Removed by request

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    407
    if you must defrag your drive without fixing errors (not recommended!) goto start then run and type "defrag c: -f" but like I said not recommended! until you fix errors on your volume because you risk data loss!
     
  11. acholeb

    acholeb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    :( Sorry, I'm getting a bit confused now.
    I am not particularly keen about defragging my disc LOL it's just that I make it from time to time.
    Last time I had errors I re-installed XP and my computer was completely messed up and I wasn't able to fix it myself. ( well, yes I am a dummy in that)
    If I get you right I can fix the errors with the XP installation disc? I mean, I can ONLY fix the errors, not re-install it completely?

    Sorry for all these questions

    Thanks again
    Acholeb
     
  12. Elvandil

    Elvandil

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    51,988
    You possibly have a registry or file error that is preventing chkdsk from executing.

    Try going to Start > Run, and typing:

    chkdsk /f

    OK.

    Answer "Y" to the question of whether you want to fix errors on reboot and then reboot.

    If that doesn't work, insert your XP CD. Click "Exit" if it autoruns.

    Then, go to Start > Run, and type:

    cmd

    OK.

    At the prompt in the command window that opens, type:

    sfc /scannow <Enter>

    This will scan your drive for corrupt Windows files and fix them. Then try chkdsk again. If it succeeds, try defrag.
     
  13. acholeb

    acholeb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks a lot,
    i will try that, hopefully it works

    Acholeb
     
  14. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Help defrag drive
  1. Robertico22
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    226
  2. Clueless63
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    269
  3. RoKGiYeon
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    396
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/432163

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice