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O&O Defrag getting CHKDSK Error

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  1. Jerold

    Jerold Thread Starter

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    I've installed O&O defrag software and whenever it starts a defrag, it runs a chdsk of the HDD first. It's been reporting errors on the C Drive and it won't continue. It doesn't say what the error is. I've installed the software on another PC and it runs fine - no chkdsk error. Is there another test that I can run to "cross-reference" the chkdsk error? I haven't had any problems with the HDD, so I don't know if the error is an actual HDD issue or a software glitch.

    Thanks,
    Jerold
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Have you run chkdsk separately from O&O? Go to Start > Run, and type:

    chkdsk /f

    Choose "Y" to checking on reboot and reboot so the errors can be fixed.
     
  3. Jerold

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    THanks. I ran CHKDSK /f and it was able to get past the chkdsk portion in O&O, but if I ran the defrag a little later, the chkdsk error would sometimes appear again and someetimes not. Is there another chkdsk variable that I should run?

    Is this program any better than just using the Defrag utility within XP?
     
  4. Elvandil

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    O&O gives you a lot more options than XP's defrag, but if those options are not that useful to you, the defragger that comes with XP is perfectly fine.

    An occasional use of PageDefrag will effect a boot-time defragmentation of your registry, pagefile, and other system files.
     
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