Solved: Chkdsk problem

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Trying to defray an XP system.
I get this prompt.
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

Clicking "Y" doesn't solve the problem.

My kingdom for an answer.
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What do you mean that clicking "Y" doesn't solve the problem? You mean it doesn't run when you reboot?
 

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It would be asking if a "yes/No" question. I solved it by following someone else's suggestions.
Anyone asking, if you reboot in "safe" mode, then reboot normally, it appears to have cleared the "hurdle".
At least that worked for me.
Thanks for inquiring.
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There should be no ned to do that. But glad you got it working. Don't forget to do a chkdsk /r once in a while to be sure that the disk surface is not damaged.

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The problem was that I was prevented from doing a "defrag", until the chkdsk functioned.
And I kept getting prompted that the dsk was locked and could DO the chkdsk.
Rebooting in safe, then normal, must have cleared that issue.
Defrag is functioning fine now.
I thought the chkdsk was an automation function when you booted up, happening "behind the splash screen".
 
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