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Old 03-28-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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I have been trying to defrag my computer. Everytime I try to defrag the C drive I get the following message:

Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: PRESARIO (C:).Please run Chkdsk /f.

Then I run it and I still get the message.

What my big problem is that my computer runs very slow and I want to upgrade the guts of it, the memory, the processor, etc.

So, any suggestions on how to defrag the thing and / or any suggestions on my doing my upgrade.

Please help me before I get the hammer out!!!

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:18 AM   #2
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Start > accessories > system tools > defrag
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:22 PM   #3
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That's what I tried to do and then got that message. I defragged D but it states

"Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: PRESARIO (C.Please run Chkdsk /f."

It won't defrag.....

also, any ideas on what i should upgrade to increase performance on the computer?
thanks.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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Dump windows defrag and use Executive Software Diskkeeper!
http://www.diskeeper.com/landing/lan...PID=PPS0001292
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:36 PM   #5
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Am still getting the chkdsk error. Any clue on how to turn off chkdsk? Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. I downloaded the trial version of diskeeper and it also stated it could not work as the chkdsk function needed to be run.

Please help.....I don't want to have to buy another computer!!!!

I know I am not the brightest bulb but I know I can defrag my computer....even tho the roots are blonde....

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Old 03-30-2006, 12:58 AM   #6
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Ha ha, you wont have to buy another computer!(lets hope not)

The chkdsk is that 'Scan Disc"? That you are trying to run or is it the actual defrag?

If you are wanting to defrag and thats not working then usally you can go to 'Scan Disc' and it find any errors you have on you HD, then 'usally' defrag will work, and what i mean by 'usally' is if you dont have a heap of errors and crap like that stopping it.
Also if no programs arent cause'n interferance then it will run..(both the defrag and scan disc)

Not sure if thats what you mean?
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:28 AM   #7
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Start > Run> chkdsk /f

Try defrag onwards. If it still doesn't work, I'll got with big guns.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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Run the disk cleanup first. MS balks if there is a lot of garbage on the drive. Also you don't say what size and how full the drive is. If you have less than 15% of the drive left there is not enough room on the drive to run defrag. Take off some files and give it some room to work. Another thing is chkdsk is run as a boot item. Meaning you tell it to run it and it asks if ok to run on next boot. Tell it yes and reboot.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:51 PM   #9
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Okay I did disk clean up and was finally able to run chkdsk, but it had errors and I don't know what they are as the screen just blipped away......

On Diskeeper 10, it states I have 69% free space. So that may not be an issue.

Any ideas?

I must have a lot of errors that are stopping the chkdsk and I don't know what to do....

Help!!! Please.....this is one of the few items that wasn't taken during Hurricane Ivan and I have to admit I am somewhat emotionally attached to it. I am attached to everything I have that wasn't "ivanized"


thanks so much for the suggestions so far.........
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are you running disk defrag under safe mode? If you aren't, try that and see if it makes a difference. I used to have an old computer that would not defrag unless in safe mode. Im just throwing out the suggestion...
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Old 03-31-2006, 05:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestion. Now I've discovered I can't get the computer to get into Safe Mode. I have followed all the directions from help.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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you hit f8 on startup and nothing happens?
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Yes I hit f8 on startup, it just sat there, nothing happened. Maybe I didn't let it sit long enough - I am not known for my patience. Will try again.........

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Try to keep tapping f8, it should do it,

[and when the computer first boots you should see a screen of your motherboard brand up] / ignore that if you dont understand

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Help!!! Please.....this is one of the few items that wasn't taken during Hurricane Ivan and I have to admit I am somewhat emotionally attached to it. I am attached to everything I have that wasn't "ivanized
Imgine you are, good luck
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:25 PM   #15
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Okay, I have finaly got it to safe mood, but still nothing will happen for dfrag. it's keeps telling me i must chkdsk. any new suggestion please would be SO greatly appreciated.....
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I think the time is to get your shoes on and put it through your pc's front case, hehe that's would I would do if it done that to me, I have no patience what so ever I would be punching walls about now swearing at my pc and offering it out for a fight lmao nahh honestly I wouldn't know from there. About nows when I give up lmao
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #17
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SUCCESS!!!!

I don't know worked but I was finally able to chkdsk on the command prompt and then able to defrag!!

Thanks to everyone who helped me through this....Maybe I can keep this computer afterall.

Thanks again so much.
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Well I had posted a last resort command for chkdsk but since you go it going it's redundant.
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