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Old 10-21-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Disk defragmenting

I have never been able to defragment my hard disk. I have now installed Mcafee Total Protection 2007 which seems to have incorporated the defragmenting capability into itself, but whenever I try to make it start the defragmentation process it gives an error message about there being errors in the C drive and that I have to run either scan disk or "chkdsk" (apparently "Checkdisk" spelt with no vowels). I know that formerly it would have been necessary to switch of mcafee before defragmenting a disk, but mcafee Total Protection does not seem to have an option to switch it off and it also seems to have incorporated that capability somehow.

Does anyone know what could be wrong with the laptop or the antivirus?

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Old 10-21-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
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just run chkdsk like it says then it should defrag for ya. If ya harddrive is nearly full ya will have problems defragging aswell
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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What is chkdsk? I can only find the useless scan disk option.
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chkdsk is checkdisk, just scans ya hardrive for errors
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:28 AM   #5
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How do I activate it? It doesn't appear when I rightclick the C drive icon in My computer.

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Im assuming ya running xp. right click on ya harddrive in windows explorer, click properties, then tools and select error checking
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Thank you.

Is it normal for it to want to restart in order to perform the checkdisk operation?
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i would just let it do what it asks
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Default Re: Disk defragmenting

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Thank you.

Is it normal for it to want to restart in order to perform the checkdisk operation?
Yes that's normal
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I understand the defragmentation process is always hideously slow?
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