Must run chkdsk before defragment

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When I try to defragment my C drive,  I get a message saying

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

If I then go to the C: DOS prompt and try to run Chkdsk /f, it says

the volume is in use by another process:

would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the 
system restarts.

I said YES and rebooted, but got a critical error shutdown message.

From there I had to recover my OS with Norton Ghost (fortunately)

I have never, to my knowledge, set schedules for Chkdsk,

so how do I reschedule them so I can run defragment,

or how do I run chkdsk simply, to satisfy the schedule.

donwb


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Reply donwb 12/24/2009 12:52:26 PM

what you need to do is to
boot with a xp cd and login
to the recovery console.

then at the disk prompt run
your check disk /f



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"donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message 
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> Win XP Home
>
>
>
> When I try to defragment my C drive,  I get a message saying
>
> "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the 
> volume (C:) Please run Chkdsk /f"
>
> If I then go to the C: DOS prompt and try to run Chkdsk /f, it says
>
> the volume is in use by another process:
>
> would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the 
> system restarts.
>
> I said YES and rebooted, but got a critical error shutdown message.
>
> From there I had to recover my OS with Norton Ghost (fortunately)
>
> I have never, to my knowledge, set schedules for Chkdsk,
>
> so how do I reschedule them so I can run defragment,
>
> or how do I run chkdsk simply, to satisfy the schedule.
>
> donwb
>
> 
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Reply db 12/24/2009 3:58:18 PM

Thanks db, that did it ok.
donwb

"db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message 
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> what you need to do is to
> boot with a xp cd and login
> to the recovery console.
>
> then at the disk prompt run
> your check disk /f
>
>
>
> -- 
> db���`�...�><)))�>
> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
> - Systems Analyst
> - Database Developer
> - Accountancy
> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
> -  @Hotmail.com
> -  nntp Postologist
> ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>
> "donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message 
> news:exJp0fJhKHA.5520@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Win XP Home
>>
>>
>>
>> When I try to defragment my C drive,  I get a message saying
>>
>> "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the 
>> volume (C:) Please run Chkdsk /f"
>>
>> If I then go to the C: DOS prompt and try to run Chkdsk /f, it says
>>
>> the volume is in use by another process:
>>
>> would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the 
>> system restarts.
>>
>> I said YES and rebooted, but got a critical error shutdown message.
>>
>> From there I had to recover my OS with Norton Ghost (fortunately)
>>
>> I have never, to my knowledge, set schedules for Chkdsk,
>>
>> so how do I reschedule them so I can run defragment,
>>
>> or how do I run chkdsk simply, to satisfy the schedule.
>>
>> donwb
>>
>> 


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Reply donwb 12/25/2009 3:11:16 PM

you're welcome.

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>

"donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message 
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> Thanks db, that did it ok.
> donwb
>
> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message 
> news:elm3sHLhKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> what you need to do is to
>> boot with a xp cd and login
>> to the recovery console.
>>
>> then at the disk prompt run
>> your check disk /f
>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> db���`�...�><)))�>
>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>> - Systems Analyst
>> - Database Developer
>> - Accountancy
>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>> -  @Hotmail.com
>> -  nntp Postologist
>> ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>
>>
>> "donwb" <2banshee2@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message 
>> news:exJp0fJhKHA.5520@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Win XP Home
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> When I try to defragment my C drive,  I get a message saying
>>>
>>> "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the 
>>> volume (C:) Please run Chkdsk /f"
>>>
>>> If I then go to the C: DOS prompt and try to run Chkdsk /f, it says
>>>
>>> the volume is in use by another process:
>>>
>>> would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the 
>>> system restarts.
>>>
>>> I said YES and rebooted, but got a critical error shutdown message.
>>>
>>> From there I had to recover my OS with Norton Ghost (fortunately)
>>>
>>> I have never, to my knowledge, set schedules for Chkdsk,
>>>
>>> so how do I reschedule them so I can run defragment,
>>>
>>> or how do I run chkdsk simply, to satisfy the schedule.
>>>
>>> donwb
>>>
>>>
>
> 
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Reply db 12/25/2009 3:19:42 PM

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