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    Default Disk Defrag problem

    Hi,
    I was wondering if someone could please help with my dilemma. Im not a big computer whizz but have some idea...Anyway, I am trying to Defrag my computer as it is soooooo slow. However when I try this it comes up with the message...
    "Disk Defrag. has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume (C Please run Chkdsk/f

    So I tried chkdsk and it came up with this message...

    "Chkdsk cannot run because volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked next time the system restarts?"

    I have checked my scheduled items and there is nothing scheduled at all. I have also tried answering yes to the above and rea\starting the computer...also no luck.

    Any suggestions?? any?? Im trying to avoid taking it to a repair shop. Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Jen

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    Have you tried defragging in safe mode??

    What version of Windows is it?

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    Hi,

    Version is windows 2000, How do I defrag in safe mode?

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    Use the F8 key when Windows is booting to get the Windows options.

    I have a suspicion that you should be able to defrag without needing safe mode. I'm pretty sure I just do it logged in as Administrator.

    BTW, welcome to PressF1.
    Last edited by Graham L; 12-04-2007 at 07:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jen12 View Post
    "Chkdsk cannot run because volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked next time the system restarts?"

    I have checked my scheduled items and there is nothing scheduled at all. I have also tried answering yes to the above and rea\starting the computer...also no luck.
    So did you get Chkdsk to run?
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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    Im pretty sure I am logged on as administrtor...

    Also tried pressing F8 when rebooting?? Nothing... Am I maybe doing something wrong?

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jen12 View Post
    Im pretty sure I am logged on as administrtor...

    Also tried pressing F8 when rebooting?? Nothing... Am I maybe doing something wrong?
    Hold the F8 key down, until the menu comes up then select safe mode.

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    OK...went via safe mode and logged in as administrator. Tried to defrag and chkdsk and neither worked. Still came up with same messages??

    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    OK...went via safe mode and logged in as administrator. Tried to defrag and chkdsk and neither worked. Still came up with same messages??

    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Disk Defrag problem

    A real rough way of doing it is to turn everything off except explorer and systray in your task manager, then try to run it. Then, if it works, after it has finished reboot, and that way you get your programs back. Not really to be recommended, but it is how I have done it before now.

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