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  • I'm trying to run disc fragmenter on my computer, it says it can't do that, say that chkdsk/f. is trying to run.  What is that?  How do I get rid of that, and defragment this disc?   thanks....
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 10:59 PM

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  • Hi,

    It looks like your computer had issues with either a start up or an improper shutdown at some point which logged a chkdsk query.

    As disk defrag oranizes your hard drive sectors, it will not rung against chkdsk as there may be a corruption on there which defrag could upset.

     

    To Resolve:

    * Launch the command prompt (Start > Run > CMD)

    * Type in chkdsk c: /f /r

    * This will run the chkdsk utility which is basically forcing a corruption check (/f) on the NTFS (Windows) file system and repair any corruptions (/r)

    * This process can take time to run so be patient and avoid using the pc for anything else - If its a laptop, ensure its plugged in instead of using battery

    * Once complete, reboot the PC and defrag should perform as per usual.

     

    Kind Regards,

    Martin

     


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    Sunday, December 4, 2011 6:59 PM
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