Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
Any ideas on how to defragment my Dell laptop? everytime I try I get the following message: 'disk defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: (C). Please run Chkdsk/f.' If I try to run a disk check, nothing happens either and get this message: C:/windows/system32/chkdsk.exe. The type of file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Woulld you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? Y/N
If I say Y, when restarting computer it still cannot perform degragmentation.
Any suggestions? Thanks so much
How To: Fix Windows Built in Defragmenter
Had the same problem, turns out that in SP2 you have to have "DCOM Server Process Launcher" enabled in administrative tools> services for the
· First open up a Command Prompt, this can be found at:
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
· Change into your windows\system32 directory. Your windows directory will be either windows or winnt. Type:
Register the defrag components, by typing:
At this stage, you may find the defragmenter works. If not, there is one more step you can do.
Using Windows Explorer browse to your windows\inf folder.
In there you will find a file called dfrg.inf right click this file, and select Install.
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Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Hi, thanks for the suggestions. I've tried them but still get the same message.
Any other thing I can try?
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Try using the FSUTIL DIRTY command to query and set the dirty bit on the volume. This essentially tells Windows that there is a file system error on the volume and it needs to run chkdsk next time.
At the command prompt, type FSUTIL DIRTY QUERY C: (or whatever your drive letter is) and get the status
Then type FSUTIL DIRTY SET C: (this sets the dirty bit).
Reboot. Chkdsk should run properly and reset the dirty bit automatically.
As for defragmentation, check out Diskeeper 2008. It's by far the best defragmenter available (Diskeeper invented the defragger for Windows!). No, it's not free, but you can get free trial versions from the Diskeeper site http://www.diskeeper.com
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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Try This: Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Defragmenter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Click Defragment Now. Disk Defragmenter might take from several minutes to a few hours to finish, depending on the size and degree of fragmentation of your hard disk. You can still use your computer during the defragmentation process
Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Defragmenter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Click Defragment Now.
Disk Defragmenter might take from several minutes to a few hours to finish, depending on the size and degree of fragmentation of your hard disk. You can still use your computer during the defragmentation process
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