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Defragment when i try to defrgment i am getting a mssg, chk f drive and wont let me defrag c drive until this is done please can you advise me if you can thankyou ann butler

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  • annbutler195 Feb 14, 2009

    thankyou for help that problem fixed , also my lap top is running slow have you any suggestion,s


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would seem that defrag has sensed error in the drive and therefore requires that the hard drive C be checked for errors and fixed. You may want to try:

  • Windows key + R;
  • type "cmd" less the quotes, Enter;
  • type chkdsk /f, Enter;
  • it may take some time depending on the size of your C and its contents.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Louie Role Feb 14, 2009

    Hi again Ann,

    Glad that your initial concern has been addressed, appreciate the rating too.

    To your next concern, most computers would slow down because of insufficient memory. While adding more memory would outright solve this, perhaps your slow laptop simply needs to disable unnecessary programs running in the background.

    Initially, try:

    • Windows key + R;

    • type "msconfig" less the quotes, Enter;

    • click on Startup tab;

    • un-check programs that says update, monitor and/or anything else you think is unnecessary;
    Pls post back what Windows you are running, XP or Vista.


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