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Chkdsk/f. trying to do a disk defrag but it says iv to run chkdsk/f. i went to do this in the run menu in the start menu and it wont allow it how do i solve this problem

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Hi there.
Open Start -> Run. Type CMD. Type the desired Drive (E.x. type E: for the E Drive) -- Then type CHKDSK/F and press "Y"


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Chkdsk/f how do i run on xphome edition...unable to defragment


To check the disk do this
In the start up menu select "Run" then type in chkdsk and click "Next"

Jan 16, 2012 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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Hard Drive Basics and Beyond Part2


The list is as follows

As of 2010, virtually all of the world's Hard Disk Drives are manufactured by just five large companies: Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, and Toshiba.

Now to the Fun Stuff

Whether we are building our own computer, upgrading our existing PC or just adding an extra hard drive to increase storage, we usually rely entirely on Windows for maintenance and care of this new or old hard drive. That's not always as efficient or good as it sounds. If you have ever used the Windows defragment software to defrag your hard drive, you know just how tedious and long this process is. The Defrag program itself is not very intuitive and has very few adjustable parameters.

Defragmenting is good!

It is usually a good idea to download a non Windows defragmenter with more user friendly options such as quick defrag, data map (for seeing what chunks of data are being moved) or selectable defragment options which allow you to choose what to defragment. What you select as your program of choice is entirely up to you. Be advised, however. Microsoft has been
steadily working you away from having any control over how you
defragment your drive.

With each upgrade and revision of Windows, you see less and less of what is actually going on with your hard drive, which places all of your trust on a company most people know very little about.

If you are like me, your hardware is important to you, and you want to know more, not less about what may be going wrong with your equipment. Why defrag doesn't automatically run when your hard drive slows down due to severe fragmentation is a mystery I have never solved.
Your antivirus will stop a program from destroying data, your Desktop has an automatic cleanup wizard, and even your Email asks if you want to compact messages to save space. So why does Windows allow your hard drive to fragment itself to such a state that data loss can occur simply
because Windows can no longer remember where your files are stored?

Well, those problems won't be solved by wishful thinking, we have to take control and do this ourselves. Some good defragment programs will have a scheduler, and you will want to set this up to run at a time when you will not be busy on your PC. Remember to disable screensavers as this will slow down your defrag speed. Some antiviruses can do this as well, especially if they just happen to update you while the defragmenter is running. Essentially Any program that writes data to your hard drive while you are trying to defrag it will slow down your completion time, so turn it off.

Scandisk or Checkdisk

CHKDSK (short for Checkdisk) is a command on computers running DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems that displays the file system integrity status of hard disks and floppy disk and can fix logical file system errors. It is similar to the fsck command in Unix.
On computers running NT-based versions of Windows, CHKDSK can also check the disk surface for physical errors or bad sectors, (an area of the disk that may have had a momentary head
crash) a task previously done by SCANDISK (for older versions of Windows such as, 95,98,ME).

This version of CHKDSK can also handle some physical errors and recover data that is still readable.

When do you run scandisk?

1. When data loss has occurred, typically when Windows cannot find a file.
2. When your computer can actually find the file, but takes forever getting there.
3. When your PC is using a hibernation file as well as system restore and cant restore properly.
4. When your PC continually starts up in safe mode.
5. When you get an error stating that Windows must shut down to prevent data loss.
6. After a virus is detected and cleaned.

Windows does not perform this check automatically or when an error occurs. In some instances such as several hard starts or crashes, Windows will offer to run the scandisk or start itself, but by then it is usually too late to actually do any good. While it may make you feel better that the Disk check program has started on it's own, and it appears that Windows is trying to protect you from data loss, the actual fact is that this is a last ditch effort for Windows to recover itself, not your data, but it's own startup files. If your data gets saved in the process, so much the better.

Alternately you can run Scandisk-Checkdisk in the Shell mode or dos type box.
CHKDSK can be run from the Windows Shell, the Windows Command Prompt or the Windows Recovery Console. One option for CHKDSK is the use of the Command-line/R parameter, which allows the program to repair damage it finds on the hard drive.
Conducting a CHKDSK can take some time, especially if using the /R parameter, and the results are often not visible, for various reasons. The results of a CHKDSK conducted on restart using Windows 2000 or later operating systems are written to the Application Log, with a "Source"
name of Wininit or Winlogon and can be viewed with the Event Viewer.

This method is usually your last line of defense and will only be offered in extreme situations where a boot failure has occurred.

A word on SFC (System File Checker)

Have you ever had a program fail to execute, then follow with a DLL error of some type? This is a handy way to restore that corrupt, missing or virus altered DLL, and it can be started in Windows.
By default, Windows File Protection is always enabled and allows Windows digitally signed files to replace existing files safely. Currently, signed files are distributed through:

# Windows Service Packs
# Hotfix distributions
# Operating system upgrades
# Windows Update
# Windows Device Manager

If you introduce a file replacement in any other way, Windows File protection will overwrite your file! An important part of Windows File Protection is the command line utility:

System File Checker (sfc.exe)

Use this utility when you suspect there may be a problem with a Windows XP system file. To do this simply go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in: sfc /scannow.

on Mar 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I try to defrag my pc I get a message that says "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume (C:). Please run CHKDSK/f. Don't know how to do this


above statements are right you may also run disc defrag to your system
click start/controlpanel/Administrative Tools/computer management/storage/disk defragmenter
then select or highlight the drive where your operating system is installed
click defragment

Sep 10, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have a 6L300R0 hard disk, i brought it set it up got running at 300gb as expected after a short time i had a problem with cross-linked files which i had to relinquish. I deleted the drive which was on...


you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer hope this helps dont forget to vote

Mar 11, 2011 | Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300R0 (6L300R020PK)...

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It won't complete the defrag. Does that mean the hard drive is going bad? The laptop is very slow, hard drive spins a lot.


You definitely should back up your files before trying to solve the issue. To defrag first check if you have enough free space and if some programs are running that are interrupting the task. Run a diskcleanup and chkdsk. The Windows defrag program will not defrag under less than 15% free space and also sometimes if other programs write to the disk while its running. So download the trial version of a reliable commercial defragger and try. (They will defrag in less than 5% free space and run in the background).

Dec 08, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 Notebook

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When I try to start in safe mode my computer begins to start up, and then it stops with a list of this: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ (this part changes) mup.sys or...


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
you could run the check disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive


hope this helps

Nov 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Can not use defragmenter on computer. Windows XP system, when I try to defrag I get a message disk defrag has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volumn:(c:) Please run chkdsk/f. When I try...


Hello,
Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt
Click Start, and then Run.
In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
Use one of the following procedures:
To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.
Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.
Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check
check additonal instructions on:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

This will help you to solve the problem

Aug 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Disk Defragmentor could not start.


I'll assume you're running xp.
You need to have about 15% free disk space to defragment your hard drive. If you're under that, that could be the cause of the trouble. You might try deleting some old restore points from system restore to create more space, as these can tend to take up a lot of room. (see instructions to do that here.)
Otherwise, there are a variety of things that could be causing this. See links here and here.
I'd recommend you run chkdsk c: /f or /r to check the integrity of the hard drive,(instructions here and here). Then follow these protocols to scan for and remove a possible malware infection on your system. Restart your system and then try to defrag.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Jun 08, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Unable to run disk fragmenter


It seems the chkdsk is not completing hence the problem. What version of Windows are you running? Do u have the installation cd with u?

Mar 11, 2009 | Dell Pentium 4, 2.26 GHz (1W391)

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Can't get to disk defragment my laptop



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:
cd \windows\system32

Register the defrag components, by typing:
regsvr32 dfrgsnap.dll
regsvr32 dfrgui.dll



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.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Nov 19, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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