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Scandisk cannot open volume information

Check disk cannot open volume information after virus removal. Also cannot defrag C or D disks.

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How can i defrag my dell optiplex 380


Here's how you can defragment your disk:

Windows Vista, 7:

  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.
  3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Run column. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.
  4. Click Defragment disk. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
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.

Windows XP:

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Right-click the local disk volume that you want to defragment, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Tools tab, click Defragment Now.
  4. Click Defragment.
For more information refer to these links:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/improve-performance-defragmenting-hard-disk#1TC=windows-7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848

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My hp 550 keeps freezing at the start up screen and it takes several attempts to get it to start up but when it does it works fine. it also starts ok in safe mode


Scandisk. Check HDD for SMART problems. chkdsk. Remove old unused programs. Check MSCONFIG for startup items. Use Ccleaner to clean up your computer. Use Malwarebytes Antimalware for malware removal. Defrag your HDD. You can use Auslogics Disk Defrag Screen Saver. Post results please

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My computer is running slow.


Many factors may cause your Windows 7 running slow: lack of memory, useless programs, wrong startup settings, junk files, registry redundancies, viruses or spyware and more.
If you computer is running slow or starting up slow, you may visit this article to learn more.

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My computer very slow


run an anti virus program to check if you have any viruses do defrag and scandisk on pc also check that their is enough space on your drive to run your OS if not clean it up you run a few other programs such as ccleaner, revo, disk defrag and mbam which can assist you in cleaning up pc of malice and redundant software and files

Oct 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I try to defrag my hard drive, I get a message which says "disk defragmenter could not open".


Possible Solutions:
1. Turn page file on.

Turning the page file on is a relatively simple process. Begin by selecting Start and right-clicking My Computer. Choose Properties and then press the Advanced tab. Next, choose the Settings button that is located in the Performance area; choose the Advanced tab in this area, and then press the Change button that is found in the Virtual Memory area. There will be a choice called System Managed Size in the Virtual Memory area, select it, press Set (this one is important), and then choose OK. The final move is the most important one; at this point you need to restart the PC. After you finish following these directions Disk Defragmenter should be available to do its magic.

2. Re-register the defragmenters snap-in files

It is possible that you install a third-party defragmenter like Diskeeper, then on uninstalling, it does not restore the built-in one correctly. Open Command Prompt (good ol' DOS) by clicking Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt. At the command prompt type,
cd \windows\system32And then register the defrag components, by typing:
regsvr32 dfrgsnap.dll
regsvr32 dfrgui.dll

At this stage, you may find the disc 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.

3. Check if you have enough free space on the drive you want to defrag. It should have at least 15% free space.
A volume must have at least 15% free space for defrag to completely and adequately defragment it. Defrag uses this space as a sorting area for file fragments. If a volume has less than 15% free space, defrag will only partially defragment it. To increase the free space on a volume, delete unneeded files or move them to another disk.

4. Run CHKDSK on the volume first before defragmenting.
To run chkdsk on a volume (partition, disk), go to Windows Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) -> right click the partition -> Properties -> Tools tab -> Check now -> place check marks as required -> Start

5. Check if you have the appropriate services running.

Start > run > services.msc [enter]

Browse down to these services and see if appropriate settings was set.
Logical disk manager - automatic
Logical disk manager administrative service - manual or automatic
Defrag with XP also needs the DCOM Server Process Launcher service running.

6. Your computer might have spyware or malware. Some viruses/malware are known to interrupt/disable system tools such as disc defragmenter. Try to download and run No Adware (download here), an anti-spyware and adware tool. You can also use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware tool or Smitfraudfix (how to use smitfraudfix?) to remove spywares or malwares that are running on your system.

7. Install and run third-party disk defragmenting software.

8. If all of the above possible solutions fail. I'm afraid you need to repair install your OS or as a last resort, reformat your computer (but yeah, I know, nobody want to do that just because of disk defragmenter).

Jul 08, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Slow allowing us to connect to the internet, also in letting us travel through the internet


Hi i'm Rain.
The problem your having is due to a lack of cleanibg.
I will walk you thru the steps to clean your computer.
  • Click Start.
  • Then click All Programs.
  • Now click Accessories
  • Now click on System Tools
  • Then click Disk Cleanup
The Disk Cleanup window will open. You can check all of the boxes and click next.
You computer will now clean its self of unneeded files. Allow this action to complete .

Now that you have done a disk cleanup, let's do a Disk Defrag.
  • Click Start
  • Now click All Programs
  • Now click Accessories
  • Then click System tools
  • Finnally click on Disk Defrag
This action will put all files in the correct order and clear needed space for the Hard Drive
Click on Defrag to start.

The next step is to ensure you dont have viruses.
{ Click here } To scan and clean your computer of any viruses.
EST Online Anti virus scan is a Microsoft data base
designed to locate and remove any type of virus.

  • Click on the green EST Online Scanner tab.
  • Except the lisence agreement
  • Click Start
  • Check both boxes because you want a complete scan.
  • Download the needed file { You will be prompt to except a download file. Except the file and install it .
Allow the EST Online Scanner to clean your system of spyware,viruses and more.
I hope this information has been helpful.

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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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R50 reboots


control panel
screensaver then power
change sleep times to never then click hibernate and remove check mark
then apply restart.Then fromm add/remove uninstall any programs you no longer use . Updtae windows -disk defrag-&scandisk in that order
If system still gives you a problem then start in safemode do a virus scan
please let me know if problem persists
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1. how do i do a scan disk and defragmenter on vista? 2. how do i add to the tool bar, double space, print, etc.


Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then Disk Defrag.

You can also right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and click explore. This opens a divided folder. In the right hand column either right click the C: drive and choose Properties or depending on your settings I can single click that same icon and a Properties Icon will slide into view at the very top of the window near the Tabs area. When the Local Disk C: Properties window appears you can click the Tools tab which let's you pick either Disk Defrag or Scandisk. This is better since you can acces both of these utilities and the Backup utility from the same tab also. Scandisk will also run for about 5 seconds then tell you it cannot operate now but will allow you to schedule it for the next startup.

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Disk checking problem???


i think your harddisk got bad sectors.
use scandisk .
or remove the bad sectors with bootable cd.

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