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Locked by a disk utility

When i defragment my computer there's ab error in defragmenting that say's windows cannot defragment this drive now because it has been locked by a disk utility, quit any utilitites that may have locked this drive and try defrasmenting again. what does it mean? and what should i do to proceed in defragmentation?

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Defragment the drive while in Safe Mode. To enter Safe Mode restart your computer. When it's restarting (about 2 seconds after the shutdown has finished) repeatedly press the F8 key on your keyboard. After a few seconds this will cause a display to appear on your monitor screen which offers several choices for booting up. Use the Up or Down arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight "Start in safe mode" then hit the Enter/Return key to select that startup option. After 15 or 20 seconds Windows will load and your display screen will ask if you want Safe Mode or to use System Restore. Choose to continue in Safe Mode. After several more seconds it will be fully loaded. Now run Defragmenter.

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What operating system are you using? Screen-savers sometimes cause problems with defrag, so try shutting off your screen-saver...if you're using one.

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How to defrag the HP Computer? Manuals for WIndow 8.1 or Window 10?


    1. Let the process complete, then type exit and hit enter. Next, click the Start Menu, click Computer, left click Local Disk C once to highlight it, right click Local Disk C and select Properties. Click the Tools tab and then click the button to 'Check the Drive for Errors'.

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Speeding up a computer by Defragmenting Hard Drive


Is your computer running slow? Have you tried running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to speed it up, but to no avail?

Perhaps cleaning up your hard drive could help. This tip will explain, in step by step instructions, how to defragment your hard drive.

To Defragment your hard drive:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Tools" tab at the top.
5) Click "Defragment now..." in the middle of the window.
6) In the window that pops up click "Defragment disk"
Defragmenting your disk physically moves files that are similar or
fragmented into an area that will more efficiently use your space.
5) The Disk Defragmentor will analyze your hard disk.
6) After analyzing it will move and defragment the information appropriately.
Disk Defragmentation is complete. You should see noticable improvements in your computer's speed and preformance.

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How to defragment your computer


Defragmenting your computer is a very good way to keep your computers hard drive working correctly and healthy.

Follow these very simple steps below:

1. Click on "Start".

2. Now click on "My Computer".

3. Now right-click on the hard drive you wish to defrag.

4. Now click on "Properties".

5. Now click on "Tools".

6. Now click on "Defragment Now".

7. Now another dialog will come up click on choose the hard drive yet again, then click on "Defragment".

8. Now let it defrag (this may take a while depending on your computer speed.)

It's best defragmenting your computer maybe once every 2 weeks.

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I have windows 7 and when i go into defragment my drives. in the drive options where i have my 2T goflex portable hard drive, my computer says to never defragment. so my question is, can i really not...


There are manufacturer specific defrag programs. Also SSD have a limited number of R/W cycles and when they fail, there is NO warning. A defrag is a very intensive R/W process. You don't want to waste cycles on something that fast.

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A software to clean up my computer


Hello, I am the technician that will be assisting you today. My name is Norman-Wynne Damstra.

Welcome to Fixya, Lloyd Clement.

There are many useful applications in Microsoft Windows that will clean up your computer and make your computer faster and more responsive.

They are the following:
1.) Microsoft Windows file defragmentator refered to as a hard drive defrag. It simply sorts out all your files on your hard drive and places them in order for better reading performance.
To Perform Defrag: Click Start, then All programs, then Accessories, then System tools, then Disk Defragmentater. Once opened click defragment hard drive usually C: drive

2.) Microsoft Scan disk. The application scans your hard drive for errors, bad clusters or segments. If it flags a cluster as bad it simply copies your information from that cluster and moves it to the next available good sector.
To perform scan disk: Double click My Computer, then right click your hard drive and select properties, Now click the Tools tab, under the heading for Error Checking click Check now.

You will noice the option to Defragment shown below the error checking option.

Those are the fundamental programs that will keep your computer system running well.

Take care!
Norman-Wynne Damstra

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How can I defrag my Dell optiplex760?


How to Defrag a Dell Computer
1. Open the My Computer window. To do this on a Dell computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Then, click "My Computer".
2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
9. View the defrag report and then close the window. If you want to view the defrag report, click "View Report." Otherwise, click "Close" to close the window.

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What is disk schedule of that hard disk


Hi, Thanks for using fixya.

Disk schedule is when you set a time and date to schedule disk defragment or schedule a check for errors before Windows boots up.

To schedule errors and defragment go in my computer/computer right click on the local disk c choose properties. Click on tools tab at the top, you will see check for errors now and defragment now.

Hope this helps

Terry

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Acer aspire t135 pc desktop locks at splash screen


These are the steps that you need to take, and the instructions on how to do it:
1. Reboot into Safemode
2. Run a virus and spyware scanner
3. Defrag
4. Scandisk
5. Registry error repairing
6.Reboot into regular mode windows

Here is how to do it:
Reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key right as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
Windows will start in safe mode. Run an AVG virus scan, then run Defrag by exploring your computer, right click on C: drive, click PROPERTIES, then the TOOLS tab, click the "check now" button, and only checkmark the top box 'fix file system errors', then click ok, the computer will then tell you it will scan upon next reboot., Now click the DEFRAG NOW button. the choose defrag. After Defrag runs for about an hour and it is finished, restart the system. If is still won't run normally, go back into Safemode buy pressing F8 on reboot, then run a registry fixing program such as uniblue registrybooster, then reboot again. If it still won't run right, you may want to reinstall Windows and see if that works. If reinstalling windows doesn't fix it, it is usually a hardware problem.
PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND KEEP A COPY NEAR YOUR SYSTEM FOR FUTURE PROBLEMS. THIS SERIES OF STEPS CAN FIX MANY PROBLEMS
Good luck.
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Apr 27, 2010 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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Running windows xp home addition. tried d fragging pop up said i needed to run chkdsk /f. tried that and it poped up for less than a second and went away. still cannot run defrag pgm


reboot into safe mode. You can kill the power to the PC without shutting down. When you turn it back on it will ask you a few boot option, select safe mode, then try the defrag.

Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot finish disk defrag


Hi!

Seen that before! microsofts defrag tool isent the best one if i may say so. If you have any programs running in the background it wont finnish, so you can either stop all running programs manualy and the defrag will finnish, OR you can Use another defrag tool,
Here are two:
O&O Defrag is one of the best, but its not free:
http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/products/oodefrag/?gclid=CLy7z-WPuZkCFYR_3godMXrD4w

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a good toll and its free:
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download

Now, make your chioce and enjoy a good defrag tool:)

Good luck
Nic

Mar 23, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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