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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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ACER Aspire One D270-1375 notebook too slow, need freeware


No you don't. Those free programs often cause more damage than they fix. Just do the following.
(a) Run Disk Cleanup in Accessories->System Tools. Don't go crazy looking for files to delete unless you know what they are.
(b) Defragment your hard drive. That's something I'd download a third-party program for like Auslogics Disk Defrag or Defraggler because the Windows Defragmenter takes an absurd amount of time to run.
(c) Turn off some of the programs that load at Boot Time. For some silly reason, these netbooks boot with a bunch of programs you just don't need. Antivirus and hardware-related programs stay. Instant Messenger programs, Skype, webcam software, other stuff that doesn't need to run in the background, turn off. (Make sure you only have one antivirus installed because they will conflict with each other!)
(d) Remember, you're running a netbook with an older Atom processor. They just aren't fast.
(e) If you have some technical skills and don't mind spending money, you could consider putting a solid-state drive in to replace the mechanical hard drive it came with. That'll speed it up quite a bit. Don't try it though unless you're comfortable with disassembling your netbook, swapping out a hard drive, and you have the capability to clone your old drive to the new one.
(f) Lastly, try running a complete virus scan on it. Malware can slow down a PC quite seriously.
Post back how it goes!

Jan 02, 2014 | Computer Processors

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My assus w7 activities to slow


your System may be slow due to following reason
- Too many programs running at startup or in the background
- Data Corruption, hard disk fragmentation
- Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers
- Not enough hard drive space, too many unused programs
- Left over programs, old cached and temporary files
So Follow these steps to fix computer problem::
- Delete all the temp files
- Remove unused programs
- install latest drivers from the manufacturer site
- Install and run antispyware software
- Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
- Defragment your hard disk drive
If you are unable to perform above tasks then use a single utility tool like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of system slow

Oct 23, 2013 | ASUS A53U-ES21 15.6" Windows 7 Home...

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Its benn hang why?


if you mean your computer hangs
you might have to many programs running at the same time you are playing games putting to much strain on the CPU
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart 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 tick in both 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
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

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A computer technician open my samsung latop (model) R530/R730 ... may i please to know if some parts are missing.. like what should be package/component inside my latop. like ddr3, memory. etc. . ...



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

Jun 05, 2011 | Computer Processors

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Speed is very low total ram is 512mb hard disc is 10gb


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart 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 tick in both 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
then you should test or replace all leads make sure they are securely seated and are not bad/faulty that are attached to your (((motherboard to your hard drive)))
then click start all programs accessories system tools defragment your hard drive
you might have to install more RAM random access memory to check how much ram you have
to check the details on your computer
click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation you will see all of your computers imformation from there another way of doing this
click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer if you see something running that you don

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My computer is really slow going into differnt sites....the compressor fan is slow to start up...had my computer stripped down and tuned up, but it's still slow...they said the cpu is showing its age,...


Your computer going slow could be for the following reasons: 1 Not enough RAM - remove unwanted files by cleaning the disc. Also defragment the computer. Increase the RAM 2 Virus - remove the virus 3 If you do the above you will see the improvement and no need to have a new cpu

Dec 22, 2009 | Computer Processors

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My core speed drop always to 999,99 then 2000 then 1999 then 2500 and 2700mhz whats the problem ?? plzz help ??


some tips to increase your system performance

If you have an old and slow computer, do following to increase your system speed:

1- Disable Scan Disk
Click Start menu > Click run. In the run dialog box type: msconfig to open System Configuration Window. Then open "system configuration programs". In the General Tap click on Register and then check "Scandisk after error by shutdown disabled" to disable ScanDisk.

2- Disable auto start programs

Open System Configuration (msconfig) . click on the "Startup" tap and in the application list , Clear the check box for a startup item to disable it on your next boot.

3- Disable Windows Startup sound
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and then click on " Sounds and Multimedia" icon to open it. In the Sound tab disable Windows Startup sound.
4-disabe unused programs
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and click on "Add/Remove Programs" and uninstall old and useless programs.
5- Delete offline e-mails
Yes, offline e-mails especially e-mails with attachments can slow down your pc. Delete these e-mails.
6- delete temporary internet files
Temporary internet files can slow down your pc. In internet explorer click on tools menu and then select Internet Options and the click on " Delete Files and Delete Cookies" buttons to delete these files.
7- Defragment your Hard Drive
Defragment your hard drive every 10 days. To defragment your Hard Drive, click on Start menu > Programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk Defragmenter.
8- update your Windows
Turn on your Windows Automatic Update to have recent updates for your Windows.


do it in your system.Thankyou

Sep 04, 2009 | AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640 Processor...

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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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My pc is extremely slow, I have even formatted and instal a new version of Windows Xp service pack 2 to my PC pentium-3 with 256 RAM but there is still no change. Need some one to help me out.


slow pc is the cause of many problems.
1=firstly,use disk cleanup.
2=secondly,regularly defragment your hard disk.
3=thirdly,try to switch over to pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or intel core 2 duo.
4=at last,change your motherboard to ddr2 Ram supporting Board.

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Pc keeps freezing PLEASE HELP


step 1: clean up your drive by using "left click desktop My Computer icon-hover drive c then right click and select Properties-look for Disk Cleanup button and select it and proceed to eliminate almost everything that you can. step 2: Then select TOOLS tab and run Error Checking and deselect both optionals then run Defrag. When done, then run Start-All Programs-Accessories-System tools-System restore and then turn off Restore. step 3: Now repeat step 1. step 4: Now repeat step 2 but turn on restore. step 5: power down (using Windows-not power plug). step 6: restart Windows if all worked ok, what you just accomplished was to free up many many bytes of data. The restore function, when used continuously, can use up a sizable portion of the drive which is also looking for free virtual memory space. Also, if you have 1Gbyte of memory or more, you may turn virtual memory off, improving speed.

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