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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 derag the HP Computer? Manuals for WIndow 8.1 or Window 10?


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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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SIR MY pc take long time to start window


Improve performance by defragmenting your hard disk


Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Removable storage devices such as USB flash drives can also become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. ?id=microsoft.windows.resources.shellexecutetopiciconClick to open 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. ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are 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. ?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b If you are 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.
Notes

  • If the disk is already in exclusive use by another program, or if the disk is formatted using a file system other than NTFS file system, FAT, or FAT32, it can't be defragmented.

  • Network locations can't be defragmented.

  • If a disk that you're expecting to see under Current status is not showing up there, it might be because it contains an error. You should try to repair the disk first, then return to Disk Defragmenter to try again. See Check your hard disk for errors for more information.


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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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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
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xp will not allow defrag on disk requiring error checking. run error checking utility first.

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