I may not have had this problem, but I nay be able to help. This program is like virus scan and only 1 can work at a time or you got WW3 in ur HD, believe me I've had it. Run the program, "chkdsk /f", it will detect bad cyllinders in your HD and repair them. Then try the defrag.
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Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: (C. Please run Chkdsk /f/
So I searched google, came across here, and tried the solution. Which was to Run chkdsk with the parameters /f (which I read on microsoft's help site means simply FIX PROBLEMS), and then when told the volume was in use (which makes sense considering i'm using my computer) to say YES to running after a reboot. So theoretically before window's starts up again and brings me to my user sign in page, CHKDSK should have run and fixed everything. I don't know how long this is supposed to take but if it's the same as SCANDISK on win98, it doesn't take TOO long, but my boot up took no longer than normal. And then when I tried to analyze my C drive through disk defragmenter (I've also tried with Norton disk fixer program as well), the error still came up. Which leads me to beleive the CHKDSK never ran on bootup.
I don't know. i'm totally lost here. I belevie this could be due to some virus hiding in my computer and telling certain files and programs not to work or to work improperly. As well said viruses may also be telling my norton not to work properly because I've ran scans and came up with nothing. Seeing that I haven't been able to defragment in a couple months, I'm starting to have a lot of processor problems with my computer and I would really appreciate if someone would be able to help me. Nothing I've read online has helped yet because the only solution I have come across is the "click yes to run chkdsk on reboot" solution.
I have been having the same problem. I have tried a lot of suggestions I found with a Google search but no success yet. Out of frustration I settled on using the Defragmenter tool in WinASO free Registry Optimizer but I am still concerned that there is some sort of error that is not being fixed. Plus I still can't run the Windows Disk Defragmenter because of the same error message.
The only thing I have not tried is to boot the computer with the Windows disk and reinstall.
If anyone has suggestions that do not include the ones below, please let me know:
* Go to command prompt and type chkdsk c: /f
when prompted Y/N for chkdsk to run automatically on a re-boot, selected Yes.
* Go to command prompt and type chkdsk c: /f
when prompted Y/N for chkdsk to run automatically on a re-boot, selected No.
* Start the computer in Safe Mode DOS prompt and run chkdsk c: /f (I do not have the option to select DOS)
* Go to command prompt and type chkntfs c:, restart and try to run disk defrag again.
* Go to Start\all programs \accessories\ system tools\ scheduled tasks and see if run check disk is in there. (It's not there for me.)
I'll probably get jumped on for this (as happened when I similarly questioned the safety of Microsoft's defragmenter) but my past experiences with Microsoft's chkdsk have been very negative enough times to make me extremely wary of using that program.
Computer works before running the program, and after using chkdsk /f it won't even boot, or has massive data loss.
This is because chkdsk "fixed" sectors by re-allocation. It may try to actually "fix" problems, but those it can't, it apparently just re-allocates. In my opinion, chkdsk /f is often about as helpful as reformatting and re-installing.
My recommendation before using the /f option, is to backup your disk. That way, if chkdsk screws things up you'll still likely have access to your data and something to work with.
I have tried executing the commands you suggested of:
Register the defrag components, by open Start->Run or in Command Prompt, execute the following commands one by one
I then tried what you suggested with installing the inf file:
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.
Neither of these remedies worked for my HP laptop. I have ran System Mechanic, I have ran Norton 360 and have searched all over the internet. I cannot resolve this issue. I am running XP Media edition on my laptop.
I am having the same problem with my HP laptop, kind of wondering if this is an HP thing, but I have noticed that I have been unable to do my defrag since I have installed an Allan Bradley program for software installations on an Allan Bradley PLC. My system as it seems with the others involved is becoming very sluggish at this point so and assistance would be greatly appreciated.