Defragmentation problems



Hasan Ahmed
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
i cant seem to defragment my hard disk drive. when i try to run the program
the following message appears:

Defragmenter has detected that chkdsk /f is scheduled to run on the volume

Please run chkdsk /f

when i go to run from the start menu or the command prompt and try to run
the command "chkdsk /f", the following message appears

chkdsk can not be run as the volume is in use by another process. would you
like to run chkdsk the next time windows restarts? y/n

the problem persists even if i press y and then restart and come back to
disk defragmenter. can anybody kindly help me out?

Danny Sanders
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Try booting into safe mode and run defrag.


hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

"Hasan Ahmed" <Hasan Ahmed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8D4EAF0B-97C3-43FB-ACCF-2C7AD9AC24B9@microsoft.com...
>i cant seem to defragment my hard disk drive. when i try to run the program
> the following message appears:
>
> Defragmenter has detected that chkdsk /f is scheduled to run on the volume
>
> Please run chkdsk /f
>
> when i go to run from the start menu or the command prompt and try to run
> the command "chkdsk /f", the following message appears
>
> chkdsk can not be run as the volume is in use by another process. would
> you
> like to run chkdsk the next time windows restarts? y/n
>
> the problem persists even if i press y and then restart and come back to
> disk defragmenter. can anybody kindly help me out?

M8RIX
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
What happens when you tell it what disk to check?
Type into the run box: CHKDSK C: /F

--
Mark N.
"Hasan Ahmed" <Hasan Ahmed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8D4EAF0B-97C3-43FB-ACCF-2C7AD9AC24B9@microsoft.com...
>i cant seem to defragment my hard disk drive. when i try to run the program
> the following message appears:
>
> Defragmenter has detected that chkdsk /f is scheduled to run on the volume
>
> Please run chkdsk /f
>
> when i go to run from the start menu or the command prompt and try to run
> the command "chkdsk /f", the following message appears
>
> chkdsk can not be run as the volume is in use by another process. would
> you
> like to run chkdsk the next time windows restarts? y/n
>
> the problem persists even if i press y and then restart and come back to
> disk defragmenter. can anybody kindly help me out?

Hasan Ahmed
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
thanks! that helped. why didn't i think of that? :)

"Danny Sanders" wrote:

> Try booting into safe mode and run defrag.
>
>
> hth
> DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
>
> "Hasan Ahmed" <Hasan Ahmed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8D4EAF0B-97C3-43FB-ACCF-2C7AD9AC24B9@microsoft.com...
> >i cant seem to defragment my hard disk drive. when i try to run the program
> > the following message appears:
> >
> > Defragmenter has detected that chkdsk /f is scheduled to run on the volume
> >
> > Please run chkdsk /f
> >
> > when i go to run from the start menu or the command prompt and try to run
> > the command "chkdsk /f", the following message appears
> >
> > chkdsk can not be run as the volume is in use by another process. would
> > you
> > like to run chkdsk the next time windows restarts? y/n
> >
> > the problem persists even if i press y and then restart and come back to
> > disk defragmenter. can anybody kindly help me out?
>
>
>

Hasan Ahmed
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
i tried doing that as well without success. please do read Danny Sanders'
reply as that seems to have resolved the problem. thanks for your suggestion.

"M8RIX" wrote:

> What happens when you tell it what disk to check?
> Type into the run box: CHKDSK C: /F
>
> --
> Mark N.
> "Hasan Ahmed" <Hasan Ahmed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8D4EAF0B-97C3-43FB-ACCF-2C7AD9AC24B9@microsoft.com...
> >i cant seem to defragment my hard disk drive. when i try to run the program
> > the following message appears:
> >
> > Defragmenter has detected that chkdsk /f is scheduled to run on the volume
> >
> > Please run chkdsk /f
> >
> > when i go to run from the start menu or the command prompt and try to run
> > the command "chkdsk /f", the following message appears
> >
> > chkdsk can not be run as the volume is in use by another process. would
> > you
> > like to run chkdsk the next time windows restarts? y/n
> >
> > the problem persists even if i press y and then restart and come back to
> > disk defragmenter. can anybody kindly help me out?
>
>
>


Defragmentation problems