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    Computer wont de-frag?

    When i run disk de-frag it opens but wont allow me to actually run it on one of my drives. I get a popup saying that i need to run chkdsk/f. I done as it said in the dos command screen but it never sorted the problem. I normally use dry care vista to sort everything out but it wont scan any of the drives.

    Does anyone know how to sort this out?

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    does your account have administrator rights?
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    yeah, its a home pc and only i use it

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    when you ran chkdsk /f was it on the drive in question... When you enter a cmd prompt on XP it normally defaults to your profile on the system drive and if you ran it there it would only check that drive...

    Chnage to the drive in question and then tun the check disk command.
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    i ran chkdsk on both drives but it didnt make a difference.

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    Lack of space on the drive being defragged can sometimes be a cause (although ordinarily get a prompt saying low space but this is not always the case) but it sounds more like the disc is starting to die a horrible death.
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    i only bought the comp from pc world 6 months ago so ill have to get them to check it. does any1 know of any free disc checkers that can locate problems and tell me what they are in english, cheers

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    Dont bother, Windows has aways been randomn when it come to defrag, but ......
    There may be a few xp programs but it could be too early.
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    Just a thought..

    Try running chkdsk but with the /r option instead. If that fails, just run chkdsk on its own..

    Also try and defrag it on Safemode.. This will prevent other programs writing to disk and stopping defrag process..
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    thanks, never thought of trying it in safe mode. ill have a go tomorrow when im at home.

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