c-drive -- chkdsk/defrag..


M

maya

hi,

I was helping a friend the other day, she needs to defrag her c-drive..

when we tried to defgra it we got this msg we first have to run chkdsk
util.. so we did, but got following message (pls see screenshot):

http://www.mayacove.com/misc/chkdsk.jpg

what does this mean, that chkdsk is running in read-only mode (and WHY..)

thank you..
 
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philo

maya said:
hi,

I was helping a friend the other day, she needs to defrag her c-drive..

when we tried to defgra it we got this msg we first have to run chkdsk
util.. so we did, but got following message (pls see screenshot):

http://www.mayacove.com/misc/chkdsk.jpg

what does this mean, that chkdsk is running in read-only mode (and WHY..)

thank you..

Run chkdsk /f again and you will be asked if you want to schedule to to
run
on the next reboot (I forgot the exact wording)
Just say "yes"

then reboot
 
J

John John

maya said:
hi,

I was helping a friend the other day, she needs to defrag her c-drive..

when we tried to defgra it we got this msg we first have to run chkdsk
util.. so we did, but got following message (pls see screenshot):

http://www.mayacove.com/misc/chkdsk.jpg

what does this mean, that chkdsk is running in read-only mode (and WHY..)
Chkdsk has to have exclusive use of the drive to do repairs, it must
lock the volume for its use only if it is to do repairs. It can be run
in read-only mode to detect errors but it cannot repair the errors so it
gives you that error message. Chkdsk cannot obtain an exclusive lock on
the Windows volume, the only way that it can lock the Windows volume is
to do its work when the computer is booted, just before Windows starts
to load. If you run chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r on the volume it will give
you a message to the effect that it can't lock the volume and it will
ask if you want to schedule a chkdsk at the next reboot. See here for
more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

Please note: There is *always* a risk of data loss when you run chkdsk
on a drive. Make sure that you backup your valuable data before running
chkdsk!

John
 
M

maya

John said:
Chkdsk has to have exclusive use of the drive to do repairs, it must
lock the volume for its use only if it is to do repairs. It can be run
in read-only mode to detect errors but it cannot repair the errors so it
gives you that error message. Chkdsk cannot obtain an exclusive lock on
the Windows volume, the only way that it can lock the Windows volume is
to do its work when the computer is booted, just before Windows starts
to load. If you run chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r on the volume it will give
you a message to the effect that it can't lock the volume and it will
ask if you want to schedule a chkdsk at the next reboot. See here for
more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

Please note: There is *always* a risk of data loss when you run chkdsk
on a drive. Make sure that you backup your valuable data before running
chkdsk!

John
ok, this is interesting.. b/c the next day as she was booting the
machine she got that screen, that it was checking and repairing the
volume.. ok, so when that's done you can defrag???

thank you..
 
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John John

maya said:
ok, this is interesting.. b/c the next day as she was booting the
machine she got that screen, that it was checking and repairing the
volume.. ok, so when that's done you can defrag???
Yes, she should be able to defrag, chkdsk should have repaired the
errors that were preventing defrag from running.

John
 

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