hard drive wont defragment?

  zincy 18:21 19 Sep 06

Hi there

I am running windows xp home and I am trying to defragment my hard drive. But I cant defreagment it as it says Chkdisk is schduled to run on next reboot? However when i reboot it just goes straight into windows?
any ideas?

  jimv7 18:26 19 Sep 06

Press f8 on starting the computer, choose safe mode, then run defrag.

  zincy 18:31 19 Sep 06

yep just tried that it still says chkdisk is schduled to run on next reboot?

  zincy 18:42 19 Sep 06

oh and by the way its on an external enclosure

  zincy 19:12 19 Sep 06

anyone else has any ideas?

  anskyber 19:16 19 Sep 06

Try setting check disk to run again (even if you have not done so previously) it may do the trick.

  zincy 19:22 19 Sep 06

i have tried to check disk again but it just boots straight into windows

it maybe because the hard drive not been defragmented in a while?

  Curio 19:23 19 Sep 06

Go to Start, Run, Type:
cmd /k chkdsk C:
Click OK.
3 checks will be made and you'll have a report at the end of it.
If problems are found it will not be able to do anything as the parameter has not been specfied as you will see.
So just type:
cmd /k chkdsk C: /f
Press Y and enter and this will schedule a full scan and will fix any errors.

  zincy 19:47 19 Sep 06

thanks i will give that a go later
at the moment i have open up ny computer and put the hard drive inside and its doing a scan disk on start up. i will se how this goes

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