Unable to run Disk Defragmenter, chkdsk /f error
Posted on 2009-03-31
I am trying to run a defrag on a Windows XP Pro, SP2. Each time I try to run it, I get the error message:
Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: (c:). Please run Chkdsk /f
I have told the computer to run chkdsk /f, and it does so on a restart.
Then it proceeded to continually insist on running chkdsk on every restart.
I searched on EE and found the registry edit to remove the autocheck flag.
I checked scheduled tasks and there is no chkdsk scheduled.
I have tried the chkntfs /d command as well, and the computer still tells me that chkdsk is scheduled to run.
How do I turn this off and defrag this hard drive?