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    How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Trying to solve a previous problem I enabled the chkdsk scan feature. It informed me that it wouldn't activate until my computer restarted... but it never did. Sinse then I've had two consequent problems.

    The first problem is through Diskeeper, I get an error message saying, "Diskeeper has detected that CHKDSK is scheduled to run on the volume: (C. This is due to either a user request, or because the operating system has found errors in the file system. CHKDSK will run automatically during the next system reboot. Until CHKDSK is run, Diskeeper cannot defragment the volume."

    The second error I'm getting is through Trend Micro PC-cillin virus protection and is not allowing my virus protection to run (and on a new computer im really worried). The message says, "No network device was found,or there is a conflict with existing security or antivirus software. Only the virus scan, spyware scan, and security check functions will be available. To enable full product functinality uninstall conflicting software or enable network connection, and restart program." When I click Okay i get the message, "Unable to read configuration. Restart computer and try again. (hr=0x800700C1, loc=7413, num=238)."

    I know that my netowork connection is fine because I'm on the internet now. So I'm only assuming it has to do witht he CHKDSK issue. Is there any way I can manually run it, or abort it so that I will have my defragger and anti-virus back in action? Thanks.

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Ben,

    You can run Checkdisk manually by clicking Start>Run then typing in "chkdsk c:" ( without the quotes ) then OK.
    However, if the F switch is specified ( chkdsk C: /F ) then the system must be restarted and the chkdsk willmust run before Windows starts up.

    You can also see what other switches are available for CHKDSK by typing chkdsk /? in the run box.

    Running chkdsk without the F switch will only verify if there are errors or not. It will NOT fix them.
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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Ben,

    Don't worry! Just click Start | Run, type

    chkdsk /r

    hit Enter, confirm your choice and restart your computer.
    Then turn on your TV and watch your favorite sport event. During the breaks check your computer - when Checkdisk will finish its job, login and let Disk Defragmenter run, and continue to watch TV. At the end of the day your problems will be solved automatically <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    i wish these seemingly simple solutions were working, i think there is a hidden problem. i tried all three of viking's suggestions, and nothing worked.

    Chkdsk C: did some diagnosis and said checking files, then disapearred, when i check to see which switches are available it diseapeares after a second, and chkdsk c:/f just says that another program is running and asks if i want to do it on startup, i say yes and it doesn't do anything. I did all three of these in safe mode as well with the same response.

    When I do kaplinb's suggestion i get the same message, "The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    CHKDSK cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?"

    What processes would be running that could prevent CHKDSK from running? Do i have to shut down literally every startup program? Even so, it doesn't work in safe mode either, i get the same message.

    The newest problem im getting is that I can't restore to an earlier date now either. It does the restore loading process seemingly well, and then I get the "Restoration Incomplete" message.

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    You could try creating a BartPE boot CD and running CheckDsk from that.

    StuartR

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    i have to wait to go home to get the windows xp cd. any other suggestions?

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Are you able to run the native Windows defrag utility ???
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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    actually it's kind of wierd because apparently Diskeeper overrides the native defragger in Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Defragger. Is there another way to get to it?

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    If it doesn't work, what difference would it make how you get to it ??? I don't believe it will change anything, but the file dfrg.msc can be found in the C:WINDOWSsystem32 folder. Double clicking on it should open the defrag utility.

    It sounds as though you have bigger problems than defragging your disk. I'll see what I can turn up about these symptoms. Any other pertinent facts or things that aren't working the way they should ???
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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Ok, first try this.....
    Go into Diskkeeper and turn OFF the boot-time defrag (which will in turn turnoff the CHKDSK requirement). You should be able to perform a regular defrag then.

    If that doesn't work, take a look at this info on repairing the Windows Defrag utility, or chase down some of the other links in this Google search.

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    There is a tool called Chkntfs in the Windows XP Resource Kit that might be able to fix this.

    I have never run it, but from the description it sounds like it might do the job.

    StuartR

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Hi Stuart,
    Chkntfs was the first thing I came to think of when reading the questions, or even the subject line, (I learned about chkntfs some years ago through some XP book). I don't know about other OS's but the chkntfs tool is included in my version of XP in %SystemRoot%System32.

    First: chkntfs Volume: to see if autochk.exe is set to run at boot time. That is, it tells if the volume has been corrupted, and the "dirty"-bit has been set in the registry. Nifty.

    Second: chkntfs /x Volume: to cancel a scheduled check, or more precisely to exclude a volume from scheduled checks by chkdsk /f etc. To run chkdsk /f on a volume that has been excluded, run chkntfs /d. That will restore to normal.

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    <hr>What processes would be running that could prevent CHKDSK from running? Do i have to shut down literally every startup program? Even so, it doesn't work in safe mode either, i get the same message.<hr>
    Hi,
    To run "chkdsk Volume: /f" the disk must be locked. In the case of the systemvolume (C: ), it cannot lock the drive, it offer to check C: at next reboot. Other volumes may or may not be locked.

    An alternative when chkdsk cannot lock a drive; it may offer to dismount the volume. That is nothing I would try, risk for loss of data, and not for normal use. So just accept the offer to run at next start.

    See also my answer to Stuart.

    Also, when you say "it diseapeares after a second", have you tried to run them at the command prompt (cmd.exe) instead of Start > Run... ?

    Have you looked at the System/Program log in Event viewer for odd error reports etc? Run "eventvwr.msc"

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    You could try to run the chkdsk /f in the Recovery console. This will get rid of the dirty flag on the disk and should get the defragger satisfied.

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    Re: How to undo Chkdsk scan (Windows XP, SP 2)

    Hi,
    I understand that your recommendation was meant as a reply to Ben (and maybe me also?).

    At the Recovery console there are only two switches available, /P and /R (and running without switch).

    /P exhaustive check of specified drive and corrects errors
    /R repairs damage (i.e. the /R switch in normal use; locates bad sectors and recovers information, /P is implied).

    See Chkdsk (using the Recovery Console)

    You are correct that, under normal circumstances, defrag will not run if the drive is corrupted in any way (dirty-bit set), and with a switch one can force chkdsk to run even if the drive is not flagged dirty.

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