Defrag issues CHKDSK

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I have diskeeper pro for my defrag.

I want to run it on a drive, but it keeps telling me that Chkdsk is
scheduled to run on the drive and cant defrag.

Chkdsk isn't scheduled and I've tried running it to clear the problem, but
no good.

is there a way to clear the drive of chkdsk to that I can defrag it?

thanks
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    If you get an error something to the effect "cannot open volume for direct
    access" There is some system/boot start device that is reading/writing to
    the drive before chkdsk can get a lock on the drive. Some anti-virus
    applications do this.

    You can also run
    chkdsk /r
    from the recovery console command line. (/r implies /f and /p)

    To start the Recovery Console, start the computer from the Windows XP CD-Rom
    Press ENTER at the "Setup Notification" screen. Press R to repair a Windows
    XP installation, and then press C to use the Recovery Console. The Recovery
    Console then prompts you for the administrator password. If you do not have
    the correct password, Recovery Console does not allow access to the
    computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the Recovery
    Console quits and restarts the computer. Note: If the registry is corrupted
    or missing or no valid installations are found, the Recovery Console starts
    in the root of the startup volume without requiring a password. You cannot
    access any folders, but you can carry out commands such as chkdsk, fixboot,
    and fixmbr for limited disk repairs. Once the password has been validated,
    you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access to the hard
    disk. You can only access the following folders on your computer: drive
    root, %systemroot% or %windir%


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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "David Gabriel" wrote:
    |I have diskeeper pro for my defrag.
    |
    | I want to run it on a drive, but it keeps telling me that Chkdsk is
    | scheduled to run on the drive and cant defrag.
    |
    | Chkdsk isn't scheduled and I've tried running it to clear the problem, but
    | no good.
    |
    | is there a way to clear the drive of chkdsk to that I can defrag it?
    |
    | thanks
    |
    |
    |
    |
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    Picking up on Dave's point what Firewall are you using? If Zone Alarm
    what version?


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    "Dave Patrick" <mail@Nospam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
    news:uGDOZwW4EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > If you get an error something to the effect "cannot open volume for
    > direct
    > access" There is some system/boot start device that is reading/writing
    > to
    > the drive before chkdsk can get a lock on the drive. Some anti-virus
    > applications do this.
    >
    > You can also run
    > chkdsk /r
    > from the recovery console command line. (/r implies /f and /p)
    >
    > To start the Recovery Console, start the computer from the Windows XP
    > CD-Rom
    > Press ENTER at the "Setup Notification" screen. Press R to repair a
    > Windows
    > XP installation, and then press C to use the Recovery Console. The
    > Recovery
    > Console then prompts you for the administrator password. If you do
    > not have
    > the correct password, Recovery Console does not allow access to the
    > computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the
    > Recovery
    > Console quits and restarts the computer. Note: If the registry is
    > corrupted
    > or missing or no valid installations are found, the Recovery Console
    > starts
    > in the root of the startup volume without requiring a password. You
    > cannot
    > access any folders, but you can carry out commands such as chkdsk,
    > fixboot,
    > and fixmbr for limited disk repairs. Once the password has been
    > validated,
    > you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access to
    > the hard
    > disk. You can only access the following folders on your computer:
    > drive
    > root, %systemroot% or %windir%
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "David Gabriel" wrote:
    > |I have diskeeper pro for my defrag.
    > |
    > | I want to run it on a drive, but it keeps telling me that Chkdsk is
    > | scheduled to run on the drive and cant defrag.
    > |
    > | Chkdsk isn't scheduled and I've tried running it to clear the
    > problem, but
    > | no good.
    > |
    > | is there a way to clear the drive of chkdsk to that I can defrag it?
    > |
    > | thanks
    > |
    > |
    > |
    > |
    >
    >
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