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Error checking Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Software' started by Grant, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Grant

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    I can't remember ever running the Error check on my C drive. Just tried and got a message saying it could not be run because the "..disck check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk". I had the option to get it to run automatically if I logged out of windows and back in. I did that and nothign seemed to be hapening so I tried again (selected Automatically fix file system errors) and got the same message. My system has started to run slower so I thought this might help. Ayone got any ideas??

    Thanks.
     
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  2. NightWalker

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    You need to reboot for it to run on the C: drive after you have set it to run automatically.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    are you the administrator?
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    my computer > right click on the drive > select properties > tools > disk checker > click start
    when that message appears.
    restart your computer and then the scandisk will run fine.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. hbroomhall

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    However - reading your original post - I doubt that running chkdsk/scandisk will speed things up.

    The usual reason for slow running is that too much stuff has been installed, and not 'culled' when it wasn't needed any longer!

    Harry.
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    how about a defrag
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

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  8. Grant

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    Thanks for the replies, I'll give a try now and come back on here if I have any problems.

    Cheers.
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    Harry is probably correct in saying hard drive is probably a bit full. With it being full things will be fragmented all over the place so run defrag like I said before and also download ccleaner like Mr Cheeks said and use it to delet un needed crap of your system.
     
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  10. Grant

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    I've ran CCleaner and de-frag and it's better. I didn't realise that the hard disk check would be done before I log into windows (CHCKDSK or something like that). Only other thing I've noticed is that in task manager the CPU useage is regularly at 100% and normally has about 50 processes runing. The one that takes up the most Memory useage after iexplore.exe is something called TeaTimer.exe. Does anyone know what it is? I clicked on End Process and got a warning about losing System data.
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    me too, its not really a neccesary thing.

    I would recommend killing the process permanently.

    I would delete spybot completly then reinstall without tea-timer.
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

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    after the above have been done, uninstall any items not needed via add/remove programs in control panel
    then use msconfig (start > run > msconfig and press enter) and deselect any items within services tab which are not required or not known to you. you can always reapply the service by reselecting the item.

    Hope this helps.
     
  14. r.h.lee

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    Mr. Cheeks,

    Be advised that "msconfig" doesn't exist on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
     
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  15. AJ

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    Very true, but you can copy the msconfig.exe file from an XP machine and then copy it over to the Win 2K machine it should work
     
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