Check Disk Will Not Run Even Scheduled with R

August 30, 2009 at 13:39:53
Specs: Windows XP
Can not get check disk (or disk defrag) to run at all. Even with restart, no luck. Have tried from disk properties,command prompt within DOS. Even when it appears to be scheduled to run with next startup, upon restart the computer just takes me to XP logon and on to the desktop. Any help is appreciated.

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August 30, 2009 at 23:03:40
brian10253, possible you have a worm/trojan? Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so it doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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August 30, 2009 at 23:57:20
Firstly you have no DOS period, it is NT Command Prompt.(CMD.EXE) please do not call it DOS, thank you...

Secondly boot from the XP CD and access the Recovery Console and then run:


Last but not least use Malwarebytes to clean out anything not detected by you Anti-Virus Software:

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August 31, 2009 at 22:19:53
Booting to the WinXP installation disk and on to the recovery console then running chkdsk from the command prompt worked well. This repaired an error on the HD. Now can run chkdsk from the HD directly without booting to the WinXP install disk. Very helpful. Thank you.

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September 1, 2009 at 05:31:49
One other point to add to the excellent advice above is that defrag requires a minimum of 15% free space on the partition in order to run.

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