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AlanDavidson
03-25-2007, 01:50 PM
I have a problem when I use the boot-time defrag option in Diskeeper. I logged the issue with Diskeeper Support, and they advised me to reformat my hard drive.

I use Diskeeper 10 Home, on WinXP Home, with 6GB of free space (22%).

If I run a successful boot-time defrag, the next startup causes the CHKDSK warning to be displayed. I cannot then do a manual defrag unless I allow the CHKDSK to run. This means that I run CHKDSK before *and* after a boot-time defrag.

After the second run of CHKDSK, there are no problems, and CHKDSK does not ask to be run at startup.

Here is the sequence of events.

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1) Run CHKDSK /F /R. All OK.

2) After next startup, run two manual defrags to prepare the disk for a boot-time defrag. All OK.

3) Set a boot-time defrag for next startup.

4) Set ZoneAlarm, Spyware Doctor, Kaspersky AV not to be enabled at startup. Disable VSDATANT.

5) At next startup, I get a message asking if I want to defrag. Select Yes.

6) This defrag runs OK. After completion, press ESC to reboot.

7) At the reboot, I get a message saying that I need to run CHKDSK on the drive.

8) Cancel this check.

9 ) After startup, try to start a manual defrag. DK refused, saying that CHKDSK needs to be run on the volume.

10) CHKNTFS says that the drive is dirty.

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