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By alesis ·
When I try to defrag drive c on my laptop, I get messsage defrag locked on utility. What does that mean and how do I correct this?

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by Ann777 In reply to Defrag

See MS Knowledge base article Q128960

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by leo.valmores In reply to Defrag

If your laptop's drive is an IDE and maybe you have antivirus software running like the Mcafee, then stop first Mcafee before running the defrag.

Hope this help

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by jfjester In reply to Defrag

Do a control alt delete and stop everything from running execpt for explorer and systray.
then attempt to run defrag, this will unlock your local hard drive and give it the ability to preform the function.
If your on a windows NT system you may have to have admin rights to do this.

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by ryan4x4 In reply to Defrag

Better yet, I would try rebooting your computer and pressing F8 or the Ctrl key and choose to boot in Safe Mode. From what I have read about Safe Mode that is the best place to defrag, no other programs are running that would try to access the harddrive in safe mode.

Hope This helps you.

Ryan

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by Greg Hayes/Raxco Software In reply to Defrag

All Win9x defraggers work the same way in that to defrag (move) a file requires that a level 1 lock be taken out on the partition prior to moving the file and then releasing the lock when finished (allows exclusive access to the partition). However, only 1 level 1 lock can be taken out at any one time. If another application (typically anti-virus software) has also taken out a level 1 lock and not released it, then the defragger will not be able to work.

- Greg/Raxco Softtware

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