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CHKDSK will not clear dirty tag after chkdsk c: /r ?

Q: CHKDSK will not clear dirty tag after chkdsk c: /r ?

I have a 2 TB WD BLACK SATA drive in my computer.
For a couple of days while I was gone I ran chkdsk c: /r
Hoping to clear the dirty tag I get when I run ( fsutil dirty query c: )
When I came back the boot screen was up and I logged in .. the dirty tag is still there. I've run the WD utility and it shows the drive to be fine and all the bad areas tagged. I ran this at the CMD screen and as an administrator. The scan starts at the next boot.

This is round 2. I've already don't this with another drive which I removed and then installed the above mentioned drive. Any idea why the dirty tag will not clear. Thanks .. K

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A: CHKDSK will not clear dirty tag after chkdsk c: /r ?

Hi there kdiver58 ,

It's a good idea to test the drive. Download WD DLG Support Answers. You can also have a look at this tutorial I think you will find it useful Check Disk - Reset

Hope that helps.

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I am doing some work for a client. They gave me about 1.5 tb of data on cds, dvds and usb storage devices. They wanted me to put all of it onto 1 USB hard drive. I copied all the info across 3 PCs, when that was done I bought a 2tb drive and conected it to machine 1 and started to move it. I did crash several times but it think that is because of how much data is being moved. My issue is 1 of the PCs, they all are running XP Pro by the way, crashes way more than the others. when Ireboot it goes into chkdsk mode. Claims there is a "Dirty Volume". I loose that PC for 45min while it does the 3 stages and then it will reboot. I am trying to move smaller ammounts of data at a time and reboot before it crashes. It seems to be better, but still occasionally goes into the chkdsk mode. Any thoughts?

A:CHKDSK-Dirty Volume

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Okay so last night i was copying to my usb and cancled it then it didnt cancel for some time and i was in a hurry so i used Task maneger and closed the program and EVERYTHING exept the task maneger,sidebar and background pic dissapeared so i loged out and shut down it said all unsaved user data will be lost i just clicked ok.now im trying to continue to copy first it said u dont have permision so i did RUN,regedit and gave myself all the permision it it still didnt help instead it said something like your Chkdsk Volume is dirty 0x80071AC3 now i need help i think its coz of my permission i was trying to copy SQL files to usb coz was copying Dragon Age:Origins so i could allways have it with me can you plz help me it might be coz of my regedit to permission i think i did something wrong can u tell me what has permison over what and what typr of permision?like :HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT,CREATOR OWNER(special permisssions),SYSTEM(Full control)ect also the owner of the file coz i somehow changed mine to LAPTOP/OWNER ill be very grateful if you help thx if u help

A:Chkdsk Volume is Dirty HELP!!!

I'm not sure I understand your problem, but have you tried running CHKDSK on all your volumes, including the USB stick?

I like to open a DOS window (administrative mode) and type:


... and so on for all my drives, including USB drives. Then type the following to shut down and reboot your machine:


Rebooting will take a while to check all the disks, but any bad sectors will be marked, improperly marked sectors cleared and so on.

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I have the dirty bit set on my C: volume, but Chkdsk does not run on startup. How can I get it to run, or at least reset the dirty bit so I can run defrag?

A:Solved: Volume dirty, Chkdsk won't run

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I when I start up my computer it is coming up with a message.
Checking files system on C.
The type of volume is NTFS.
The volume is dirty.
Chkdsk is verifying files 1-3 then it is indexes 2-3then security descripters 3-3.
The computer runs through to 100% and it is clear this happens every time I restart computer.
I have run chkdsk manually and defragmented but the message still keeps coming back.
When I open up Picasa 3 it comes up with a messagem,Picasa 3.EXE-corrupt file exception processing message c0000102 Parameters 75b6b7c 75b6b7c .
Also another message is DDE server windows Picasa3.exe corrupt file

A:Solved: Chkdsk volume is dirty

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Hi folks,
I've got an Acer netbook with a small SSD, running XP Home. It just started running chkdsk on every boot. No problems are ever found. I also checked the drive state using fsutil, and it is not Dirty.
I did some searching and found that chkdsk /f /x is supposed to resolve the problem. When I tried it, XP said it needed to do the scan upon the next boot. So I scheduled it. It didn't help. I also scheduled a chkdsk /r, to no avail.
Then I booted an offline WinPE disk and ran chkdsk /f /x from there. Again no problems were found, and again, the problem is not resolved.
I don't know what is next. I've got a drive that isn't dirty, which chkdsk finds no problem with, but which is checked upon every boot.
It's an 8GB SSD drive, and it has no page file on it.
Any insight would be appreciated.

A:chkdsk at every boot, but drive not "Dirty"

You are not supposed to run chkdsk on SSD's
I would exit out of the system checking and (it usually gives you like 10 seconds to exit)
To stop it from happening, go to the start menu, hit run, type in "cmd" (Excluding the quotation marks) and type in
chkntfs /x c:
If C is your main hard drive, and the only hard drive that it's preforming CHKDSK
SSD's do not have cylinders and sectors where files are stored like Hard Drives do.  The error correction and recovery is done by the SSD controller.  Chkdsk is NOT designed to run on SSD's get with the times microsoft and disable the chkdsk command if ssd is detected on the drive specified.

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I ran OTL as instructed.I attempted to run GMER, but GMER caused a BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL...Here is the OTL file:OTL logfile created on: 3/31/2010 7:34:40 PM - Run 3OTL by OldTimer - Version Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\David Garcia\DesktopWindows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 1,022.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 541.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 53.00% Memory free2.00 Gb Paging File | 2.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 85.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 1536 3072 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 144.31 Gb Total Space | 100.07 Gb Free Space | 69.34% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFSD: Drive not present or media not loadedE: Drive not present or media not loadedF: Drive not present or media not loadedG: Drive not present or media not loadedH: Drive not present or media not loadedI: Drive not present or media not loaded Computer Name: DAVIDCurrent User Name: David GarciaLogged in as Administrator. Current Boot Mode: NormalScan Mode: All usersCompany Name Whitelist: OffSkip Microsoft Files: OffFile Age = 30 DaysOutput = Minimal ========== Processes (SafeList) ========== PRC - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe (AVG Technolog... Read more

A:used to BSOD - Now Chkdsk Volume is dirty

This topic is now Closed.You have a reply from our MRT tech pwgib herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303646/computer-comes-to-halt-after-25-30-min/They request a DDS and Gmer log.

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Hi, I use a 1tb external hard disk. It's WD elements, and exfat format.

Yesterday, I found a problem when I was copying my files to the disk, and it appeared to have an error, the code is error0x80071ac3. so I tried to find a solution using the code to search.

I got a few methods. The first was to use error-checking function in the tool tab in properties windows, and it took too long to try to complete, I've used it once and it didn't take that long to complete (almost an hour) so I quit.

Another one was Chkdsk in cmd. yes, I tried by following this article Hard Drive Error: Volume is dirty 0x80071AC3l . then, when I got to the third step using the cmd and type chkdsk /f /r f: ... it seemed to work but it finally froze with the message 'corruption was found while examining the volume bitmap' ... it stopped very long (about an hour), and I was afraid of the data loss if I quit the cmd then (it's still running now) because when this command is running, I can't access the disk, I don't know whether I can access it again if I quit the cmd.

I will appreciate every help, If there isn't another way, I will resort moving all the data out and formatting my disk.

Thank you in advance every one.

A:HDD is dirty, chkdsk doesn't work

You might give WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics a try - it has repair options. Is it passing SMART tests?

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I have a Dell inspiron 14z 5423 laptop with a series of problems that I think originate from disk failure.
I cannot use system restore to previous date due to disk errors.
The latest problem is that dvd recorder stoped recording but it is reading.
I run sfc through cmd with admin rights and it stops at 63%.
I tried to run chkdsk but the windows boot overrides the process, what can I do?

A:Sfc/scannow failed C:/ is dirty chkdsk not working

Scan with HDD manufacturer's disk health tool for errors.

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When I started up my computer this morning it went immediately to Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. The volume is dirty. CHKDSK is verifying.... This Check file runs over and over again. It reboots and goes through the same routine over and over. I recently added the new Firefox edition and Avast free antivirus to my system. It is a Windows XP system. Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

A:CHKDSK file system on C volume is dirty

Hi, boot from the Xp install Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
chkntfs /x c:

Note space before the /x and before c:
C: being the drive letter that Xp is installed on. This should clear the dirty bits on the drive and allow a normal boot.
It has to be the full Xp install Cd - a not an OEM Cd [original equipment manufacturer]

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Random files on my disk are becoming corrupted and telling me to run Chkdsk /f

I've run Chkdsk many times and almost every time, I get the following:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verifcation completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Repairing the unreadable security descriptors data stream.

and then it hangs.

I've had three files become corrupted over the course of about a week. They were a .wav file, a .mp3 and a .avi all in different folders.
fsutil query dirty c: tells me C: is dirty.
I cannot defragment because a chdsk is always pending, presumably because c: is dirty which presumably because step 3 of chkdsk always fails.

Also, occasionally, while it is repairing the unreadable security descriptors data stream, it gives the same output with the additional message:

Unable to read from attribute 128 of file 9.

and then chkdsk ends and C: is still dirty.

I'm running an HP dv8000 series laptop with Windows XP Media Center.

Is this a virus? Is my hard drive slowly dying? Should I run HJT for good measure? I don't actually know what chkdsk is supposed to do when it runs successfully,... Read more

A:Chkdsk is hanging, C: is dirty, files are randomly corrupting

I think you should post a HijackThis Log in the Security center.


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New member to the forum Will try to make this as concise as possible.
The computer is a Windows XP Pro based with multiple partitions using a Fat 32 file system: Dual boot with Windows 98 2nd ED for Dx use.
The problem:
When chkdsk is ran inside Windows xp it will find the following; " Windows found errors on the disk but will not fix them without the /F (fix)parameter ...\Windows\Prefetch\chkdsk.exe - 0C6DCB55.pf first
allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated. 2nd error - ....... \Windows\Prefetch\cmd.exe - 034B0549.pf first
allocation unit will be truncated . When it ask to convert files (Y/N) I answer Y. Rerun Chkdsk and of course the same problem occurs but sometimes it will find other errors; along with the previous ones. However, this time I don't allow it to convert files. Then Rerun chkdsk and schedule the /F to run on reboot. I proceed to reboot the computer and Chkdsk /F start as it suppose to, however it finds NO errors. Enter Windows XP as normal and run Chkdsk and the same errors occurs; then I proceed to schedule the chkdsk /F and no errors are found again when it runs. This is continual loop.
I think it started, not sure, when I had to format the partition and do a recovery of the drive via Norton Ghost V15 backup image file. However found the same problem on another computer but was able to fix it using one the following solutions : but not here!
ATTEMPTED FIXES 1)Ran Chkdsk /r,; 2) ran Chksdks /p /r (assumed) in the Recovery Console;... Read more

A:Chkdsk /f can't duplicate Windows XP Chkdsk errors

I dunno what all that meant, tbh it was pretty much a technical blur to me, but if I had weirdo messages from chkdsk and couldn't get it to act right, I'd run HDD Regenerator from the Hiren's Boot Disk to see if there are bad (and repairable) sectors causing problems.Also, if the data is here now, not here now, etc.... I'd be wondering if the power is bad.What's the make, model & power output of the PSU ? Have you checked the voltage both in BIOS and in Windows using 3rd party application like SpeedFan ?If, for example, you discover you've got 10.5 volts on your 12 volt rail, all these weird chkdsk scenarios become meaningless.

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AHCI disk.

Running chkdsk from Properties Tools with no autofix says there are errors.

Dismount the drive and reboot. Chkdsk reports no errors found. Properties Tools Chkdsk still syas there are errors.

Auslogics Defrag also says there are errors.

A:Tools Chkdsk with no /f /r says errors, bootup chkdsk says none

Assuming it's one of the Samsungs, there is an ES Tool diagnostic for their drives.
Download the offline (Dos boot) iso, burn it to cd, and run the long test. That will tell you for sure.

Downloads ? Freeware Tools ? Page 46 ? www.hiren.info

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How can I fix this?  CHKDSK /r stops 1 second into count down.
I run cmd as administrator.  Type CHKDSK /f also tried CHKDSK /r.  Then restart computer.
The Opening Windows screen appears, then it goes to the black screen stating something like "CHKDSK about to run. Press any key to abort."
Count down starts at 10, then goes to 9, then "CHKDSK has been cancelled."
Then Windows 7 boots.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:Can't run chkdsk on Windows 7. CHKDSK cancels 1 second into count down.

Hi, this is a known bug.
Please request the following hotfix:
KB975778 - The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer

Click on
View and request hotfix downloads , select the platform (x86 or x64) and type in your email twice and type in the captcha ad click request hotfix.

After 1 minute you have an email with the link to download an exe. Use the password which is included inside the email to extract the update.

Install the update and reboot, now the issue is fixed.

André"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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My computer is a Dell Dimensions 3000 and my OS is Windows XP.

I have had something I've never seen happen . . . when I turn on my computer, I get the message:

"Checking file system on C:
The volume is dirty.

CHKDSK is verifying files (State 1 of 3)...."

It continues to check other "stuf" (indexes, security descriptors). Once it completes a check of security descriptors, it speeds up and then I can log in. The computer seems to work OK. (I don't know where to find a log of the CHKDSK process).

I've checked the forums and read a variety of postings on this issue, but there is such a variety of discussion on it (and some of it is old) that I'm not sure if there's something I need to do from here.

Note: I have a MagicJack. The second time I got the "volume is dirty" screen, it happened after I turned my computer on & logged in. The computer locked up during the MagicJack loading process (this happens periodically) - couldn't do a task manager, couldn't manually turn off computer, so I pulled the plug, disconnected MagicJack and plugged it back in and turned the computer on. This is when I got the "volume is dirty" screen and the CHKDSK stuff.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi there,

Is there any way to get a chkdsk log from an unbootable computer after you run chkdsk from the Recovery Environment (RE) so it can be posted on a forum?

Thank you,


A:How to get a log from chkdsk after running chkdsk from the RE?

Here's where I look for chkdsk results:

Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer and open Windows logs in left pane. Double-click "Application". Look for chkdsk in the source column in the right pane for the time chkdsk was run. Double click that row to bring up details.

If the chkdsk is run on a reboot, as it would for a C drive, the results should be under a “wininit” listing in the source column, rather than under chkdsk.

That's where I look for results. You could just copy the results to a file and upload the file---or just copy the pertinent portion into a post.

I'm not sure how much of that you can get to from the recovery environment.

I'm not sure offhand if there is a more detailed log anywhere.

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From looking around the net i was told the command
chkdsk /f > C:\chkdsk.txt
would run chkdsk and then put the read out in chkdsk.txt in the c: drive. How ever this dose not work. I get a terminal that just has the _ blinking. I have to hit ctrl+c to turn it off it does not work. Is their a way to get this to work? i would like the output some were easyer to find then going to the viewr program and looking it up.

A:chkdsk /f > C:\chkdsk.txt not working

Chkdsk puts its log in Event Viewer under Application.

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I think I have discovered a bug with chkdsk...

For no reason when I rebooted after a clean install I get the usual chkdsk as it starts up with 3 steps, it does it in about 2minutes and reboots as XP/VISTA, however it just loops over and over again, it just wont get out of it, and when I escape it and load the desktop I get a corrupt error when trying to open files from my download folder for no reason, anyone else had this problem?

A:chkdsk bug

Yes, I did. I blame it on a faulty driver for my RAID array (probably with any storage controller). I had to perform Startup Repair on both installations in order to get them to work properly (Beta and RC).

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Q: chkdsk

every time i boot my computer chkdsk runs on my #2 hdd i've run maxtor utilities and everything is fine .
how do i stop it????


This may help:

Click on "C" then scroll down till you see "Check Disk - Disk Checking Runs Upon Boot"

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Q: Chkdsk

I keep getting a prompt in the lower right hand corner of my screen advising me that I have a corrupt file, and instructing me to run Chkdsk. How do I do this?



Boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /rIf you don't have an XP CD and if the recovery console isn't installed, do this: right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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When runnning chkdsk/f upon boot , is there a way to cause the process to pause long enough to read the results ?


this very same question was answered two posts down.

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When running XP's CHKDSK to fix errors, my monitor has stopped showing the blue screen with the progress dialogue, as it once did. It now remains black during the entire time the utility is operating. Can anyone advise how I can fix this? THANKS !!!!!

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I recently had a virus and have an error of "Unmountable Boot Volume" when starting my computer. I googled it and found out that if I type in "Chkdsk /r" Into the recovery console it will fix it. But I was unable to find out whether chkdsk /r effects any of my files on the computer. Will this delete them or keep them untouched? Or is there any other way to fix my problem without losing my files?

Thanks in advance,

A:Chkdsk /r

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I ran chkdsk /f but see no log after reboot. I understand it should be in event viewer under winnit source

There is a log of chkdsk giving the result that some files had problems but no log of chkdsk /f

I have vista 32

A:chkdsk /f no log?

First check that reporting is turned on
Disable Windows Error Reporting Logging — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides
Disable logging should be off. Disregard the instructions given in the above link that shows how to disable.
Read post number 6 to be sure you looked for the log the right way
chkdsk log location?

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I had something happen to my computer after I did a “CHKDSK /f /r”. When I went to use excel, and clicked on my tab key, the cursor went backwards. Then I tried to select a file and it would not let me select one file, it hi-lighted all the files. I finally closed out excel and tried to restore my computer to an earlier time thinking I got a virus. I did not open any e-mails that day, and it was running ok the night before. The restore froze and would not work. I just shut down my computer at the master switch and re-booted. Everything was ok after that. Excel worked fine, and all was good. I ran my AVG virus program to check for a virus, it found nothing. I thought it was a coincidence that this happened after the CHKDSK /f /r parms. Does anyone know what happened? The reason I did a CHKDSK /f /r was my Perfect Disk program did not defrag completely and the vendor told me to do this to do an offline defrag. I tried an offline defrag before, but I got errors on my drive and could not do it, that’s why they told me to use the CHHDSK /f /r. Also, is there anyway that I can put something in my restore to not let “ANY” virus come in so I can restore in case I got a virus? Thanks. I use xp professional

A:CHKDSK /f /r

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i had run an instance of hard disk sentinel and it showed the drive i use as storage as having bad sectors.

i ran chkdsk /f /r and opened task manager just to see what memory usage would be. physical memory usage peaked at 7.25 gb and leveled off at 7.06 gb. i wondered why so much memory was being used, so i googled "how much ram does chkdsk use," and found these articles:

Critical CHKDSK bug found in Windows 7 release build ? Tech Products & Geek News | Geek.com

Blue Screen of Death returns to haunt Windows 7’s public release | VentureBeat

Windows 7 chkdsk memory leak?

the dates on these articles are june, august and september... i was wondering if this is still a concern for the retail versions of win 7 (obviously, the ram usage is still an issue, but does anyone have experience using the retail version running chkdsk /r and having your system crash?)

(while googling, i ran across a tutorial from vista forums about running chkdsk--so for now, i'm going to run chkdsk from my installation disc)

A:is there still a bug in win 7 with chkdsk /r?

chkdisk is designed to use that much memory when you use that /r switch because you would only use that command if you're trying to confirm the possibility of an imminent disk failure.

It will use as much memory as it can to finish this task as soon as possible. This is by design, and there is no bug.

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While plugging my second monitor I accidentaly shut down the computer, since then, everytime I boot I get messages like "C:\Windows\System32 is unreadable(dont know if its the right word, my Xp is in french), please run chkdsk" And so on, I get like 5 messages like this. Also, I cannot install some new softwares because it says the software itself is already running. Also, I get popups from about every program saying it's unreadable, And, there are some folders I cannot delete, it says everything is already in use.

I tried doing a chkdsk c: /r or /f. It says I need to reboot, so I do, When I reboot and do the chkdsk it says "Correction des erreurs dans l'index $0 du fichier 25" continiously, and it never ends. In english it might be "Fixing mistakes in index $0 of folder 25"

A:cant run chkdsk

HI! Can you get into Windows in safe mode? If you can, try a system restore. If not, from dos,(bootable floppy) try scanreg /r. Maybe this will repair your registry. If not, get your xp cd and try to repair Windows.

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Q: chkdsk

I tried running chkdsk in Safe Mode to repair $Mft, but now I get a message that Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. I actually have a 64 bit machine (had that is).

Upon booting up, I hit [F8] then selected the option to run in Safe Mode with Command Line. Then typed: "chkdsk C:/r" within DOS. Then I answered "Y" for Yes to run chkdsk on startup, rebooted and now I'm stuck in a loop and cannot do anything else.

Prior to that I did have the option to reset to default condition, but I didn't want to wipeout anything. Now I'm dead in the water so to speak.

Just prior to that I created an Administrator Password (for the first time). I had also attempted to purge Rogue Malware (Smart Engine) with SAS the previous day, but was only able to detect 4 Adware cookies, which were removed. My wife did tell me that she had earlier deleted a file containing the word "sonic", possibly an .exe file, as I had told her of my suspicion that we may also have a worm. We did not have the anti-virus software box checked since day 1, as we thought we were getting regular updates for Microsoft, and I had the free version of SAS loaded at start-up, however, I just found out that Microsoft had quit sending such updates to Windows XP service pack 2 customers since July of this year (2010). Also the previous day, within safe mode I was getting redirected to ... Read more


Hi Guy Gadbios, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

What is the make and model of this computer?

Do you have the installation disk for this operating system. Not to be confused with a restore disk.

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Just wonder if CHKDSK is the same as Defrag that we need to run when you delete a lot of file/program?

Do i need to run CHKDSK manually (even though there's no error or problem) or let it run automatically when it detect problem in your Hard disk?


A:When should we run CHKDSK?

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Q: Chkdsk

The check disk utility doesnt seem to want to work when i boot my pc. It always go to the blue chkdsk screen and then it says it has been cancelled like 2 seconds afterwards. (i didnt push any key) any ideas? it runs on command prompt but obviously it cant change any system files while the system is active hence needing it to run when it boots



before you run checkdisk, do a thorough spyware/antivirus check

ewido, adaware, spybot, and avg are available from cnet. download
download and install all 4, update them and scan
then try the checkdisk after its clean
post back

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I ran Chkdsk on 8-15. I was able to go to Event Viewer/Windows Logs/Application/Find and do a search for both Wininit and Chkdsk and found both items.

I ran a Chkdsk scan the evening of 8-28, looked for the results in the Event Viewer and it was not there. When I engaged the "Find" option it went to that 8-15 scan.

I ran it from a command line on 8-28 and thought maybe I had done something wrong, so I ran Chkdsk again this morning by clicking Computer, right clicking C Drive/Properties/Tools/Error Checking and selected both options. I then restarted and watched while the scan began. I left for the day and this evening I again went to Event Viewer to find the log for this scan and again, it is not there.

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong or why I can not find these logs?

A:Where is my Chkdsk log?

(As ADMIN) Event Viewer, then Windows Logs, then go to Action and select "Find", the type CHKDSK and hit enter...

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums

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OK, my computer has been crashing a lot lately, and I ran chkdsk-- I apparently have a rather large number of bad sectors at this point that need to be fixed. To that end, I need to run chkdsk /f in order to actually fix things.

The problem: I can't run it while Windows is up. When I try, it asks me if I'd like to schedule it when the machine stops, but when I restart, it does not run.

Reading, I find that I need the Windows recovery console, accessible via a disk that came with my PC, in order to run this. I am living in Korea for the year, all of the discs that came with my PC are back in Michigan.

So: what am I do do to address the bad sectors on my disc? Is there some alternative mechanism I can employ to get chkdsk /f to run, or some other way of addressing this problem?

A:chkdsk /f

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You might want to try running the manufactures utilty.
Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

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I have been having lots of problems & various error messages, not really related to any specific change or event. I have defragged the pc (a gateway desktop), but the error checking program will not run. When I try to run chkdsk (have tried through several avenues, including running in safemode) I get the error chkdsk cannot run on on NTFS. I'm convinced there are errors here, but am not savvy enough to know how to get at them without this. I'd really hate to have to reload the OS and am not even sure this will resolve the issues. Any ideas of how to get around this and run chkdsk or something similar?

A:chkdsk cannot run


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Everytime I turn on my computer or restart it CHKDSK starts. Why is this happening? Can I stop it from automatically running?


Either it's scheduled to scan and has never been able to complete the scan so it tries when the computer is started, or the hard drive is presumed to be damaged and the computer is trying to make sure. I'd let it complete a scan so you can see what's going on and then it should stop. If it completes and doesn't stop; I believe you can change the schedule or remove it by right clicking on the hard drive and selecting properties, then tools. I'm not positive as I'm not on XP at the moment.

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1 Minute Ago I installed Windows 7. I went to windows update and installed all the important updates and one optional update related to the intel chipset in my computer. I rebooted after the updates were installed, successfully according to Windows. What happens when I reboot? Chkdsk runs. Why? The only other things I had installed were Microsoft Secrity Essentials and Malwarebyte's Anti Malware. Something is not right.

A:Why did chkdsk run?

Why?? who knows, but it should only run once, and then you should be ok....

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When XP runs CHKDSK /F, a convenient blue screen displays a progress dialogue. This dialogue is convenient, because it shows error types that enable the user to try to avoid sucn errors in the future.

My monitor no longer displays this dialogue; rather, it remains black throughout the entire process.

Can anyone suggest how I may remedy this, short of formatting?

Thanks !!!

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Hello All, My computer was infected by the spyware online.games but that has been removed and all is clear now.Now the problem is the every time i start my comp it dosent boots directly it check my one drive H: ... it says as one of your drives needs to be checked for consistency.Dont knoe if i posted correctly..GS Edit: With evidence of possible infection, moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal


What kind of drive is it? If you leave a flash drive plugged in while booting Windows it will, in some cases, chkdsk it every time.

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can i stop a checking file system on C ?
CHKDSK is running can i stop it at 35% completed?

A:Chkdsk ?

No, you should let Chkdsk run to completion, stopping it in midstream can cause problems.

Depending on how big the hard drive is it can take a couple hours to run.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
3 Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 700302 MB, Free - 212752 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 05RMGR
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled


This morning I received the following message: Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss and then contact your computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.

Afterward I ran CHKDSK (/f /r) and pulled the log that follows upon completion. If any of you could help me to understand what it means, and what steps I might take next, I'd appreciate it


Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 12/24/2013 1:26:04 PM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Prince-PC
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
259840 file records processed. File verification completed.
1223 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 ... Read more

A:What Does This CHKDSK Log Mean

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Q: chkdsk

I have a question....exactly what does chkdsk do?



check this out http://users.cybercity.dk/~bse26236/batutil/help/CHKDSK_S.HTM

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Q: Chkdsk

I am getting an error in the cmd when I performed a CHKDSK
The error is WINDOWS discovered free space area marked as allocated in MFT
I tried using the scan disk option and performed a thorough scan but again when i run that in the cmd i get the same error . I also did a recovery console where it said that windows has fixed one or more errors but still the problem persisits. Can somebody help me out? Just today i re-installed my OS.




Are you still having this problem? If so, what is the exact error message? is this it:

Insufficient disk space to fix master file table (MFT). CHKDSK aborted.

I assume you're running it as in this link:




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When I try to run CHKDSK on my Toshiba Laptop with Vista 64 it gets to 51% of checking free disk space 5 of 5 and stops. Has done this over and over.

A:CHKDSK won't

Hello Chuck, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Does it give you any error messages at this point?

You might see running a sfc /scannow command can find and fix any system files that may be causing CHKDSK to not finish running. Afterwards, see if it can finish. If not, then you may need to do a System Restore using a restore point dated to when you knew it worked (if known and available).

Hope this helps,

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i was wondering if you could tell me in the most simpilist way how to run chkdsk on win xp and do i run it from start than click run and type it in there what happen is i went to run disdefrag and a message came up to run chkdsk as i guess there maybe some corrupt or dirty filrs is that why it wants me to run chkdsk. if you could explain to me how to do that in the most easiest way and explain it in the most simpilist way you can as i'm new to win xp and if you could email the instuctions on how to do it to [email protected] i would really appreciate thank you for any help you can provide me.
yours truly peter101

A:how to run chkdsk on win xp

you can thank dobhar for this one

1) In the RUN window enter cmd

2) At "Prompt" make sure your at root of C: --> type cd\ then press enter

3) At "C:\ Prompt" type chkdsk /f

C:\>chkdsk /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) _

4) Enter y for "YES"

C:\>chkdsk /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) y

This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.

5) Reboot your computer and CHKDSK will run.

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i'm running a HP Pavillion 1.29GHz/256mb ram machine using Win XP(Home Edition) ver. 2002, service pack 1.

i'm trying to defrag my hard drive using the defrag function and get the following message: "disk defragmenter has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: HP PAVILLION (C Please run Chkdsk/f."

when i attempt to run chkdsk/f i receive the following message: "The type of the file system is NTFS. Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts <y/n>

i have tried that, no luck.

My IP is AOL (9.0 optimized) and the major programs on my system are: Zone Alarm,Norton Anti virus, Pop up stopper,Ad Aware.

any help would be appreciated

A:chkdsk/f won't run

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When I boot system goes directly into chkdsk. The check process is very slow.
How do I stop chkdsk while it is running? I am running Win 7 Ult


You can normally stop it before it starts but the only way to stop it once it started would be to reboot which could damage the file system. If Windows thinks there's something wrong with the drive it's best to let it run. You may also want to back up any important files in case this is a sign of a drive getting ready to die.

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I am using Vista Home Basic with a Dell Inspiron 531 and am having a problem with the check disc utility. I have tried to set up a scan using the command prompt,it won't scan like it says. It says a scan is scheduled but upon restart it does not do it! I triedto access it through the start menu and had luck with scanning the "D" drive but not the "C" drive,The UAC permission box won't appear at the correct time,not ever in this task,for checking the disc,but will on other things. It also says it will schedule a scan after checking the "schedule a scan after restart box",this never happens. When I'm trying through the start menu it will go all the way to scheduling the scan and just go back to the previous page,the "check here for scan" page,where it has the defrag box and 1 more thing,i forgot now, but maybe you get the general ideas.I also just had an upgrade in the memory,if this has anything to do with it! I just don't believe its major,it wouldn't scan another drive if there was,is my feeling,I'm probably wrong. I also have been unticking some stuff in the MSCONFIG,so I might have unticked something I need for this.(I was trying to stop alot of programs from running at startup.)I also says its in read -only mode at the command prompt box when I try this way!! Maybe I have the wrong Mode,we have had the power knocked out here a few times lately. I would really be thankful if someone could help... Read more

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