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How to get out of the agony. CHKDSK

Q: How to get out of the agony. CHKDSK

I ran chkdsk when starting windows and it has been running for two days and no end in sight at all! What to do? And i desperately need a laptop.

Please help!

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Preferred Solution: How to get out of the agony. CHKDSK

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Deckard's System Scanner v20070826.66
Run by Chad on 2007-08-31 01:43:42
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
31: 2007-08-31 05:44:01 UTC - RP188 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
30: 2007-08-30 08:34:58 UTC - RP187 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
29: 2007-08-30 06:47:12 UTC - RP186 - Removed STOPzilla. Available with Windows Installer version 1.2 and later.
28: 2007-08-30 03:18:06 UTC - RP185 - Installed STOPzilla. Available with Windows Installer version 1.2 and later.
27: 2007-08-28 23:30:38 UTC - RP184 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-08-07 21:29:00 UTC - RP158 - Installed Windows Media Player 10

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 83% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 503 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as Chad.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:48:03 AM, on 8/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\l... Read more

A:OH the Agony of pop-ups!

Please download SmitfraudFix
Extract the files to the Desktop

Now, start the computer in Safe Mode:When the machine first starts again, tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Press Enter to boot into Safe Mode.
Open SmitfraudFix Double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select Option 2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter (Deletes infected files)
You are prompted: Do you want to clean the registry? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
The tool also checks if a relevant file, wininet.dll, is infected.
You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found).
Replace infected file? Answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.

Restart the computer to complete the removal process.

Also download ComboFix
Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

Please run HijackThis once again to obtain a new log.

Please post the SmitFraudFix report located at C:\rapport.txt , the ComboFix.txt, and a new HijackThis log.

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Despite my efforts to maintain a clean and safe computer, something miserable has bitten me. I'm not entirely sure what the issue is, but I know something unusual is going on.

Here are some signs and symptoms ...

Recently, after periods of unattended downloading, I would lose internet connectivity. The only way I could regain connectivity would be to reboot. Reboot would take what felt like forever. Sometimes there would be a windows dialogue box asking for login credentials for dial-up, which is odd considering I am not on dial. Recently, it has been discovered that all boot ups are agonizingly slow with apparent lengthy periods of inactivity (ie hard disk activity, or even a signal being sent to the monitor) On average, 4-5 minutes to boot up.

Today, while surfing, my AVG anti-virus went crazy picking up immediate virii from websites that were appearing out of know where. Bam Bam Bam Bam! A new virus infected webpage auto opens and is caught by AVG. There was also an unusual blue webpage titled windows critical update that could not be closed. I use Firefox, not IE, but if I recall, these websites may have been hosted by IE.

I have randomly been asked on occasion to shut down.

I have lost ability to access regedit (says the administrator has removed privledges, even in safe mode as the administrator). Even known workarounds commonly available on the internet have failed.

I am unable to run Adaware ... it says it's already running, when it's not ... that I ... Read more

A:Agony With wmpscfgs.exe

Kaspersky Labs Online file scanner has identified the file wmpscfgs.exe as being infected with Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.bsmw .

There is very little reference material online regarding this virus.

Since posting original message, I have scanned again with onboard AVG virus can, and online Housecall scan. Both identified several other virii, but not the one in question. These secondary virii were removed as part of the scan process.

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I hope someone out there will help me! I have this Movieland thing going on and it's driving me nuts. I read Jelly_tots post earlier today and followed the advice as far as the HijackThis log, but now I need to know what to do from here!! Please help me! The log is below:
Thank you!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:00:19 PM, on 11/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWNETSUP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWEEPSRV.SYS
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\MediaPipe\MPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\AltPayments\AltPayments.exe
C:\Program Files\MediaPipe\DownloadManager.exe
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A:Movieland agony

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can anyone tell me if sound card drivers exist for a sbt-sp6c 6 channel 5.1 surround sound audio card to run in vista x64? the card has two chips on it. the large one is a forte media fm 801-au. the small chip is a realtek alc650.

i have not been able to find the correct drivers to install the card in my pc. i have tried many different drivers and none have worked. i've tried all the realtek sound drivers. none have worked. i have downloaded the latest forte media drivers i can find. they don't work with vista x64.

please, help if you can. it's very frustrating not being able to install the sound card.

thanks in advance.

A:sound card agony 2

Originally Posted by glennpalmore

can anyone tell me if sound card drivers exist for a sbt-sp6c 6 channel 5.1 surround sound audio card to run in vista x64? the card has two chips on it. the large one is a forte media fm 801-au. the small chip is a realtek alc650.

i have not been able to find the correct drivers to install the card in my pc. i have tried many different drivers and none have worked. i've tried all the realtek sound drivers. none have worked. i have downloaded the latest forte media drivers i can find. they don't work with vista x64.

please, help if you can. it's very frustrating not being able to install the sound card.

thanks in advance.

Hi Glenn, Welcome to the Forum.

The best answer here is probably to buy a new sound card


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Hi Everyone,

Here is the dilemma that I am currently in. I just installed XP on a WD 40GB hard drive. I have been using a maxtor 80GB up till now for storage. Well, I want to transfer all the digital photos and files (Which I have yet to burn, by the way). and put them onto the 40GB. I see both HDs on bios. I see both HDs in device manager. I dont see BOTH hard drives in MY COMPUTER!!! From what I keep reading, the only way windows will see the 80GB is if I partition/format it. There is one problem with that: I will lose all of my files if I partition/format it. Is there a way I can transfer these much needed files over??? PLEASE HELP!!!!


A:hard drive agony -- please help!!

I had a Western digital and a Maxtor HDD together in a system a few years ago. I can remember that they didn't both work together. Since then, I have sort of become brand loyal and only use Maxtor (Western digital and most others are just as good)-I don't mix hard drives. Most drives will work together but occasionally you get two that don't and you can avoid the possibility of this by just using one brand. If this is the case, then you might be able to put them both on different IDE channels long enough to transfer files.
If it isn't brand compatability, then check to see (in cmos) that your unrecognised drive is using the same access mode as it was before when it worked, probably LBA. If it is somehow set to a different mode, then what you described is exactly what happens.
In event of a corrupted partition, you may need to buy some partition salvaging software. One peice of software you can get for free usually on the Maxtor site is Maxblast, which runs on DR. DOS (one comes with each new boxed HDD too, if you still have it somewhere). If you download this HDD installation disc, and put it on a floppy it will give you a lot of great utilities to install and troubleshoot Maxtor hard drives.
One more thing to check is the cable. I have had ribbon cables that had one wire break somewhere and even though the drive continued to work, funny things would happen. You do have the proper 80 pin (not 40 pin) IDE cables, right?

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Hello Peeps,    I just received T520 package today and my excitement suddenly turned to grief when I saw a bright glowing red dot on my screen. OMG... a dead pixel right out of the box! Did I just drop my hard earned grand that I have been saving for months on something that would bug me for the rest of the products life?    I quickly searched Lenovo's dead pixel policy and almost fainted when I found out the unit has to have at least 3 dead pixels to be considered for replacement noooooooo...wahhhh....boohohoho..sob       Why did they ship out a unit with dead pixel??? I'm pretty sure it was NOT missed by QA because it glows like a laser beam in the dark and a dead pixel would not develop while in transit!           I'm going to contact Lenovo post sales tomorrow and really hoping something can be done. I know some of you will consider this as another guy who got a dead pixel rant, but man, when someone spend this amount of cash, and I'm not rich, I would at least expect to receive a non-defective product. Oh Lordy, I should have trusted my instinct and buy something of this value in a brick and mortar store. Hoping for the best but this night would not be a pleasant one. Sigh,Jason   


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A:Dead Pixel Agony

You just got it and you're not satisfied you can return it.So return it.The End

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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MS Update installed a Realtek driver that really does not agree with my system. I'm fine with the MS 5 High Def version.

Ever time I g to device manager and programs & features and delete it and spec the MS generic version I'm good for about a minute then the Realtek gets installed. Even after I delete the folder in programs. I am totally stumped here as this version MS is pushing out is really having problems and I cant make it go away.

I have gone to advanced settings and set it to prevent downloading ANY driver updates at all. It keeps coming back.

I've tried just about everything I can find on Google. I'd really appreciate some help on this. It began happening after this past Tuesdays update. I had other issues (now solved) with that update

A:MS Realtek driver agony - please help

The following steps worked for me...
First uninstall the faulty driver, but do not restart your machine until you do the following:

Type"Device Installation Settings" in your Windows search box. A result named "Change device installation settings" should show up.

?Choose No

Once that's done, you have to go into the Windows Update Settings and change it to "Notify Schedule a restart".

Now go ahead and do a restart.

At this point, the driver won't automatically install, but will be listed in Windows Update. Microsoft expects you to install it anyways. What you need to do is hide it from Windows Update. Download the "Show or hideupdates" troubleshooter package


That tool will then let you see what's in Windows update and you can then hide it from Windows update.

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the dilemma that I am currently in. I just installed XP on a WD 40GB hard drive. I have been using a maxtor 80GB up till now for storage. Well, I want to transfer all the digital photos and files (Which I have yet to burn, by the way). and put them onto the 40GB. I see both HDs on bios. I see both HDs in device manager. I dont see BOTH hard drives in MY COMPUTER!!! From what I keep reading, the only way windows will see the 80GB is if I partition/format it. There is one problem with that: I will lose all of my files if I partition/format it. Is there a way I can transfer these much needed files over??? PLEASE HELP!!!!


A:Hard drive agony -- please help

Why can't you use the Data Lifeguard Tools diskette that came with you WD HD? I just put a new WD in last month and I only formatted the new drive before copying over data.

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I have read other forum topics about the problem I am having (a blinking red icon in my windows quickstart menu). I continually have the process cool.exe popping up and it's making a strange "clicky" sound from my cpu-- sort of like the sound you get when you're about to access dialup.Anyhow, I'm a Master's student at a major Canadian university and it's not helping my thesis that I have these constant ads popping up and these malware problems.Any help would be appreciated greatly! Thanks!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:05:19 PM, on 18/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Program Files\Prevx1\PXAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ishost.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technol... Read more

A:The Agony Of My Malware Infections

You have no active AntiVirus!Get the free AVG 7 install it, check for updates and run a full scanAVG 7 - http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/========================Add remove programs - remove logitech desktop messenger==================You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".Choose your usual account.Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typi... Read more

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Hi all, after loosing my desktop Medion PC - maybe consecutive to audio folder downloaded + win media player plugin download (post in Vista forum)- now the VAIO lapton win can't start windows. Can't remember how to satrt in safe mode and then what should I do. PLEASE HELP, urgent all my work is stock in these 2 PCs. I only got one PC left.
Thanks Thanks Thans for URGENT HELP>

A:Solved: laptop in agony

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Okay quick run up on how XP boots Boot.ini file loads windows. Most experienced users know the way to check a boot path is the msconfig option from run that is on every windows except win 2000. Start>Run>msconfig>boot.ini. You can change some boot options here and get rid of os's that were deleted with their boot path. But you know what not so on Vista, it uses a whole new system called bcdedit.exe I believe that boot.ini doesn't even see or acknowledge. So to bring you up to speed here's what happened:

I was on the release candidates with build 2600 I tried to install it to my 2nd spindled drive. A totally seperate physical drive I labeled as F:. It wouldn't work it would give the black screen of death with no blinking cursor, no nothing, just my monitor looking at me saying "I'm glowing amber on my led what are you going to do?". Obviously install Norton Partition Magic and make room for it on the main drive.

So now I stretch out room on my C: for two more partitions. Another Primary I label G: and an extended volume I label as H:. Guess what Vista RC1 build 2600 works great! I get a dual boot option after the motherboard logo goes away and it will default to Vista but I can also choose Vista...... for about 2 weeks then the same pill looking icon Windows says to install for protection starts causing problems, I think the thing was PC Chillin or something like that. I uninstall it, RC1 kind of works but inevitably something is ... Read more

A:Dual Booting and the agony of Vista

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Please help me with this infection! I have run the following programs with no luck to remove the infection: HitmanPro (Kickstart), Malware Bytes Anti-Rootkit, JRT, ADWcleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, Malware Bytes Anti-Malware and Dr Web Cureit.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Here is my DDS log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037
Run by Mayra at 8:11:46 on 2014-01-30
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic   6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.445.63 [GMT -6:00]
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1173975032\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\\SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PR... Read more

A:AGONY - wininit.sys - NTRootKit-K - infection!

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A client brought in his laptop a few days back saying it wouldn't start up anymore. I took a look..

When turning on the laptop, I am presented with a HP login screen requesting a fingerprint or password. This password is known, we type it in and get a windows error stating that the bootloader is corrupt.

I figured this would be easy enough - simply repair the bootloader. I booted off of the windows 8 disk and tried startup repair. Startup repair failed, because it could not access the drive the OS is installed on.

I decide to look up what the HP login screen post-bios is all about. It turns out HP Protect Tools was used to encrypt the partition the OS and my clients (important!) data is on. I later found out that messing with the bootloader on a drive encrypted with HP's software can mess things up further, so I'm glad in a way that the windows DVD repair options didn't function.

I searched online for ways to recover the data and found a way to perhaps rescue the files here:
However, this method requires the backup encryption key (typcially saved to usb) to work.

Now here comes the fun stuff. The guy this laptop belongs was not aware that his drive was encrypted and didn't even know it was installed.. His laptop was originally installed at his companies main office, so we turned there to get the key file required to unlock the files on the drive. They don't have the backup encryption key. Brilliant.

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A:Hp Protect tools plus corrupt bootloader = agony

Any settings in BIOS for this HP Protect Tools?
Would a Live Linux see the data? You can try Linux Mint MATE for this purpose.

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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!
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Right click an external USB hard drive (WD My Passport) > Properties > Tools > Error Checking > Check Now > Check Disk My Passport > Automatically fix... > click START.

The Check Disk My Passport box disappears as soon as I click START and nothing happens.

I started getting Delayed Write errors for.doc and .txt documents yesterday. The documents won't save my text additions. This is the reason I want to run chkdsk. Also, I open folders on the external drive that have files in them, but they show up empty. In the past when this has happened, a restart fixes this.

What is the problem here? Need advice. Thanks.

update: on Restart, Windows started installing device driver for a simple USB hub that the external drive uses. Why, I have no idea, because the hub has always been used The external WD My Passport was recently attached to it btw (about 2 days ago).

Now, the documents in question have all updated with my additions (that were previously not done, with the accompanying Delay Write notification as mentioned above) And the problem of folders appearing empty on the external drive has also been fixed after the restart and USB hub device driver install.

So, now my only question is, why did this all happen? Why would the computer need to install device driver for a generic USB hub, one that I've had attached for a long time?

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A:Can't run chkdsk

I'm still having problems with the external WD My Passport hard drive. Just in the past few minutes, the whole drive comes up empty when I click on it. It was fine half an hour ago. When I try to safely remove it to try re-attaching it, Windows says it is being used by another process. LockHunter showed Explorer using it, so I unlocked that. Safely remove still says being used by another process. And the drive appears empty. Also, can't run chkdsk on it, same behavior as in my first post (START> nothing happens).

What could be happening here?

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Hi all, I had posted that my system crashed on me and I couldnt read the blue screen before it restarted itself, so I decided to run chkdsk/f/r C: from cmd, I restarted, I see my HP logo come up, I see the aura screen, then the screen goes blank and my HD is lit...I understand that chkdsk can run for hours.. but I'm not sure its running at all...theres nothing on the screen, no options came up...I dont know if I screwed something up, I'm going to let it sit like this.. (i've been up since 2 am so I'm crashing..) if its still like this in the morning, my question is...how do I cancell this? It was set to run at start up in cmd prompt because the drive was in use when I tried to run it from cmd prompt. Is editing the registry the only way to fix this? Can I boot to safe mode to do this editing? Is there a listed procedure for the editing somewhere on our site? I need some help all.. thanks for your responses....

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Q: Chkdsk

As part of a maintance program of keeping my computer clean and updated, I try to run a "CHKDSK" once a month or so.
Last night I ran it and when it got to stage 4 of 5 (verifying file data) I got a message that stated " Windows replaced bad clusters in file 50056, NAME\DOCUME~1\ADMIN~1\LOCAL~1\APPLIC~1\ GOOGLE\GOOGLE ~1\O1C1CA\dbu2d.ht1
So, I thought I better tun it again and I did and everything came out fine.
Can someone tell me what this all means?
What is a "Bad Cluster" ?
What would cause a "Bad Cluster"?
Is this something i should check more often or be concerned about?
Thank you in advance


A description of a cluster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_(file_system)Since it stores information about a file, it's corruption can cause a program (that uses that file) to malfunction.Causes are numerous. It can be caused by a hardware problem (a bad hard drive, file system, memory, etc) or by drivers (that act improperly), or by software (that's not functioning properly). It can also be caused by other factors such as power surges and outages, lightning storms, etc.As long as chkdsk can fix it - there shouldn't be any issues associated with it. If it can't fix it, or if it continually requires fixing - then you'd have to look into it further.

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I need to run chkdsk /F on my system (C) drive, and thus far I've been thwarted. I've tried two ways:In windows explorer, right click drive C and select properties > tools > Error checking. A window pops up and I keep the default (Automatically fix file system errors) checked. When I click Start is advises that this will be set to run upon the next system start (I've read elsewhere that it will start before the GUI code is loaded). However, it never works!
In command prompt mode (both in non-administrator mode and as run-as-administrator) I've entered >chkdsk /F -- and in both cases it advises that the next Windows starts the utility will run; yet it does not.
This is on a laptop running Win 7/Pro.

Any ideas?

A:Can't get chkdsk to run...

You do not want to run check disk on a ssd.
Windows 7 or Sandisk program is probably stopping it.
Can you tell us why you need to run check disk.
What kind of problem are you having?

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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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Q: chkdsk

Hi all,I usually try to solve problems myself but I am stuck on this one.I tried to run a checkdisk as usual but when I reboot it says file system is raw and auto checkdisk will not run on this type of file system.Does anyone have any ideas.I tried running it from my computer and also a command prompt without any luck,Tony.


Sounds like the drive is damagedhttp://www.z-a-recovery.com/art-raw-filesystem.htmYou can run the diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive at their support siteIt can be found in their downloads section

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i cant log into windows to run chkdsk /r.
i know i can do it from the recovery console by booting from disk, but isn't there another way to get to a command prompt after starting up?

A:chkdsk /r

It's better if you start if from outside Windows, from the Recovery Console of the XP CD.

That way, the user has no delay in it running...if started from within XP, then XP must shut down before it can run.


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Q: chkdsk

I started chkdsk on a XP Home machine that was acting poorly with the thought that an error needed to be fixed on the harddrive. I checked both options to fix file system and to try to recover bad sectors. I restarted as directed and the machine refuses to boot now.
My question is how do you cancel the chkdsk operation. I feel that the machine is trying to run chkdsk and is unable to run or boot, so all I get now is a black screen.
How do I check out of chkdsk?
Thanks for any help you can give.


when i start my pc the chkdsk scan automatically starts. it says it has 3 process to complete but it freezes on the 2nd one.How can i bypass this? it wont let me log onto windows desktop. Tried to access through safe mode and didnt work either. Please help what do i do, i need access to my desktop.thank you.

A:chkdsk! please help

Is this before you reach your desktop screen? If so there should be an option that says something along the line of "A Check disk has been scheduled press any key to skip". If you press a key at this point it should then abandon the chkdsk.

If this option isn't available can I ask how long have you been leaving the PC for? Sometimes chkdsk's can take a while and it might be a case of letting it run...

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hi there guys...i found some info about why my windows cant read my slave drive....

i need to know how to run chkdsk /r on a Raw drive...

anyone knows how to do that?

thank you

A:Chkdsk help!!!

Hi Dommiel.

Try reading this article:


And this article about the Recovery Console:


Remember that you will need to change drive to the slave.
(C: being primary.)

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Attempt to run chkdsk /r and (as expected) get response that it cannot run now , would I like to run it after the next reboot. I respond Y but when I reboot it does not run. It will run from the CMD prompt but only with no switches set.

A:chkdsk will not run

No error message if you try to run from command prompt with /r switch?

No message upon reboot?


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Q: chkdsk

Help me! I was trying to defrag my aunt's comuter witht the Windows (xp home) built in defragger. I got an error message that said to run scan disk or chkdsk.
While I'm familiar with scan disk, I know it's not an option on xp. So I went to "start", "run", and typed in chkdsk and hit ok...up pops a dos window and it says something to the fact of : "f parameter not specified. running chkdsk in read only mode", and then it does a quick run and nothing happens. I still can't defrag. How do I run chkdsk.
Be patient with me, I know nothing about dos
Thanks a bunch.


I need to run chkdsk & have been unsuccessful. I get the message that it will run on rebooting & it doesn't. What can I do?

A:Need help with chkdsk

Hi, JPE, and welcome to the forums.

First off, a word of advice - do not post in another person's topic unless that topic applies *directly* to you - the other post where you posted was about a BSOD with USB devices, and had nothing to do with CHKDSK, so I moved your post here.

Now, to try to solve you problem, you might take a look at Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista

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I keep seeing BOOTEX when plugging in my old ipod. I went to search it. There are several items saying I should download to fix corrupt files. Is this a safe download?

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I am having the same problem. I get the corrupt file error on most every program that I try to run, though they still seem to go (I ran CCleaner and I got the corrupt file error on the exe for CCleaner, but it still finished the clean and did not report any problems). I cannot run chkdsk /r, so I decided to try Safe Mode, but I get the blue screen of death when I try to run Safe Mode. Is this hard drive dying?

A:Cannot run chkdsk

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have recovery/restore disks?

What is the exact wording of any error messages you receive?

Do you have any reason to believe that your system is infected?

What AV program is installed?

Do you have a broadband connection? If so, do you use a router?

In addition to a reliable AV program...what malware-defense programs are installed?

Are all critical updates issued...installed on your system?


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My laptop with a SSD (different from one in my system specs) recently froze up so I had to force shutdown it. There seems to be no corruption, but can I run chkdsk to make sure it is okay?


There would be no problem.
Same question was asked and answered by our own Brink, in the past
Checkdisk on SSD

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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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I have an error message pop up every minute or so..... it reads

AOL Unified SysTray:AOL Software.exe- Corrupt file.
The file or directory C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Administrator\Local Settings\Appliction
Data\AOL\User Profiles\1153686470\compaz_administrator\metrics\cmls_ms.tlv is corrupt and
unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

I cannot find where I can run the "Chkdsk utility" - and I cannot get rid of the error message.
Can you help me ?

A:Run Chkdsk

Hold down your Windows button.

Tap R.

A Run box should appear. Type chkdsk /f and hit Enter.

This process may take some time, just post the results when it is finished.

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When I booted into windows for the first time in quite a while, chkdsk wanted to check the disk. Here's the result but I don't understand any of it

Anyone think they can help?

A:chkdsk help

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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Our computer has slowed down to a crawl. It seems to run a bit better after it has been off for an hour or so, but just marginally. Thinking the HD might be too full, I tried to defrag after removing a few programs. After a bit of triage, I had 15% free, tried to re-run Defrag, but got a message saying that I had to run chkdsk first because there was a disk error. While running chkdsk, I got a message saying that the computer could not be locked because of another running program, but nothing else was running. When I boot to Safe Mode Command Prompt and run chkdsk c: /f the message is the same.
At the moment we are running an old Dell Optiplex GX260, with a 20GB HD, yes 20. The internal HD contains only Windows and our programs - we have all documents & photos on an external HD. Time for a new computer, I know, but don't want to buy under pressure and would like to get this one operating better until then. The computer seems to be running hotter than usual - not a tech diagnosis - it's that the back of the computer is hotter to the touch than it was. I hope someone has a suggestion. Thanks in advance.

A:CHKDSK Will Not Run

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Q: Chkdsk

I recently have had a problem with chkdsk running on almost every startup.. I have run the chkdsk all 5 steps several times. It says no errors found , it will open the next time cleanly but on the next startup, it wants to run again. I also have system mechanic installed and have run that check also. I don't see an error on either check. The screen goes so fast at the end, I can't read what it says. Any one have a clue? I checked event log but see nothing that pretains to chkdsk.

Q: Chkdsk

Someone scheduled CHKDSK to run the next time the laptop boots, but it never does. Am running XP Prof, service pack 3. And when I try to defrag the hard drive, it comes up with a message saying "CHKDSK is scheduled to run. Please run Chkdsk /f". It's a viscious circle.

Any idea how I can cancel the CHKDSK that's scheduled to run or how I can run CHKDSK /f manually?

Any assistance would be appreciated.


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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Hello everyone! I'm hoping someone here can help me with this because I'm puzzled. I'm running XP SP3, and when I turn on my computer I get a message that I need to run chkdsk because I have a corrupt file. So, I went in through the properties on my hard drive and clicked the boxes to have it run a disk check. It asks if I want to do this the next time I reboot. I say "yes," and reboot . . . and nothing happens when I reboot, except that I get that same message about the corrupt file. I've even tried shutting down completely and waiting a few minutes before turning the computer back on. No change. I Googled the problem and found that some people had had success using "command" under the start menu, typing the command "chkdsk /f" and saying yes and then restarting. It didn't do anything for me when I tried. I know this has come up before, but I'm not a computer genius, so I don't really understand the computereze answers that I find when I Google the problem. I can do some things with a computer, but only with clear instructions and little words, and usually the posts about this issue go way over the top of my head. Can someone here tell me how to fix this so that I can check my hard drive for errors? Thank you!

A:can't run chkdsk

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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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I recently had a hard disk go (WD Green 2TB) after about 3 years of 24/7 use. The disk that failed was used to store music and videos - no apps. There were no symptoms apart from my http software slowing down - which I attributed to network speeds and an ever increasing media library size. Then one day, I noticed that copying a large file to the drive was going very very slowly. The disk was only 60% full so that should not be an issue ... I did a bunch of network trouble shooting... to no avail... Finally I decided to run a chkdsk /r on the disk.

It found lots of bad sectors.... (fortunately everything was backed up) I replaced the disk and everything speeded up dramatically...

My question is... how often should I run chkdsk to discover disks that are failing? Especially considering chkdsk takes a long time to run (8 hrs for a 2 TB disk) and stresses the disk.

A:Chkdsk /r - How often?

Hello mtp,

In my opinion there really isn't a "fixed time" for when to run it. It's just like the SFC /SCANNOW command, or even an anti virus scan - you run it either when you feel the need or when you feel that something is wrong (as in the situation that you described).

I do however recommend running it at least once a month so that you are on the safe side and won't get any surprises.

More info:
How to run Disk Check in Windows 7
How to read Event Viewer Logs for Disk Check
Good luck,

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