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

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

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.

Preferred Solution: chkdsk /f > C:\chkdsk.txt not working

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

Chkdsk puts its log in Event Viewer under Application.

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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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Hello everyone!  I've recently run into some disk errors and have been attempting to run the chkdsk utility with no success.  Windows only allows me to run chkdsk in "read-only" mode.  I opened the command prompt and typed in 'chkdsk /f' in order to have chkdsk run on my next system start-up.  However, when I restart my computer it will not run.  It looks as though something tries to start up, but it almost simultaneously disappears.  Does anybody have any possible solutions?  My next course of action after this is to restore my computer and that's something I really do not want to do.

A:chkdsk not working

Are you running it as the administrator?
Go to All Programs> Accessories> right click on Command Prompt> click on Run as administrator.

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Hello, Bleeping Computer. I have the same problem as DCguy, the chkdsk utility will not work in my Windows 7 operating system. I have tried all of the fixes suggested, to no avail. Restore points are no good due to corruption.
I tried to edit the registry, following dc3's instructions. The value was not correct, but I found 3 lines of text to modify under BootExecute. I made varous edits, and the data value changed to autocheck autochk *  Isdelete, which I now see is wrong- I used a capital "eye" after the asterisk instead of lower case "el". So the data value didn't actually change, but when I ran chkdsk after the edits, I got an error message  for the first time, saying autocheck could not be found, and is cancelled. Does anyone have more detailed information on the exact registry editing?
Just for fun, I ran chkdsk again just now, and noticed a text message on my desktop:
WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
There followed incomplete results. Can anyone help me with this problem? Thank you.

A:chkdsk not working for me

That error message is routine...it just tells you that you didn't ask chkdsk to correct anything, so it will just run in read-mode and not attempt to rectify anything.
The command to use:  chkdsk /r , not just chkdsk.
Chkdsk /f is included within the chkdsk /r command.
Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.  Type Y in new screen, hit Enter.  Reboot the system, the command will execute before booting into Windows.

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The following expression executed from START > RUN... does not work on reboot...
chkdsk c: e: f: g: h: i: j: k: /f

CHKDSK does function from MY COMPUTER > right click > OPEN > right click any drive > PROPERTIES > TOOLS tab > click on ERROR CHECKING - CHECK NOT button > insert check AUTOMATICALLY FIX FILE SYSTEM ERRORS.

Is the above expression incorrect, or is the problem something else?

Thank you in advance for the winning answer!


A:CHKDSK from DOS not working

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hi i have au update on my desktop. i know it has some problems, but it works. i decided to run chkdsk c: /r. it only gets up to 10%, then it just sits there. i have run this before with the same problem. i have to shut down manually. is there a fix for this? thank you pothound

A:chkdsk c: /r not working

It is working, you just have to be patient. Sometimes chkdsk seems to stall and hang at one spot for hours.

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I used this: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html after reading a suggestion on another thread about freezing. I tried the first option, and when the computer booted up it showed a check disk screen, but then went black and booted up like normal. The website said it should take around 20 minutes, so I have a feeling it didn't work. So I tried option 4 because that seemed easiest, and I downloaded, hit Merge, yes, okay, etc. and it didn't really do anything at all. Just closed out.

A:Is this chkdsk working or not?

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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So I noticed my storage drive receiving errors when torrenting (failure to write to disk) and lately I've been watching videos from the drive and they would freeze for seconds at a time. I ran chkdsk, it asked to unmount my drive, which I did, and now it won't recognize any data on it. It says it's got 1800GB capacity with 1800GB free, there should be at least 500GB worth of data used up. Here's a log of the chkdsk. in My Computer, the drive shows a blank where it usually shows the capacity and free space, and in disk partition it shows 100% free space. When I try to explore the drive it says I need to format the drive.

Chkdsk was executed in read/write mode.

Checking file system on D:
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume label is Storage.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
17920 file records processed. File verification completed.
2 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 0 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
21184 index entries processed. Index verification completed.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
17920 file SDs/SIDs proce... Read more

A:Drive not working after chkdsk

Have you tried restarting your computer yet? It should remount the drive and it should work again.

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I've encountered a handful of occurrences in which W8 shows no problem with a drive, yet, there is indeed problems with the drive.

The following is a typical example of what I've been experiencing:
An HP XP system with a suspected failing hard drive. I immediately cloned it, ran a W8 chkdsk on the new drive (to correct any file system errors), installed it, and XP ran without issue.

I then fired up the old drive on my W8 system. W8 claimed no issue with the drive, and forcing the chkdsk, W8 again reported no problems found on the drive.

I then installed the drive on the XP system and went into the Recovery Console. A chkdsk, (regardless of the switch), would not run. All I got was the dreaded, "The volume has one or more unrecoverable options".

Yet another issue is occasionally W8 will claim no problem on the drive, but following the forced chkdsk, W8 claims problems on the drive and suggests a re-scan.

One last thing. In previous versions of chkdsk, we had the option to do a file system scan and/or a full surface scan. The W8 chkdsk, has no such option, but for a lack of a better term, seems to do something "in-between". Can someone please explain what exactly the W8 chkdsk is doing?

EDIT: Instead of saying, "I've encountered a handful of occurrences in which Windows 8 shows no problem with a drive, yet, there is indeed problems with the drive", I should have said, "I've encountered a handful of drives in which Windows 8 sho... Read more

A:Chkdsk not working correctly?

Hello Seth, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What brand is the hard drive?

I would recommend to go to the drive's manufacturer's support webpage, and download their hard drive test software (ex: Seagate SeaTools) to see if it passes or fails. If it fails, then the drive is indeed failing and needs to be replaced very soon.

I hope it passes.

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Hi all,
am having a slight problem with my windows xp's chkdsk feature. problem is that whenever theres a faulty shutdown..like i press restart when it hangs or whatever then on next bootup it doesn't run automatically Chkdsk utility to check the integrity of windows. previously on every faulty shutdown windows automatically used to run the chkdsk utility..
can somone pls help me cure this issue?
btw i have zonealarm and norton systemworks 2005 installed and am on NTFS.


A:Windows XP chkdsk not working!

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So I think my external just failed me today and I was wondering if anyone could help me maybe, here is what happened.

Today I was at work play WoW (yes I play it at work I'm only a college student and sit in a computer lab for 8 hrs might as well have fun), so anyway I was playing WoW like I normally do and ported myself to a city. Here is when things went wrong...All the sudden the game froze and so did my desktop, I was thinking crap. So after about 5 mins of it staying frozen I shut down WoW and the computer rebooted. I then logged back into the machine and proceed to try and play WoW again, this time though I opened My Computer adn when I clicked on my external hard drive [E:] My Computer just froze and would not allow me to do anything. I checked to see if my external was being registered and was able to successfully remove it from the computer and plug it back in with it being seen. But I'm not able to access my external at all any of its folders.

So after I bit I was trying to use chkdsk on it and all chkdsk does is this:

C:\ chkdsk E: /f
It a FAT32 file system
Cannot read boot sector

So chkdsk does nothing to help the situation and when I click on it in My Computer off a laptop it wants to format it and I don't really want to format it because it has movies and WoW which entertain me while I work. Now I know formatting it won't be bad because I could just reinstall it all but it takes alot of work to get WoW installed and I really don'... Read more

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HP Pavillion Running Vista 64

I used chkdsk yesterday and once finished and the computer rebooted I noticed some problems.
First the volume, network, and power icons are gone from the taskbar and when I right click properties they are greyed out and cannot be checked.
Avast failed to load because a file is missing.
Internet Explorer will not load, (nothing happens, under processes it pops up then goes away real quick)
Control Panel does not work... It opens and shows all the options but when I click to open anything within control panel i get a white screen that says "the page failed to load. This also happens in safe mode.
Games and other programs seem to work so I think maybe chkdsk deleted some files from within the windows folder? and I dont have the install cd to repair. I ran sfc /startnow and it found corrupted files but could not fix them.
I read about someone having a similar problem and what happened was chkdsk had deleted some dll files and once they were replaced the pc worked again... I dont know how to tell whats missing or how to reinstall it.
Someone help please!!!

A:Windows not working after using chkdsk...

The first thing I would do is backup any data I cherished on that drive . . it may be failing.

Once the data is backed up, then you can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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After running chkdsk from the cmd I cannot access my partitioned HDD. Its like a partitioned drive that has not been formatted yet. I have alot of important stuff on there. Is there anything I can do? It just asks me if I want to format it now yes or no.

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I am tryingto run te above on this packard bell laptop and I am getting the following message 'chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process would I like this this volume to be checked the next time I restart.' I click yes but when I restart it does not check. I have been doing this from the command prompt. But I have tried from computer right click drive click properties tools. Same thing happens, I can do a chk dsk using just chkdsk c: which tells me that something needs fixing.

A:vista CHKDSK c:/f not working

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Hi guys back again.
After 3 days of trying still cannot get chkdsk to run on reboot on my laptop.Have restored system back to factory settings and it still wont run.There is only one drive split into 4 partitions the first 3 been the restore pq and reserved and the other the main c: partition.The disk is clean have run fsutil dirty query and sfc/scannow both report that the disk is ok but its so frustrating i cannot run a proper disk check whenever i like.Have tried all the parameters i can find, but on reboot just get countdown screen which goes down to 1 then either stalls and i have to hard reboot or it just logs onto windows as normal.I have tried to run from restore functions but im not sure if its running correctly as it takes around 2 secs to complete the 3 stages where on reboot it should take muck longer(if i remember right)
any help would be fantastic thankyou

A:chkdsk still not working on reboot

Welcome to the Forum

Most likely cause, first..
ChkDsk will not run at startup in Windows 7 or Vista

BUt back up your registry and make a system restore point, first. Do not want a little problem to escalate into a big one.

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This is freaking me out.

CHKDSK has worked for me before. Now when I go to run --> chkdsk the DOS box comes up briefly and then disappears, just like when it would actually work. But then when I reboot, no chkdsk :( it boots up the same as ever as though I didn't even try to run chkdsk.

The worst part is that I know there are errors on my hard drive and they freaking need to be fixed

A:Uhhm CHKDSK isn't working...

paste this into the run box

chkdsk /f

press enter and reboot the computer

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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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My webware anti virus software file on my ASUS U43F with Windows 7 recently became corrupted. Since I was informed the file is corrupt, I haven't been able to use my computer not in safe mode for more than a few moments without it hanging of freezing. My computer has told me to use chkdsk to find/fix the corrupted file, but when I try to run chkdsk in safe mode, it says I cannot run it in safe mode and that I can schedule chkdsk to run the next time I start my computer; however, when I restart my computer chkdsk does not run.

I have also more recently received a message when I am running the computer in safe mode that says, "The file or directory C:\Users\Hunter\AppData\Local\Google
Chrome\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsOld" is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility." However, I still cannot use the chkdsk utility.

When I run AVG anti-virus and when I ran webroot prior to it becoming corrupted neither detect/detected anything on my computer.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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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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running chkdsk /r for the 3rd time now. first 2 times computer overheated during the process and shut off on me. very strange as its sitting on a hard surface w/ fan running...

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I'm using windows vista

My explorer stop working last night so I restarted my laptop. Now it always goes into disk check.

black screen with text etc.

I abort and when my laptop logs in I have to manually run explorer to get my icons task bar etc

is there a way to cure this?

A:explorer stop working and chkdsk always starts

I recommend running a system files check. Open an elevated command prompt and enter sfc /scannow.

If that doesn't work, you may need to try a System Restore or a Repair Install.

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it reads: the file or directory C: is corrupt and unreadable. please run chkdsk: I've ran Chkdsk on C: and /F and C:/r none has fixed the problem and allowed me to go back online I've tried pulling up Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox none is working I am using my other computer so the internet is fine

please help and thank you,

A:Computer error with Chkdsk, internet not working

Welcome to the forums. FYI this is the Introduction Forum. What you are looking for is the General Hardware form.

That being said find the manufacturer of your harddrive, access their website and find their free harddrive diagnostic utility. Run all the tests.

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Maybe this should be under hard drive support, but there doesn't seem to be a problem with the hardware, so here goes.

My wife's computer runs XP SP3. It boots fine, runs fine, but there is a file that the host program reports as "corrupted" and it cannot be deleted because the file is "corrupted or unreadable". So after seeking information on the website of said program, and setting ChkDsk to run on boot as advised, I'm informed by the utility that "The type of file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives". Now, I know a bit about computers, and this is obviously a false reading, seeing as it's formatted as NTFS, and I can boot Windows from the hard drive without flaw (slightly a dead giveaway). However, it does seem to point to a corrupted file system, but... If that were the case, would I be able to boot at all?

At any rate, I want to be able to fix it. I posted on Microsoft forums, and haven't had luck there (or a response at all, in any case). So if anyone can offer something that helps, I'd be most grateful.

A:ChkDsk failing to recognize working NTFS drive?

Can you boot off a CD like UBCD and run chkdsk on your disk off the CD? Perhaps the subtle corruption affecting your hard drive is affecting chkdsk itself, making it useless for correcting whatever the problem is.

And you might get more responses at the MS forums if you titled your post "How to run Windows off a RAW-formatted Drive" or something like that!

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1. Got a fixed file from stage 4 of chkdsk like this. this is happened in drive #1.

Stage 4: Looking for bad clusters in user file data ... Windows replaced bad clusters in file 250 of name \temp\~1.mkv

2. Now ~1.mkv file is moved to another drive, drive #2.

3. If run chkdsk /b on drive #2, does chkdsk /b re-evaluate ~1.mkv file again and re-mark as fixed file because of bad cluster, and leaving messages about this on prompt? or just pass as normal file with no any messages?

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Okay, I'm running on a Dell XP and recently I've been getting a lot of 'Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working.' And let me tell you, it's very annoying. Especially because it happens often and WE usually doesn't reboot, meaning I have to manually shut down the computer. I ran a CHKDSK and got this:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Shelby>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting index entry fla4D.tmp in index $I30 of file 73352.
Deleting index entry SH8DC5~1.TXT in index $I30 of file 73374.
Deleting index entry SHD637~1.TXT in index $I30 of file 73374.
Deleting index entry [email protected][1].txt in index $I30 of file 73374.
Deleting index entry [email protected][2].txt in index $I3
0 of file 73374.
Deleting index entry 01[1].htm in index $I30 of file 101835.
Deleting index entry 01_1_~1.HTM in index $I30 of file 101835.
Deleting index entry ADSAdClient31[1].htm in index $I30 of file 101835.
Deleting index entry ADSADC~1.HTM in index $I30 of file 101835.
Deleting index entry view[1].htm in index $I30 of file 101835.
Deleting index entry VIEW_1~1.HTM in index $I30 of file 101835.
Index verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mod... Read more

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Hi, I am running a laptop on xp home sp2. I recently wanted to merge the C: and D: together using partition magic v8. When i went to do this it came up with errors, which on Symantecs site said would be fixed by chkdsk /f and or chkdsk /r. I ran these both on C: and d: which after a few times ran with no errors. I then ran the merging again which said it had worked, but when i went into "my computer" it was still as 2 drives even after restart. The computer now also doesnt start half the programs it should on startup (ie avast, msn messenger etc), doesnt recognise my LAN and when i double click on IE it flashes up then goes again. System restore tells me to restart and try again which doesnt work. I cant even copy all my important files to a removable drive as the copy function doesnt work.


I dont have any xp discs and as you may have guessed am not super good with investigation into faults

Any suggestions would be great cheers

A:Windows programs not working post chkdsk - Partition magic

i have been onto the system configuration page and most of the programs say "stopped". I am guessing that this is due the merging process that hasnt quite completed. When merging at the very end i get "error 4 while executing batch, Error 4 bad arguement / parameter". How can i "start" the "stopped" programs???

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I recently tried to back-up my files onto an external hard drive after having a few problems/errors with certain applications with the intention of re-formatting my PC, however i've come across numerous other problems in the process!

I've noticed numerous files would not transfer to the external hard-drive due to the files being corrupted. I tried to run a chkdsk to see if it would mend the corrupted files but the chkdsk would not run due to an error which was supposedly caused by recently installed software and it recommended doing a system restore.

I attempted to do a system restore, however for some bizarre reason it was turned off resulting in having no system restore points!

I'm currently in the process of backing up whatever is salvageable until i can try and fix this issue. I came across a folder which once was full of PSD (photoshop) files but an error pops up saying that the file or directory is corrupt and unreadable. It says the folder is empty with 0 bytes.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Thank You,

A:Solved: Corrupted files, chkdsk not working, no system restore points!

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Q: chkdsk

My friend just ran a chkdsk. He recently got the message HD failure is imminent on a HPCQ2009f. That was a week ago and
the computer is still ok. Here is the results of the disk check. Does anyone see anything there that would cause that message to show? He has backed up the entire HD.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is COMPAQ.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 1119 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1119 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1119 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
146014753 KB total disk space.
22950228 KB in 66092 files.
21656 KB in 6611 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
145277 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
122897592 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
36503688 total allocation units on disk.
30724398 allocation units available on disk.
Internal Info:
c0 1d 01 00 0a 1c 01 00 4c 7d 01 00 00 00 00 00 ........L}......
c7 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 ce 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
fe a9 9d 05 00 00 00 00 d0 d1 42 20 00 00 00... Read more


The first thing to do is back up any data he cherishes . . then run diagnostics on the hard drive


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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?

The chkdsk runs fine now and the details are below. It said 'some errors found'. Are there clues to what happened in the de... Read more

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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Q: Chkdsk

I have been getting this error lately
something like.... the file or directory -- --
is corrupt and unreadable please run the chkdsk utlity

I am running CleanCachev3.5
is this progam unusable? I got it off that evergreen geek program



I am not sure about CleanCachev3.5 but it will not fix the problem.


For more details about it see: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/chkdsk.mspx?mfr=true

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how do i chcdsk on hp pavilion notebook

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Am running chkdsk /r on the desktop at the moment for no particular reason than I felt like it, LOL. It is taking forever on a 320GB disk and I was wondering exactly what it was doing. Is it a viable alternative to SFC /SCANNOW, or do you still need this to repair System Files?

Thanks for any input.


A:Chkdsk /r


CHKDSK finds errors on your disk, such as those that may be caused by a power outage or an improper shutdown. It does not affect files.

SFC is the System File Checker. It uh... checks your system files. If any of them are missing or have been altered, like some malware do, they will be replaced with a frech copy. It checks them against your Windows disk unless you have copied the files somewhere and told it to use those instead.

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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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I did a chkdsk on startup last night, and am wondering if windows keeps a record of what it found during the process, as I would like to analyse it



A:Where is the Chkdsk Log ?

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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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Q: chkdsk

I keep getting and error message Windows - Corrupt File - The file or directory C:|$MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility. I have run the utility many times and get nothing but verification of files. I can't turn on either /f or /r. which would hopefully correct the problem. Please help. I am using Windows XP Home.

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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Hi, all. I am using Windows XP SP 3 and went to my externally-connected internal HDD via a USB dock. For some reason it said one folder, "Logs", was
corrupt and unreadable, so I did CHKDSK /F and here are the results:

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Inserting an index entry into index $O of file 25.
Deleting index entry Logs in index $I30 of file 5.
Deleting index entry MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase in index $I30 of file
Deleting index entry MOUNTP~1 in index $I30 of file 27.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Recovering orphaned file SYSTEM~1 (27) into directory file 5.
Recovering orphaned file System Volume Information (27) into directory file
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
536869884 KB total disk space.
14573740 KB in 8 files.
20 KB in 16 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
82376 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
522213748 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
134217471 total allocation units on disk.
130553437 allocation units available on disk.

Gladly it found files in the "Logs" folder and placed them in a folder inside \found.000\ This is a brand new HDD that I ha... Read more


Maybe I'm missing something, but did you scan your XP drive or the external drive?

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i am getting a corrupt file error messege and would like to run chkdsk,
i go to command prompt and type chkdsk c: /f /r after that i get.....
file system type is NTFS
can not lock current drive
chkdsk can not run because the drive is in use by another process
then something like, would you like to schedule chkdsk to run at the next startup, i type Y
it comes back and says chkdsk will run at the next startup,
i reboot the computer and chkdsk does not run,
i have tried many times and same result

A:Can not run chkdsk

At a command prompt type the following, What was the output?

fsutil dirty query C:

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Q: ChkDsk

How do I perform a chkdsk...?



any of these methods

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Should you ever run chkdsk on a SSD?

A:Run chkdsk on SSD?

There is no need. You can run one but it won't do much.

SSDs have leveling technology meaning they fix themselves as they see an issue.

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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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When i put chkdsk into run, the cmd will open up, then quickly close back down, im not sure whats causing it, but i need to do a chkdsk check

I have vista home premium
4GB of RAM
My computer is 2 months old.


It looks like you're not running the CMD as the Administrator. The easier method would be to go under computer, find the drive, and run check disk from the graphical interface.This guide explains both methods:http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/h...-windows-vista/

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