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

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

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!

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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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Hi --
I'm a bit vexed, as I do not have a boot disk nor Recovery Console -- this machine shipped with a preload so I do not have MS OS disks. At the moment I do not have a recent backup -- too many moves, backup drives not handy.    XP Pro SP3, drive sounds OK no known mechanical damage
What's wrong:
I have some file system errors after swapping the battery when it was in sleep, not hibernate. I can't run CHKDSK at boot, it self-cancels despite repeated attempts.
What I've tried so for:
Ran CHKDSK within Windows, thus read-only. It found a modest number of errors.
Query with FSUTIL to check if the volume dirty bit is set as intended, yes.
Ran SFC/ scannow once. Don't know where the log is nor if it fixed anything.
Checked the registry BootExecute for the autocheck variable, when not set to scan read autocheck autochk *, if chkdsk was set is shows which drive and switch.
Ran a bad sectors check from within windows, just to "do something".
Ran chksdk /i again, just because. Result:
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Repairing Usn Journal file record segment.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting erro... Read more

A:Chkdsk cancels itself when set to run at boot XP pro SP3

Hello Atanasoff
So far you have not run the Repair (or as you say "Fix version" of a disk check.
The repair version will run 5 stages and take (on average) from 1 to 2 hours.
Copy and Paste the Code below into Run Box.
NOTE - This code is for XP based systems only -
Hit Enter and it will reboot your computer after 30 seconds then run a full 5 stage check on your HDD.

This will in no way hurt anything as I have used this code for many years -
Repeat - NOTE - This code is for XP based systems only -
After the check is completed it will reboot your computer back to Normal Mode.
If this is a laptop make sure it is plugged into a reliable power source.
Never force a Reboot during a check as you can lose data and damage the computer -
Thank You -

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I have a problem,when i restart my pc it cancels disk auto.
i tried running from cmd but it doesnt work.
now it got worser i cannot delete some files and my cmd has been deleted.
any help would be nice

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My laptop has been running extremely slowly lately. It takes longer than usual to load regular programs and any web browser activity takes ages. I have run malware (Malwarebytes) and virus scans (Microsoft Security Essentials) and removed some items. Malwarebytes didn't detect much, but I found a trojan with Security Essentials. However, after removal my problems persist. I have scanned and attempted recovery of bad sectors. Issues were found and fixed, but a disk check was said to be necessary. I tried running chkdsk c: /F, but the disk check cancelled within a fraction of a second on startup.

Any ideas on what I need to do? I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a Lenovo Ideapad Y550.

A:Computer Running Slowly, CHKDSK automatically cancels on startup

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It would appear that this is a known problem after SP1 has been installed and Microsoft have released a Hot Fix to cure the problem.

Microsoft Support

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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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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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I was using Diskeeper to configure my boot time defragment job properties and I checked CHKDSK to run on C: and D: drives. It ran succesfully on D: but C: drive is still flagged as dirty. I tried deleting the registry entries in Session Manager and rebooting, and it was still flagged dirty. I have rebooted 1000 times but chkdsk screen will not even run. I tried doing /p \??\C: as it said it would run an unconditional chkdsk at reboot, but again nothing.

This problem is quite a nuissance because now I can not defragment my C: drive and it has been flagged "dirty" for almost a week. If anyone has any ideas or solutions it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows XP SP2 CHKDSK Will not run

in my computer,go into properties for the drive and run the error check in there

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This is basically the same question I asked several months ago, but with a twist. The last answer I got, which was to use Event Viewer and check the Winlogon entries, worked fine for a pure Windows XP system, but does not work for a Windows XP system which was upgraded up from a Windows 98 system (there seem to be no Winlogon entries at all):

I'm sure someone in this group can answer my question. Being used to using SCANDISK in Windows 98, I'm trying to get used to the CHKDISK in Windows XP. I've gotten to the point where I know how to set it so that CHKDISK runs immediately after I do a restart, taking about an hour for it to complete on my PC. My question is do I physically have to be at my machine when it completes to see the final diagnosis since the results just scroll off the screen?

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i need help you guys.

Please take a look at my attachment, its a screenshot of an error im having. Im only trying to copy my music file to my sd card.

A:please run chkdsk windows 8

You may have better response posting Windows 8 issues on the
Windows 8 Forums.

Windows 8 Forums

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My Windows 7 Home Premium is doing all sorts of weird things lately. First when it tries to install an "update", the computer gets stuck in the "Do Not Turn Off Computer. Installing update 1 of 2.." and when I leave it on to do its thing, it remains like that even after many many hours. Also, when I turn on the computer, sometimes it gets stuck at the "Welcome" screen, other times it gets stuck on the screen with the Windows Logo "starting" screen. Then when I restart it, it tells me that one of my disks needs to be checked for "consistency", which it checks and often times it allows me to log in afterwards, but then Windows 7 gets stuck when I try to run multiple programs, which forces me to do a hard restart (by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off and pressing it again to turn it back on). I've scanned my computer with Symantec Anti-Virus and had about 15 infections, most being trojans, which all were either quarantined or removed. I don't know what to do. It makes doing mundane tasks very difficult and I can't do a clean install until at least after the semester because I don't want to lose all my important documents and notes from the year/semester because finals are coming up in about a week and a half. (I'm a college student)

Thanks in advance for any help provided!

My Laptop:
Dell XPS M1330
Intel Duo Core 2(2.0 GHZ)
Windows 7 Home Premium

A:Windows 7 ChkDsk

I've scanned my computer with Symantec Anti-Virus and had about 15 infections, most being trojansPlease in the Am I infected? What do I do? sub-forum with a description of your problem, the steps taken so far, and a link back to this topic (they will want to know why you suspect malware).Please note: the Malware Response team are always overwhelmed, and it could take a few days to get your first reply. Just be patient and don't "bump" your topic by replying to it, as that will only further delay a response (MRT members are looking for topics with 0 replies...if you reply to your own first, it will appear that you are already receiving help and thus delay receiving actual help).If you still have problems after being declared clean, they'll send you back here.Good luck.

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Hi there,

I have read all over the net a bug with chkdsk on Windows 7 but I have not seen one single solution to the problem.

The fact is that I am having bad sectors in my new dell computer and I do need to fix them (a lot of applications are crashing due to i/o problems, microsoft and non-microsoft applications, like windows backup and skype for example).

To solve the issue I boot on recovery mode, get into command prompt and run chkdsk /f /r but it takes forever, and never finishes, as of now is been running for two days already and almost no advance (it's been at 46% for the past 18 hours). The same thing happens if i schedule chkdsk on the next boot.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?


A:chkdsk bug on windows 7?

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I am using Windows 7 64 bit Home Edition. Is it appropriate to use chkdsk periodically to check the health of my C: & D: file systems?
Can running chkdsk cause any harm to the file system?


A:Run chkdsk periodically on Windows 7?

I run chkdsk /r every few months on all systems and have always done so. No, it can not harm anything, but if you are going to run it you should run it with the recovery switch (/r)To run checkdisk, 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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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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I?ve had my computer for four years and never run chkdsk on the OS (Windows XP). But the computer is getting slow and I figured it would be a good idea. Well, I can?t run it.I right click the C drive to bring up properties, select the option to ?check now? under the tools tab, check the two boxes to ?automatically fix file system errors? and ?scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.? I click start and it gives me the usual message, ?The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed only by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule this disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?? I click Yes, of course.... But chkdsk NEVER runs when I restart the computer. I?ve tried to run it from command prompt (run->cmd) by typing in chkdsk c: /r and command prompt in safe mode and I get the same message about restarting - it NEVER runs when I restart. Never.The only thing I can think of that is different about my computer is the initial boot screen. Several years ago I had a virus in the MBR and whatever forum I went on for help (they fixed it), I ended up doing something (I have no idea what - long time ago) so that now the initial boot screen gives me the option to boot Windows XP Professional OR the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console or if I press f8, I can get all the other boot up options. I don't really think this is part of the problem but I thought... Read more

A:Cannot run chkdsk upon restarting Windows XP

As to why it's not running, I don't know but you can run it by choosing Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. When you get to the prompt, type chkdsk /r.

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I was having problems with some specific folders not opening and them reading as 0 bytes rather than the correct size (upwards of 10 gb). I had another hard drive that i booted off of to run chkdsk /r on my primary drive (because it kept saying that the files were in use). It appeared to fix lots of files (the folders that it fixed had hundreds of files in them). But when I switched the cables again to make my primary hard drive boot, i just get a black screen and my computer will reboot. How can I fix this?

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Last night I was helping a friend replace a fan in his computer, but to get to it we had to remove the hard drive (the drive is encased in a Cooler Master CoolDrive4 fan controller). Luck was not with us however because one of the screws actually broke off and it took a hell of a time getting the drive out. Then, after installing the fan, we ended up having to file down the broken screw (used a fingernail file and fine-grain sandpaper) until it was flush with the drive mount to put the drive back in.

Now when we turn the computer back on, it doesn't recognize the drive and when we tried to run check disk, it said there were unrecoverable errors. Now, I'm fairly sure it was the filing that screwed up the drive (even though I was grounded and did my best to minimize vibrations and keep the filings away from the hard drive itself), BUT he's also had long standing issues with his motherboard (an ASUS A8V Delux) randomly not recognizing his hard drive (though it had always recognized it after a reboot before), so I'm not entirely convinced.

What I'd like to know is (1): Is it more likely I damaged the drive somehow while filing down the broken screw (it was encased in the Cooler Master, remember) or that the mobo is defective and refusing to recognize the drive? (2): If it comes to it (and if it'd even help), is there any way to reinstall windows without formatting the drive? There are a few files on his computer he really needs for school, bu... Read more

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This is kinda puzzling me, I had a warning pop up saying one of my fonts was corrupt. And then it said to run chkdsk to scan for problems. Well I did that and it said it was scheduled to do the scan the next time the pc rebooted. I rebooted, and all it said was "Volume is clean" and it continued on. never even scanned. What is going on? This has never happened before..

A:Windows XP wont run chkdsk


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iwas asked to restart to run chkdsk on vista and it asks to do startup repair but says it can~t fix it says startup repair offline. f8 options don~t work, help please

A:After trying to run chkdsk windows won't start

Whether the fact is that after you reboot the computer, it asked you do startup repair immediately or during the chkdsk process?
In fact, Windows chkdsk may cause damage seriously. I also encountered the similar problem. As Windows cannot boot, you tried repair by the system CD, but cannot do anything. Much more the command line is quite different with XP.
In my opinion, you?d better copy the partition or hard drive sector by sector and try other software to repair or recover data.

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My name is Connor and I am usually fixing and helping other people with their computer problems, but this has really got me.

About 2 weeks ago I was having a problem with my internet connection. So, I restarted my computer. Before it restarted it did an automatic CHKDSK and started back up, and that's when it all started.

It started up fine until after I logged in. It took about 5 minutes until I heard the startup tone. Until then it just showed the blank desktop image. Then, I saw an error message having to do with McAfee saying it had not been able to start. Finally, the desktop images came up. Then an alert came and said no connection found, when there's a perfectly working router in front of me. Then another alert said this "Microsoft .NET Framework" on top. In box it said, "An unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click quit, the application will be shut sown immediately.
The operation completed successfully."

I clicked quit. Then, again the McAfee alert came up saying, "McAfee Network Agent has encountered a problem and needs to close" and again, and again. After the fifth time there were no more. The last alert that came up said on top, "CFSServ" and in box, "Windows Socket Error"

Then, I looked on the taskbar. There was an x on my Config-Free Local Area Connection icon. I then looked at the LAN ... Read more

A:Windows XP CHKDSK Aftermath

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I have used 7 on my computer since it was bought some two years ago. It suffered a fault, which turned out to be the power lead, but on it's return I did some housekeeping to clear out some unwanted files. I then ran chkdsk and upon completion, I received a message saying Windows had been altered and I know have a message on my computer saying Windows is not a genuine version! Any ideas please?

A:chkdsk corrupts Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by terryashton

I have used 7 on my computer since it was bought some two years ago. It suffered a fault, which turned out to be the power lead, but on it's return I did some housekeeping to clear out some unwanted files. I then ran chkdsk and upon completion, I received a message saying Windows had been altered and I know have a message on my computer saying Windows is not a genuine version! Any ideas please?

What files did you clean out? Were any of them system related? "chkdsk" basically checks the entire drive for broken sectors and makes repairs. The message you received would be more likely to come from a system file check with the command "sfc /scannow". Are you sure the message was generated by "chkdsk"?


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My name is Connor and I am usually fixing and helping other people with their computer problems, but this has really got me.

About 2 weeks ago I was having a problem with my internet connection. So, I restarted my computer. Before it restarted it did an automatic CHKDSK and started back up, and that's when it all started.

It started up fine until after I logged in. It took about 5 minutes until I heard the startup tone. Until then it just showed the blank desktop image. Then, I saw an error message having to do with McAfee saying it had not been able to start. Finally, the desktop images came up. Then an alert came and said no connection found, when there's a perfectly working router in front of me. Then another alert said this "Microsoft .NET Framework" on top. In box it said, "An unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click quit, the application will be shut sown immediately.
The operation completed successfully."

I clicked quit. Then, again the McAfee alert came up saying, "McAfee Network Agent has encountered a problem and needs to close" and again, and again. After the fifth time there were no more. The last alert that came up said on top, "CFSServ" and in box, "Windows Socket Error"

Then, I looked on the taskbar. There was an x on my Config-Free Local Area Connection icon. I then looked at the LAN ic... Read more

A:Windows XP CHKDSK Aftermath

Please don't post duplicate threads on the same issue, continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/621339-windows-xp-chkdsk-aftermath.html

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I installed windows 7 on my pc
Having configuration
intel Core 2 Duo

After restarting sevral times it automatically starts disk checking and replacing secure id for files about 140000
And now it is stuck at black screen with cursor not booting

I already Installed windows 7 many times on my pc
My pc is 3 years old . This time My pc was infected with pif malware file infector
So i wanted to reinstall windows 7 .
But this time its stuck at black screen with cursor and not starting

Please Help...
Thanks in advance

A:[Q] Windows Not Booting After chkdsk

Hi adityakamble49,

Welcome to SF.

The information you have given is totally inadequate for any meaningful diagnosis to even think of a solution..

- like whether it is a new computer you are building, whether the HDD is a new one or a used one, whether you are installing Windows 7 for the first time with a legal Windows Media or is it a re or repeat install, if it is a reinstall any problem that forced you to do that etc.,etc.,

Just the configuration and HDD capacity does not lead us anywhere.

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My PC won't boot up... I get a black screen with a pointer after seeing the message "windows is loading files".

If I let it sit long enough, a dialog box appears and says it is "attempting to repair". It runs for around 20 - 30 minutes and then just stops.

Is this some type of scandsk/chkdsk for Windows 7? I want to run chkdsk, but have only done so in the old XP recovery console. Any ideas?

A:What's the best way to run Chkdsk if I can't boot into Windows?

Hi did you try a start up repair from your install or recovery disc or running chkdsk from there
How to Repair NTFS by Chkdsk | eHow.com
Repair Windows 7 Using the Startup Repair Tool

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I think my C: drive has the dirty bit set and I was tyring to find out so when I ran CMD then typed in CHKNTFS /C I got that I must specify a drive-which in this case is C-so what am I doing wrong???thanks

A:running chkdsk in windows 7

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It appears that the CHKDSK wants to run almost every time I reboot my computers with Windows 7. It happens on desktops and laptops as well. Any help?
Udi Burg

A:Windows 7 and chkdsk on boot

This sometimes worked on XP and should also work on Vista or Windows 7. Click on Start then Run , type cmd and press Enter . Next type fsutil dirty query x: where x: is your boot drive. This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty.
Next, type chkntfs /x c: . The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. Now manually reboot your computer, it should not do a chkdsk and should take you directly to normal Windows login.
Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another Command Prompt and enter chkdsk c: /r . Reply Y when asked if you want this to happen on the next boot. This should take you through 5 stages of the chkdsk scan and will unset that dirty bit. This can take an hour or more depending on the size of your hard drive, be patient and let it complete.
Once booted back to Windows, open another Command Prompt and query the dirty bit again by entering fsutil dirty query c: and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive. Above from Experts Exchange

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I've searched the forums and found some people having similar issues to mine but not exactly.

This is a brand new build with a fresh install of windows 7. The boot drive (c is an SSD drive with very few applications installed. I have another drive (i that is a mirrored array (raid 1) of two 1 TB drives. It has a lot of data and other applications installed on it that I don't need to run "fast".

I rebooted the other day and chkdsk came up and said that my i: drive needed to be checked for consistency. I was a little shocked by this, but walked away for an hour or so and came back to the login screen of windows. I logged in and thought nothing more of it. I then tried opening one of my apps that's installed on the i: drive (adobe reader) and it said it couldn't find some files (or something to that effect). I uninstalled it (strange that it could find the files to uninstall...but whatever) reinstalled and everything was good again. I then rebooted later that day and chkdsk came up again on the drive. Rather than waiting this time, I just pressed a key to skip chkdsk. When windows loaded, I tried opening some apps that are installed on the i: drive and they wouldn't open...same problem as with adobe. I tried browsing some files on the i: drive and didn't see any problems at all. I opened a few pics and mp3s...all good. I rebooted again and of course chkdsk came on and went to 58560 of 252672 files (2%) almost instantly and now it's just hanging going thr... Read more

A:chkdsk on reboot (windows 7)

just an update: it was chugging through one file at a time, and now it's blasting through each file saying "File record segment 67xxx is unreadable"

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I'm sick of chkdsk running at start up!!!!
How do i remove this sh*t from my computer!?!?

A:How the do i remove chkdsk from windows 7?

That is a sign of a bad hard drive. Take a real hard drive test after you back up your stuff.
Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I recently ran chkdsk c: /x from the command prompt on Win XP Pro system (NTFS format) without a problem. Later I had occasion to run it again and decided to see if chkdsk c: /f would work just as well. Both resulted in a reboot and seemed to go thru the chkdsk process quickly (I was surprised that it took maybe less than five minutes on my 60 gb drive that's about 3/4 empty).

However, on the reboot following the chkdsk c: /f run, when it came to the user logon splash screen and I clicked my name, it requested a password, which I have never used on my home computer. When I opted to just press enter (hoping to bypass the password box), the system locked up so tight, I had to do a cold reboot.

The cold reboot resulted in another running of chkdsk (not my choice) and then a black screen with only a cursor arrow. I could move the arrow but could do nothing else with the screen. A subsequent reboot had the same result.

I attempted a Windows XP repair using the XP install disk and after all the preliminary drivers were installed (but the repair was not done), the system rebooted. If I chose the "reboot from CD" option, the Windows XP install started over again (informing me that it had already failed once) and ran to the point of the reboot. If I let the system boot up normally, I went right back to running chkdsk again. Either way I was caught in a continuous loop.

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A:Chkdsk /f crashed Windows XP

Below is a list of the options. /X is only a check. /F fixes lost clusters and if critical system files exist within the cluster clean up your Windows is toast, gone. So it was a good thing you had a backup image of it. It is much safer to use Error-checking from the Tool menu of the drive's properties.

CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]]
volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
mount point, or volume name.
filename FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentati
/F Fixes errors on the disk.
/V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file
on the disk.
On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
(implies /F).
/L:size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified numbe
of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current
/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.
All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid
(implies /F).
/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder

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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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Periodically I run chkdsk on Windows 7 even if I haven't had any crashes just to make sure nothing is corrupting my file system. Well, I got some sort of fixup this time. How can I figure out what might have created this error that Chkdsk fixed? Just to see if I can prevent it happening anymore. Or is it not possible to trace which file this was?
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  137216 file records processed.                                         
File verification completed.
  417 large file records processed.                                   
  0 bad file records processed.                                     
  0 EA records processed.                                           
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A:Ran Chkdsk on Windows 7, what do the results mean?

I will be very interested to see what the pros respond with.  I do work on my own and friends' computers and those chkdsk results are not at all unusual in my experience.  I am not knowledgeable enough to know how unused index entries get created, or orphaned, nor do I know the reason why the bitmap gets messed up from time to time.  I have seldom, in my limited experience, seen a completely clean chkdsk report, unless one was run within days of a previous chkdsk run.
Don't know if this is of any help.  Personally, I don't lose any sleep as long as chkdsk repaired any issues that it found.  Have a great day.

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After I get to the event viewer, where do I go from there? Thanks

A:Where is the CHKDSK log located in Windows 8?

Here you go mate, a complete tutorial: CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8

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I'm running a 3yo HP Compaq Presario F500. Over the past month, I've noticed that, when it boots up, CHKDSK can't access drive C and also defragger fails . I run RegCure every couple of weeks, but it desperately needs a defrag. Any ideas, guys?


A:Windows Vista - can't run CHKDSK/defrag

Hi and welcome to TSF try running chdsk from the install or recovery disc info here also possible fix for chkdsk http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...sk-chkdsk.html

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I was wondering if anyone else has noticed extremely high RAM usage when using windows 7's chkdsk.  I've used chkdsk on the same USB flash drive on my XP, vista, and 7 machines, and the memory usage is as follows:xp : 20 - 30 MB (Depending on stage)vista : 2.5MB7 : about 25MB per second running (e.g. after chkdsk has been running for 10 seconds it will be using 250MB, after 2 minutes it will be using 3.0GB)I am monitoring memory usage using task manager.  I actually have two machines running windows 7 7100 release candidate (x64) and the I noticed the problem on both.The problem is easiest to duplicate if you run chkdsk on a drive other than your OS drive (so you can actually have task manager open while it runs as opposed to running after a reboot), and if you run a check that will take a long time.  chkdsk /f on a large hard drive works fine, or chkdsk /r on a smaller hard drive will work as well.  It doesn't seem to depend on which stage it is in - the memory usage balloons during stage 2 of a chkdsk /f on a (full) 1TB hard drive I have, and it happens during stage 4 of chkdsk /r on a half-full 32GB USB flash drive as well.I would be interested to see if anyone else can duplicate this.

A:Windows 7 chkdsk memory leak?

Maybe it's not faster but somehow more accurate or more likely to correct problems successfully?  Without looking into the implementation, it's impossible to know what's better, or really even
if anything's better, but it's been stated it's allocating this memory by design.  We have no choice but to live with it.  There are a LOT more important glaring problems in Windows 7.

When you say "it's been stated it's allocating this memory by design" are you referring to the following quote from

"from their perspective the memory usage was by design and was a specific Windows 7 change for this scenario (the /r flag grabs an exclusive lock and repairs a disk and so our assumption is
you’d really like the disk to be fixed before you do more stuff on the machine, an assumption validated by several subsequent third party blog posts on this topic)."
He states that the behavior is limited to the /r switch but I've seen it with the /f switch - the memory usage increases just as quickly, the only reason it doesn't get as high is because chkdsk /f doesn't take as long.
It might be nice to get a little more information from someone on the "file system team", but if they truly have looked at the issue as he stated in the blog, then it either isn't a bug or it is but it would be too much work to fix when weighed against the
small numbe... Read more

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hi there!

any one know how to disable the chkdsk or autochk when the computer boots?

it is windows 2000

it runs everytime i start the computer, but it never finsih the check it keeps on going and going in a looop.

please someone tell me how to disable the chkdsk. if i stop chkdsk then i can get in windows, but when sometimes i am using the computer from work and i have to reboot it keeps on looping the chkdsk unless someone is there physically to stop the computer from running chkdsk.

Thanks any help would be appreciated.

A:How to DISABLE CHKDSK in windows 2000?

cant you just go into the schedualed tasks area and disable it from there?

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I bought a reconditioned PC a couple of months ago, but it's giving me a lot of hassle! Each time I start up, it would automatically restart, then go into chkdsk, then usually delete a few files and recover them, then it would log in to windows fine.

It has since deteriorated, I have tried reformatting the hard drive many times, but now if I try to switch it on, it'll go into chkdsk, then delete some files, then I get an error message saying something about the file 'winmm.dll' being missing, but I could still use most programs in windows, its just that this error message was always there, even after clicking the 'ok' button. It got to the point where I was having to reboot the computer using the CD, every time I wished to switch my PC on, then I'd have to reinstall all my applications and files (the system recovery option didn't work very well). I now leave it on hibernate, but even now, when I switch it on, it'll restart itself, however I can still get into the settings saved when it hibernated (so I can use my computer fine). I have emailed the company I bought it from, but was wondering if there was anything I could try in the mean time. I didn't think it was a hardware problem, but I've only installed basic software, and I can't think what might be causing the problem. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

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I was just using my computer earlier and all of a sudden I get an error saying "AMD Display driver has stopped working and has been recovered", I kept intermittendly getting this same error until all of a sudden my entire PC froze. I then had no choice but to manually turn it off, and on with the power switch. Once I turned it on, I was immediately directed into a "chkdsk" scan where it scanned all of my drives for errors, and suddenly I am booted back up again with my old WINDOWS 7 and all of my programs and files are missing!?!Is there any way that I can recover my old Windows 10 configuration?I notice that there is also another partition called System Reserved (D:) and a file called bootsqm.dat from August 3rd, 2016 (today's date), all other files in C: drive are from 2014 and 2015 (which is when I had windows 7, but decided to upgrade to windows 10)I have really important personal files on my windows 10, and I am wondering if anyone can please assist me in getting these recovered. I would be forever grateful.
big edit guys: It looks like I still have an E: disk drive with 930 gb so could this be my Windows 10 files? If so how would I go about the restore to get back to windows 10?

A:Chkdsk Scan Removed Windows 10?

In general, your user files are kept in the Users folder on the C: drive.
Some will be under your user name, while others may be in the Public folder
Some email clients (such as Outlook Express/Windows Mail/Thunderbird) and favorites for other browsers (Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Opera/etc) will be in the hidden AppData folder.
Look for the Users folder on ALL of the drives - just in case Windows lost track of them.
Also, when looking around the file system - look for Windows.old folders - sometimes they'll have Users folders in their that have older versions of your files (from when you did that update/upgrade).

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My HP Pavilion a1740n with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit started failing almost 2 weeks ago. I have 2MB RAM and a 320 GB HD. I cannot logon. Selecting any account either does nothing or all I get is a rotating green and white horizontal bar at the bottom of my screen which never goes away. I have tried Startup Repair and have selected several different restore points so far. None have worked. I have started in Safe mode and was able to logon to my admin account. I have attempted to run chkdsk but it is not completing. It gets to about 18% and goes no further. I have been running as follows: chkdsk /f /r c:. As far as I can tell all personal data files seem to be intact (I have 4 user accounts). I have had best success running Startup Repair and and opening the CMD prompt window. I have Advanced System Care (ACS) installed to check my registry settings and I have had great success with ACS for about 18 months. After reading some bad reviews about Avast Free Antivirus I have uninstalled Avast from my system. I am uncertain what to try at this point. Do I just assume the HD is going bad and wait until I an afford to replace it? I have an old laptop that is adequate for the time being. My other problem is my system from HP did not come with the software disks for Vista. I attempted to create a restore disk several years ago, but I don't have much faith they will work even if I can find them after moving six times since it was created. I am tempted to use it as a boat anchor i... Read more

A:Windows Vista 32 bit chkdsk errors

Not good, sounds like the hard drive is ready to fail.
Right now, if you can, make an image of your hard drive with Macrium Reflect. If you need a new drive you can reinstall with the image.
Back up all your stuff for sure.
Dont worry, worse comes to worse, we can get you an ISO to burn and install disc. You do need at product key number.

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hi everyone,
one of your members has helped me thru fixing an msn photo virus and i got the all clear.
However he then told me to do a chkdsk and it won't do it either from start run chkdsk /f or from reboot , it just hangs there for hours with a blank screen.
I havent got an xp disk as the pc came with it already on , and the tech guy on here has suggested i now try this forum.
please can anyone help?!!
thank you i await eagerly replies

A:windows xp- chkdsk hanging for nine hours!

bitofanovice! said:

hi everyone,
one of your members has helped me thru fixing an msn photo virus and i got the all clear.
However he then told me to do a chkdsk and it won't do it either from start run chkdsk /f or from reboot , it just hangs there for hours with a blank screen.
I havent got an xp disk as the pc came with it already on , and the tech guy on here has suggested i now try this forum.
please can anyone help?!!
thank you i await eagerly replies
debbieClick to expand...

no replies yet- still getting chkdsk errors, can anyone help?

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I have searched the internet for solutions and I already tried chkdsk. It finished but after the process I checked and windows tells me that there are still errors. Just want to know if there is any solution to this kind of problem.

A:Done chkdsk, still windows show that there is a problem.

Welcome to Windows EightForums, Magnets.

Please post the CBS file.

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For some reason when I tried to Defrag my (D drive it tells me that,

"DIsk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume: (D Please run Chkdsk /f."

I do this, it tells me I have to restart my computer and I do this. For some reason when it scanes, it goes up to 17% at stage 2 of Chkdsk and it freezes. How can I fix Chkdsk from freezing?
Thank you

A:Windows XP chkdsk/Defrag problem

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I got of hold a computer from a friend and when attempting to start it up a blue screen appears and states that windows was stopped to protect my computer asking to run a virus check and/or disk check. Ok it wouldn't let me really do either. I attempted to start up in safe mode and same blue screen popped up. So I removed the hard drive changed the jumpers to slave and put it in my computer as a secondary drive. I was able to go in all folder except system folders. I then ran a virus check (norton) and removed all spyware using adaware and spybot. ran them twice seems clean now. I tried setting it back up to to Master and start it up on my comp and the blue screen once again reamerged. So I returned it to Slave and ran a disk check which in turn began to say it is Fixing a problem with the Hard drive bitmap. This has been running for like 2-3 hours same line over and over. My questions are is this normal should i just let it go? Is the hard drive not good anymore? If it is good what do you guys recommend I do to fix this hard drive.

Thanks any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:windows xp boot CHKDSK question

Download the manufacturers diagnostic utilities to check to see if the hard drive is bad.

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I was told to chkdsk for an error (from a program I have since deleted - Mozilla Firefox). I actually responded to the question "y" but it doesnt seem to get me anywhere.
The error apparently is in Documents and settings\Judy\Application Data\Mozilla\firefox\profiles\gkentyre.default
The error msg reads
The type of the file system is FAT32
Volume Serial Number is xxxxxx
Windows is verifying files and folders...
Windows found errors on the disk, but will not fix them
because disk checking was run without the /F (fix) parameter.
Unrecoverable error in folder \FTW\XXXX.TEMP.
Convert folder to file (y/n)?

Any suggestions please? (dont get too technical tho !)

A:windows\system32\chkdsk error msg

Further to my first message, this is a copy of the original message.

Drive Cleanup Wizard DClean.exe corrupt file

The file or directory Documents and settings\Judy\Application Data\Mozilla\firefox\profiles\gkentyre.default\bookmarks.bak is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility

What I cant understand is if I have deleted Mozilla - why this message keeps coming up - can I just delete this file, or is it more complicated?


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Two days ago, when I came home from work, my computer, which had been left on all day, had a black screen which stated (from my memory, didn't write it down): Sorry for the inconvenience, there has been a change which prevents windows from starting. This was followed by several options to boot Windows. I tried every option: Boot normally, Boot Safe Mode, Last Known good. None of these options worked, so I tried to boot up from the Window XP CD which also didn't work. Then I tried using the recovery console to repair but found that chkdsk /r would start checking the drive but would hang up at 14% complete, which I let run for a couple hours but which appeared frozen at 14% complete. Next, I tried to perform an in place upgrade from the Windows XP CD. Before it upgrades it does a chkdsk which again hung up at 14% complete. I let this run about 8 hours but found it was frozen at 14% complete. I don't have a recent backup - my bad.

Back ground: the day before the XP boot up problem, I had used CCleaner to do a registry scan and clean. Could this have caused the problem?

Any ideas on what else I might try?

A:Windows XP can't boot up; CHKDSK freezes

IMO, sounds like you have either an NTFS file system or a hard drive problem.Either will stop chkdsk /r from completion.I would try the respective manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic, Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ I would remove my data files deemed valuable...from that system first.Data files may still be accessible...by slaving your hard drive to another system (temporarily). Moving data files from partition to another is routine.Louis

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