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

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

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,

Donna

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

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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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AHCI disk.

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

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

Auslogics Defrag also says there are errors.

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

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

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

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

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

Hi, this is a known bug.
Please request the following hotfix:
KB975778 - The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975778/en-us

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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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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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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Help please. I have tried Start ,Run, typed in chkdsk /f . I got small black box saying it can't be run and wants to know if I want it to run at next start. It has [Y/N]_ and the little line flashes. Well I have tried to click on the Y, I tried to type in the y I even tried to move the line under the Y. How do you get it to work? Thank you.
 

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I have a 5 year old HP Pavillion Laptop that I'm about to replace. I recently began receiving the following message when I turn on the computer after I experienced the loss of some Excel files:

"AcroRd32.exe - Corrupt File

The file or directory C:\Documents\Owner\mydocuments is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."

Sounds simple enough...run Chkdsk. But when I've tried on several occasions to run Chkdsk, it says it is running in "read only".

I'm crossing my fingers that by running Chkdsk correctly, the missing files will reappear. As soon as I (hopefully) get these "MIA" files back in view, I'll transfer all my files to my brand new HP that is still in the box and consign my 5 year old HP to the scrap heap.

Would appreciate a hand in properly running the Chkdsk utility.

Thanx!

Vinman

A:Need help running Chkdsk

Click the Start button and select RUN.
In the RUN box type CMD
At the command Prompt, type Chkdsk /R

You'll get a message saying the drive can't be locked and asked if you want to run Check disc once the computer is restarted. Type Y and hit enter. Then restart the computer and let check disc run. If it finds a lot of file problems, it may go slowly and not appear to be working, but it is.

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When I set chkdsk to run at next start up I can't tell that it does anything. In a windows document it says something about a report. I've never seen one.
 

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I had posted this problem before and tried all the suggestions that were given. Last weekend it worked. I thought I had it. Well this week end it wont. I have gone into comand prompt typed in chkdsk /f hit y and enter. It said that it would check at the next boot. It didn,t. I,m going to try starting in the safe mode.If anyone has an idea I would love to hear it. Thank you.
 

A:Running chkdsk /f

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I ran chkdsk on an external hard drive, but it didn't give me a report after it was finished. How can I run it so it gives me a report with what's wrong?
 

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I seem to have CHKDSK run on my Win7 x64 every 2 weeks or so. I don't mind it, but I don't think CHKDSK runs by default unless there is a problem...

CHKDSK always finishes successfully, and I don't think I've added any preferences or Batch files or such...I recently did a Windows Restore so the Windows settings should be fairly factory-like.

I have a WD Caviar Black 750GB as the boot drive (and a lot of other stuff), and a rarely used secondary Samsung (some old name) 160GB.

Other Specs, though problem unnecessary.
Asus P7P55D Pro
I7 860 @ 3.0GHz
G.Skill RipJaws 4GB DDR3
​Also, for my future reference, how do I cancel the CHKDSK while it's in progress? And does the CHKDSK get logged for future reading?

Thanks, Sprunth.
 

A:Why is Chkdsk Running?

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I ran CHKDSK from Run, and it happened so fast I could not even see what happened, I did this again and in the blink of a eye it was over and gone, I suppose this is not normal ?Machine;OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionVersion 5.1.2600 Build 2600OS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name CPQ29532311022System Manufacturer CompaqSystem Model DSDTSystem Type X86-based PC

A:Running Chkdsk ?

How are you running it? Are you doing it as the instructions below suggests?How to run chkdsk from Command PromtGo to Start, click on Run, and type cmd in the box and then click OK.A black page will open with a blinking cursor, type in the command that you wish to run and then strike the enter key.chkdsk c: /f command automatically fixes any errors encountered.chkdsk c: /r command locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.It may be easier to copy and paste the command/s.

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I'm

Each time I run CHKDSK for Windows XP, and during the check I keep getting this message:

CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5) windows replaced bad clusters in file 193489 of name
\RECYCLER\NPROTECT\00013121.NRG.

I do a search, and I can locate the file(s), but what should I do with it?

What does this file do, and what damage can I do by deleting it?

I'm thinking if I back up my hard drive to a new computer, I transfer these bad files, right?
 

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My computer has been operating very slow, especially with shut down. You have to keep trying shutdown. So I attempted to run chkdsk. AT first it wouldn't run so I choose to have it run on reboot. It was proceeding along nicely,then received the following error... found at FS-Rec.sys address F9EOFS1D base at F9EOF000 Datestamp 3b7d8361
I have run a scan using Symantec Antivirus also adaware and spybot without anything being found. Not sure what to try at this point.

Thanks,Suzy
 

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When I say keeps running, I mean "keeps running".
Never stops where I can access anything like a cmd prompt.
Has run for 24 hours without stopping.
Windows 7 SP1 Home

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Hallo

I am currently using Vista home premium on a HP Pacillion dv2000 series. I am using internet explorer 7.

I was using my webcam, a logitech Pro 4000 with the latest driver for vista. The webcam stopped working with Yahoo and MSN, so I uninstalled and reinstalled them. That did not help, so I uninstalled and reinstalled my webcam from CD, then updated online. When I tried it on Yahoo and MSN I got an error message saying I was using a version that was not compatible with Vista, this version was not on my CD, nor was it the one I updated to online. So I went through the whole process again and tried the cam. I am getting a rundll32 message, saying the process was stopped to avoid damage to my computer. I then tried a restore point, prior to the problems, and as a last resort, I tried to restore a previous back up. None of my backups were able to run. I can no longer turn my firewall on either, error mssg reads "Security centre cannot turn firewall on" turn on firewall manually. I do this, it appears to turn on, but when I check the settings, it is off again.

Every time I run chkdsk/f it stops during index verification, mssg reads "An unspecified error occured"

My AVG8 free, Spyware Doctor and Windows defender come up clean and are all up to date.

Has any one got any advice for me please?

A:Error when running chkdsk/f

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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Hi,

I recently returned from a period of extended travel and when I turned on my laptop - which had been off for the majority of the six months - I could hear a slight almost clicking sound at times and these sounds seemed to coincide with the machine running slower.
I then had to download and install all my windows and mcafee software and I ran a CHKDSK on the E: drive afterwards.
This has now been running for a couple of days and found some problems with indexes and is now writing the following to the screen:

Recovering orphaned file 883444.vob (866930) into directory file 21627
Recovering orphaned file 883445.vob (866931) into directory file 21627
Recovering orphaned file 883446.vob (866932) into directory file 21627
Recovering orphaned file 883447.vob (866933) into directory file 21627
and so on....

Has anyone seen this type of behaviour before? Also, I assume that I am as well to allow this to run through to completion at this stage? Am I in danger of losing data?

Thanks
 

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Hi all,
This is about my old dell machine, I have it booting from an even older HD of 20gigs. To day I tried it's origenal HD which is also a western digital of 40gigs. I tryed it to see if I could do a chkdsk /r on it. I pressed "r" and got to the concole, typed in the necessary.

Now I have on my screen:
C:\>chkdsk /r
CHKDSK is checking the volume...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
53% completed.

Does this mean that the drive is kaput or might it resume to a higher percentage of completeness.
It's only been like that for 30mins.
TIA.
 

A:Solved: Running chkdsk /r

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I have windows 7 64 bit
I have a PROBLEM RUNNING CHKDSK
I have tried the following methods as administrator

1. Went via properties and then closed the machine and opened it, nothing came

2. Went to start and put cmd and then (on the resulatant black screen) chkdsk /r
The message said

You do not have suffiient privileges. You have to invoke this ability running in elevated mode

3. Went to Start>All Programs>Accessories, then right-clicked Command Prompt and selected 'Run As Administrator'.
Same result as as above.

Can anybody help please?

A:PROBLEM RUNNING CHKDSK

Hi have you tried going to computer then right click on the hdd choose properties then tools and see if it will run from there

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Hi

I've had this problem for the past week or so since trying to install a new SSD as my boot drive to my laptop. I have an Acer laptop and used the Acer backup utility that came with it to make a ghost image of my c drive, although first I had to shrink the partition in windows to allow it to fit on my new Crucial M4 128G SSD. I first backed up to an external drive and then using a bootable CD generated by the back up utility I installed my new drive.

Everything seemed to go according to plan and I stupidly set about making my HDD into storage space by formatting it, and using it in an optical hard drive caddy. I then ran into the problems as stated in the thread title and can't get chkdsk to stop running at boot, even though it finds nothing wrong with the disk.

I originally assumed my problem was the new hard drive and Crucial support suggested it was the method I used to clone my drive. As I'd formatted my original hard drive the only option I had was to use the Acer utility to get back to the configuration I had pre SSD. Only now this drive also has the problem.

I think this pretty much rules out the drives being bad from a hardware perspective? I'm also of the opinion it's the Acer backup utility that's corrupting my windows install. I'm far from being an IT expert that's just the way it seems.

Every possible solution I can find in google has been of no help so far.

One thing I can add is that after running chkdsk at boot, I can run chkntfs at 5 minute... Read more

A:Chkdsk running on every boot

Hello Chris, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this below may be able to help by resetting chkdsk.

Check Disk - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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I HAVE SOME ERRORS SHOWING c:\documents&settings\local settings\user\temporary internet files\content.E5\temp is corrupted so run chkdsk
but it is not running on start up
THE CONTENT OF CONTENT.e5 IS HIDDEN & CANNOT BE DELETED
IT IS HAVING SOME FILESOR FOLDERS HAVING NAMING IN CHINESE

I ALSO HAVE SOME FOLDER IN MY PC SHOWING THE CONTENT OG 145 GB BUT MY HARD DISC IS OF 80 GB ONLY THEY ALSO HAVING CHINESE NAME & EMPTY
SO PLS TELL ME IS IT POSSIBLE TO DELETE MANUALLY THEM WITHOUT FORMATING
ALSO TELL THE WAY TO UNLOCK CHKDSK

THANKS & REGARDS
PRAVEEN RAAWAL

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Title says it.

Really stupid and annoying problem, yet not a lot of answers.

I haven't installed any programs recently that could have messed my hdd up. Just scanned with my anti virus, and found two tracking cookies. I did happen to install the windows 8.1 preview on a separate partition (dual booted with windows 7), and I believe it started running this AFTER the installation. First time it ran, I didn't think anything of it, then it ran every time i booted. This ONLY happens on windows 7 boot, and that seems funnny.
I did see the "chkdsk /x c" fix, but I think its more of a workaround because it blocks your drive from being scanned. What happens when/if my drive does have problems?

Thanks,
Suv
Edit: Now that I think of it, CHKDSK finds no issues with the drive. It states that it checks for errors, then disk consistency specifically.

A:CHKDSK Running at every boot

See if this will be some of help

Check Disk - Reset

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Hi there,

I just joined on the forum and already have a question for you guys ^^'. I have that issue where chkdsk get stucks when running on boot (around 89%). I followed the entire tutorial(Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista), replacing the file also but it doesn't help... Is this an issue with my HD then? Or am I missing a point?

Thank you for your time.. Please let me know if you have an idea =).

Regards, Shin.

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Guys, since my recent upgrade to an OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB (oczssd2-1vtxpl120g) SSD, chkdsk is running every other time I boot up.

There seem to be regular file issues too, I've lost key dlls from Avast and had to reinstall it and similar on itunes.

Today, again, the machine is without a working Avast install after the loss of some dlls and I'm worried that the drive is likely faulty.

Can someone recommend the best way of concluding whether there is a hardware fault or not, and if as I expect it is, the easiest way to transfer my relatively new and clean Win 7 OS to another SSD which I'll purchase. I notice there's a firmware upgrade for the drive and I'm tempted to try that, but I'm worried about cock ups basically! I have also wondered if there were issues with my motherboard and it's AHCI abilities, but looking around online there doesn't appear to be much in the way of reported issues with the Asus P5QL mobos.

As part of the SSD transfer I purchased and used Paragon Migrate, which managed to corrupt the install and I had to start again from scratch. A hardware fault might explain that, so I'm interested to see if I can use that same program to transfer to another SSD.

As always, thank you all for your help, this is one of the best technical resources online I've used.

A:CHKDSK running regularly now I have an SSD

Definitely try the firmware upgrade.

I just bought the exact same SSD (but in 60GB) and heard many reports about the same problem - but everyone says that the latest firmware completely fixes them. I plan to check the firmware on my SSD as soon as it arrives.

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When I say keeps running, I mean "keeps running".
Never stops where I can access anything like a cmd prompt.
Has run for 24 hours without stopping.
Windows 7 SP1 Home

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Chkdsk keeps running on start up. It comes up clean then restarts and again goes to chkdsk. This seems to be an endless loop.
 

A:Chkdsk keeps running on startup

Press the F8 key down several times on your next reboot, this will take you into "Safe Mode" after it is fully up, simply restart again, this may fix the problem.
If not, repeat the steps and go to Start -> Run.
Type msconfig, then hit enter
Go to the "Startup" tab, look for something that says "RunOnce" if you see it check it off.

If this doesn't work, do you have a program called hijackthis.exe?
If not, get a buddy to download it for you, it is very small and will fit on a floppy disk, if you don't have a floppy drive, burn it to on a CD.
AFter all of this, copy the file to a FOLDER (not directly on the desktop) and run it.
Post save the output to a file and copy/paste it here.
Someone will help.
 

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I'm running XP Pro SP 2. I began experiencing the blue-scree-of-death which advised I run chkdsk /f . This ran and it identified security errors with some files and then I saw it replace 'a value' with the default value (a bit vague here as I can't remember the exact message) for 1000's of files.

After a reboot I find that I can no longer see other PCs on the network, or them access this PC and I cannot use 'copy and paste' and get an error message that 'RPC server is unavailable'. I've read a load of other posts about this error and how other folks have fixed it, but I find this to be the situation:

1. The Control Panel Services tab shows that Remote Procedure Call is not shown as running and that it is set to Automatic startup.
2. I cannot start Remote Procedure Call as I get an error message 'access deigned'.

I have compared the RPCSs registry entries on a working PC with this problem one and they appear to be identical.

I'd be really, really garteful for any advise to sort this out.
 

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I have a hp computer with vista on it. It is a y old with 2y extended warrenty. It was running slow as molasses so I took it back to box conditions to start over again. It ran fine for a few days and then when i booted it I got the blue screen of death. Seeing as I had a staples extended warrenty i brought it in to be fixed. The guy called later that same day to say he had run it in safe mode and taken it back to a resore point one day later than my box date and it now ran fine. he charged me $$40 because he said it was a software problem and that was not under warrenty.

I paid the $40 and took it home. i booted it up and it immediately went into chkdsk. It booted after saying something was inconsistant and it mentioned orphan files and cash errors etc. I have had this machine back now for a week and about 2 out of 5 startups it goes into chkdsk with the same stuff happening. One time chkdsk got into a loop and ran through about 4 times before it cleared up. i called the tech again and he said it was my fault as he had run a chk on the hard drive etc.

I think the guy is a lying b. I am running the same programs and printers I had when the machine was new in May, 2008. I ran a full scan of AVG and got no problems.

What do i do?
 

A:chkdsk keeps running at startup

he said it was my faultClick to expand...

Blame the customer, they are so customer oriented, Not!


I think the guy is a lyingClick to expand...

or incompetent, either way you lose, unfortunately.

Look in your programs list to see if there are any HP hardware diagnostics utilities, if so run them, I think it is a hardware related issue, hard to root out sometimes.
 

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as the title states, when I run that command and reboot it doesnt run anymore
 

A:chkdsk /f not running anymore

Do you have the recovery/restore disk set for this computer operating system?
 

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I have Xp SP3. CHKDSK is not running in any mode. Not at Startup & not in Safe Mode.

At CMD - Each time i recived Massage " Cannot open volume for Direct Access"

how i Run CHKDSK?

A:CHKDSK not running in any mode

Hi asmisra and welcome to TSF

At the Command Prompt, I would type cd\ then press the enter key.
That should get the cursor to C:. There, I would type help then enter. That will list all items. I might then type help chkdsk and that will list all the switches used by chkdsk and other details.
Then I would type in the volume and chkdsk with switches. Example:
C:\chkdsk /r (notice the space between k and /r). That would scan drive C, but would likely ask to do it on the next boot since items on C are in use at present. A reboot would cause chkdsk to run before windows loaded.

See if this will work for you.

Best regards
Mack1

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Hi There,

I have chkdsk running on startup approximately every 1 in 3 times I boot my computer. I did check for a "dirty bit" and it was clean. How can I figure out what's causing this?

Thanks,

Justin

A:chkdsk running on startup

Go to the website of your hard drive manufacturer to test the drive
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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I have an old XP laptop which used to work pretty well, but became "spare" after a shuffle-round of the family's computing assets, and something better became available.
 
Now I have a need for a simple machine to collect data from a radio via USB cable, it won't be connected to the net or even my LAN in any way so it doesn't need all the usual security, and  the fact that XP is no longer supported is not an issue.  The machine (if working) and XP have all that's needed to just get on with the job.
 
The problem is that just before I stopped using it, it used to take a long time to start, doubtless for all the usual reasons explained in many posts here, and I am working my way through fixing this.  The issue that I am stuck with right now is that System Mechanic scheduled a disk check on the next start up, I started up some 17 hours ago and DSKCHK is still running - v  e  r  y    s  l  o  w  l  y.
 
We are up to 47% of the free space check.    Surely at this point, there is very little in the way of rogue software running that could cause slow operation ?   Is it possible there is a hardware problem and if so, what ?   It was running reasonably well up to the point when I closed it down and restarted.
 
I shall let it run and see what happens, but am rapidly coming to the conclusion that the machine is heading for the recycling tip.
 
Caravelle

A:CHKDSK running for 12 hours now....

Well...IMO, you already have 2 strikes .
 
1.  You have System Mechanic installed on your system.
 
2.  You presented your situation here...after (not before) doing the chkdsk.
 
I can't think of much you can do, at this point.  There is no way to cancel the chkdsk that I know of...and, if your hard drive is failing, running the chkdsk command is NOT what you should have done.  The right sequence of action would have been to first move any valued data files from the hard drive...then run a reliable hard drive diagnostic to assess the functional status of the hard drive.
 
Chkdsk is not a hard drive diagnostic...it's a file system tool that only concerns itself with the partition on which it is run.
 
At this point, there is little I can suggest, other than to wait for scan completion...then attempt the steps I proposed as what should have been done.
 
Louis

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Whenever I try to run "chkdsk" on my C drive I get the following message:

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

I type Y and restart the system but it always restarts without doing the check, it restarts just as normal.

Any help or advice please?

CC
 

A:Problems running CHKDSK on XP

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Have been having this problem for quite awhile. Do not know how to set the /f parameter to fix, when using chkdsk.
Cannot receive updates either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Oehrad

A:Dell running XP, Chkdsk

Fist I would be sure you have a good backup of your files.

If you only have a C: drive you can run check disk by opening a command prompt and typing:
chkdsk C: /f

You'll get a prompt asking if you want to run check disk on the next restart. Restart the system and check disk should run.

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

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So after I ran my weekly cleanup on my computer
On chkdsk /R after its finish and about to reboot my computer
Its occur BSOD
After that I use Windbg to check the minidump file
on the most below down there its said " Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+75bc0 ) "
and the bugcheck Analysis it said " CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED (5a) "
Now I am out of idea how to fix this error

Here is the attachment of my DM Log Collector Zip and my Minidump file
Any assist would be grateful for me

A:After running chkdsk /R , Occur BSOD

BugCheck 5A are quite rare, and in this case its inconclusive.

Please do the following:

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Driver Verifier will cause your computer to run very sluggishly - this is normal. What it is trying to do is force your system to BSOD and isolate the offending driver/s. When it does, reboot, disable driver verifier, reboot as normal and upload the new dmp file/s here.

I recommend creating a system restore point before turning on driver verifier:
System Restore Point - Create

If your system fails to boot to desktop once driver verifier is enabled, turn it off by booting into Safe Mode:
Safe Mode

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Hi All,
 
I'm new here, so please accept my apologies if I am in the wrong place or if I post this incorrectly.  Sorry for the lengthy description, but I don't know what information will help find a solution.
 
Computer:  HP P6 Pavillion
 
My computer was running fine and last week I shut it down for the evening and the next morning when I tried to boot up I couldn't get past the Welcome screen.  I left it alone for about an hour to see if anything would change, but nothing did.  I tried alt/ctrl/delete, nothing.  I did a hard shut off.  Restarted in safe mode and after much trial and error running diagnostics, trying simple fixes, nothing has worked.  Ran Chkdsk and I get a message that everything is clean, but there is no command prompt and no way to get to safe mode or anything that will help.  Alt/ctrl/delete won't work, so I have to resort to hard shut down.  Tried running Ultimate Boot cd, but it won't boot from the cd drive. Tonight, I shut down and as it was starting up, I hit F8 and ran Windows Advanced Boot Options to repair the system and ran all the tests and passed all, with the exception of System Restore, which failed.  Then I shut down and hit F2 and was able to get to the HP test scripts and ran System Check which passed, Component check - passed, Hardware - passed, Memory - passed...now I'm stuck in this endless loop of running the same tests over and over.  
 
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A:Can't Get to Command Prompt After Running Chkdsk

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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I wasn't sure if I should post this here or on Windows XP, I just thought it might be a problem with the hard drive.

When my computer boots up, it says that the C: drive needs to be checked for consistency, but the check always gets cancelled before it finishes (usually at 68% on stage 2), saying an unspecified error occurred, then I get to the log in screen and everything works fine. I can cancel the chkdsk before it starts, and everything still works fine. Is there anything I can do to stop chkdsk from running, or to get it to finish the scan? And what caused it?
 

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Have a desktop with a Samsung SSD. When I run chkdsk on it, nothing displays on screen. It's definitely running (drive light is on continuously), but the screen is black.

??

A:[SOLVED] Why no display when running chkdsk?

You do not need to run CHKDSK on SSDs. They take care of themselves when finding a problem.

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I was trying to update my laptop to Windows 10 and when it was finding updates, my laptop prompted me to restart my laptop for an update so I thought maybe restarting it was the updates that would finalize the upgrade. So I restarted my laptop and all the graphics turned pink/purple and all distorted and it was really hard to see anything in general. The resolution was fixed from 1600x900 to 640x480 so it made everything a lot smaller as well while having discoloration. I went into dxdiag and a display adapter wasn't detected. I even tried to hook up a dvi and hdmi cable to see if it was just the laptop but it reflected on my monitor as well. Then it got worse. I ran across a suggestion to run chkdsk and the scan mentioned over 300,000 errors so I scheduled a fix for the next restart and restarted immediately to see if that would fix my distorted graphics. When chkdsk was presumably over, my laptop restarted and it boots to nothing but a black screen; no Windows logo, no "press esc to enter startup menu", nothing. The wireless button where F12 is located is a solid orange, no blinking light. The light for caps lock is solid white with no blinking as well. When the battery is in the laptop, it's blinking orange steadily but I know that's because the battery is really old and it can't really hold any charge anymore. With the battery off, it's a solid white, no blinking. I assume the hard drive is still working since upon startup it makes the clicking no... Read more

A:Black screen after running chkdsk

Hi @AssumingUnicorn, Welcome to HP Forums I have read your post and wanted to help. I undertstand that your laptop starts but the screen remains black. Here is a document may help: HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does not Start (Windows 7, Vista, XP) Please try the hard reset on the document first. If the hard reset does not work, follow the part "LEDs glow, fan noise is heard, but display is black or blank". Try connecting an external monitor and other steps listed. Let me know if any of the steps works. If this post helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos. Regards, 

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Running Vista home basic on a Gigabyte GA-G33M/S2 with an Intel E4300 and 4GB of Corsair memory. I tried to install SP1 and it failed so I ran chkdsk to make sure there were no disk problems. It finished, fixed a couple of minor problems, and told me the disk was fine. Then it got stuck in a reboot cycle where it would get to the "Microsoft Corporation" progress bar, stay there for 5 to 10 seconds, then reboot again. When trying safe mode it would load some files then stop. After a couple of tries I got it going again with my Vista disk and a restore point (which I'm glad I remembered to make before I started). It seems to be running fine but I'd like to know what happened.

A:Reboot cycle after running chkdsk

The "chkdsk" must have tried fixing something like your .mbr (master boot record) or some system files.
Or something went wrong and the Service Pack you installed corrupted something a system file or the .mbr or didnt install the way it was meant to, which I have found is quite common. Because of this the computer is stuck in your endless loop, do a system restore and try again.

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My old Auslogics Disk Defrag had an option to check C: (system) drive for errors without having to run a boot chkdsk before defrag (the Only thing I liked about Aus!)-
It would come back and say Windows reports No errors...

I've uninstalled Aus, gone back to Much Better/faster WDD (One pass only!), and would like to be able to check for errors without running a boot chkdsk first (plays Havoc with my ESS AV...!).

I've Googled, but have Not been able to find a program that does this?
Does anyone know of such a program?

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Hi all,

I have a Maxtor 500 GB external HD connected to my laptop via USB. While my system was rebooting last night, it asked me whether I want to run CHKDSK on the external drive. I accepted and I got this error message :

"Inserting an index entry into index $0 of file 25"

After reading about it online, I ran CHKDSK from the command prompt with the /f parameter. It said something about "recovering orphaned file..." and "fixing index..." but it finished and didn't give me any error messages.

However when I go to access my files (mostly JPGs and AVIs) on the HD, I can only open a few of them. It will give me an error message saying "No Preview Available" for images and "The Player might not support the file type or the codec used to compress the file".

Can anybody help me with this?
 

A:Can't open files after running CHKDSK

After looking around online, I found something that relates to my problem:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=308864&messageID=2859626

That is exactly what happened to me, except I wasn't reinstalling Windows.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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pc froze up yesterday and kept getting stuck at windows logo but i finally got in
safe mode ran scans with 3-4 virus programs nothing then i rebooted and ran check disk and it toke 2 hours to check and repair and now everything seems ok but i just want to make sure everything is fine any suggestions?
i ran Hot CPU Tester to test my mobo and cpu cant really read the results so i posted a log
Hot CPU Tester log - Pastebin.com
im thinking it was due to some hdd problem because when i rebooted it asked if i want to start normally or repair i hit repair and it said that its repairing some hdd issue thats before i got in safe mode the check disk might of fixed it????
also i got a bsod while trying to get in safe mode

A:pc froze and now running good after chkdsk

Sounds like you have hard disk errors. Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be found. For any drives that do not give the message:
"Windows has checked the file system and found no problems"
run chkdsk again as above.

I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.

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Every time i improperly turn off my computer while logged on to my windows 8 partition, chkdsk would run when i log on to windows 7.

Is there a way to disable this?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section

A:windows 7 always running CHKDSK on a particular partition.

No, its by design (W8)

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Hi folks,

My XP machine is having some very odd problems. Today when I first booted up the PC, it seemed fine. However when I click on any program on the desktop to start it, I get the hourglass for a sec or two, then nothing. If I wait for 7-14 minutes, the program will finally open. I am able to click on the start menu and immediately see all the menu choices. If I hover over 'All Programs', I can immediately see all programs installed. The problem is when I actually try to 'open' a program, it may take from 7-14 minutes just for the program to open. However once its opened, it responds normally. I had to wait for 9 minutes for IE to open in order to get to techguy.org, but once I got here, searching techguy for similar problems doesnt seem slow at all. If I close out of IE and try to reopen it, or open a different program like Solitaire, or Notepad, I will again have to wait for several minutes for it to open. I tried to pull up Task Manager to see what might be running and possibly slowing it down, and again had to wait for several minutes for it to open. Task Manager doesnt show anything running at all, even with Notepad and IE running at the same time. When I try to shut down the pc through the Start->Turn off PC option, again nothing seems to happen for several minutes, then finally it will try to shut down. Sometimes it turns off and sometimes it simply hangs and I have to shut the power to the PC off. The last 3 times I've tried to shut d... Read more

A:XP PC Running Chkdsk Automatically on Startup

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