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Q: chkdsk help

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

Anyone think they can help?

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A: chkdsk help

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Hi there,

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

Thank you,


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

Here's where I look for chkdsk results:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chkdsk puts its log in Event Viewer under Application.

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

Thanks in advance,

A:Chkdsk /r

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

A:chkdsk will not run

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

No message upon reboot?


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For some unknown reason Chkdsk starts to run each time I boot up my PC. I've tried a number of suggested command prompts, but nothing seems to cure it. Any help gratefully received.

A:Chkdsk and XP Pro

Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type fsutil dirty query c: It should come back and say, Drive C: is Dirty. Now type chkntfs /X C: and press enter (this stops Windows from scheduling a Check Disk at bootup) Now restart the computer. The computer should start without running Check Disk. After the computer starts, Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter again. In the Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter, then type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk will run one more time through 5 stages and that should fix it.

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

A:Cannot run chkdsk

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have recovery/restore disks?

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

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

What AV program is installed?

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

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

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


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


this very same question was answered two posts down.

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

A:CHKDSK /f /r

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Q: chkdsk

Is using chkdsk /f as effective as chkdsk /f /r

I work in a pc repair shop and they only use the /f switch.
I always personally used both switches /f /r .
I know the /r increase the time dramatically when using chkdsk.
So I'm asking is it worth using the /r everytime?


/r includes everything that /f does plus it checks for, and attempts to repair, bad sectors.

I, personally, usually do /r just to be thorough.

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


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

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

A:Chkdsk ?

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

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

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i have a lap top that will not boot past the windows part of booting. the parts when the loading sign comes up with the windows. A couple of time it has gave the error message and told me to run CHKDSK /F. I have no clue what this means or how to do it when i cant even boot my lap top up. How do I fix this problem?

A:chkdsk F

Boot off of the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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

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


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

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Q: Chkdsk

I am using an IBM Thinkpad R40 that runs XP. It was running extremely slow, so I asked someone for some ideas. The first thing they told me to do was run a CHKDSK. (start run ect.) and walked me through the scheduling process. Well, when I rebooted, it took 4 plus hours, to tell me an error had occured and I am stuck looking at a blue screen. If I let it sit long enough, it repeats the process. I have attempted to cancel the check, but again it freezes on the blue screen. I have attempted to start it in safe-mode with the same result. How do I get to windows?
Thanks for any help.

Q: chkdsk

I am using windows xp and keep getting a message saying corupt file run chkdsk utility how do i do this I bought the computer in 2005 also system restore runs but at the end says your computer cannot be restored to a previous date



Originally Posted by jerryc1943

I am using windows xp and keep getting a message saying corupt file run chkdsk utility how do i do this I bought the computer in 2005 also system restore runs but at the end says your computer cannot be restored to a previous date

Do you have an XP install disk?

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hi any help will be greatly appreciated.
have a laptop running win 7 home 32bit,on start up it automatically goes to start up repair. i have let the startup repair run for over 24 hrs and still no success.it just keeps running with a green status bar moving.i got a bit worried that it was taking so long so i cancelled and restarted.
i then decided to run chkdsk instead through start up repair.its working but seems to hang for a long time.last night went to bed around midnight and left it running but when i got up this morning it hadnt progressed at all and is hanging at 50%.it had been running for about 16hrs total.
here is what the diskchk says.

x:\windows\system32>if exist c:\applications CHKDSK c: /f
x:\windows\system32>if exist d:\applications CHKDSK d:/f
the type of the filesystem is ntfs.
volume label is windows.

CHKDSK is verifying files <stage 1 of 3>....
144640 file records processed.
file verification completed.
291 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
44 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes <stage 2 of 3>....
50 percent complete. <152561 0f 180788 index entries processed>
correcting error in index $130 for file 15630.
correcting error in index $130 for file 15630.
correcting error in index $130 for file 15630.
correcting error in index $130 for file 15630.
correcting error in index $130 for file 15630.
correcting error in index $130 for file 15630.

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A:help with CHKDSK

Shouldnt be that long but it varies, I would try this instead of chkdsk

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

In admin privelages. See how far this gets.

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Q: Chkdsk

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



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

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Q: Chkdsk

Yea, Hi. I just made this account because I figured someone would help me quickly.
I will try to explain my problem in detail the best I can.
When I turned on my computer it wanted to do a disk Check.
I was like alright, but then it told me that There is a program installed that is bad or something like that and it tells me to do system restore. I try to run my system restore
but it tells me to run a disk check and to schedule one next time I turn on my computer. But the disk check won't even run. It doesn't make any sense to me.
And all my shortcuts are gone. Their icons look like the picture I attached.
And Like, it keeps saying everything is a corrupt file

And Sorry I tried to explain this The best I could. :S I'm not that great.
And when you explain to me what to do. Do it by step by step Because I'm not that smart. e.e;

---Edit I like how 140 people look at this and no one helps.
Ps. I'm sorry if the Title is wrong. This is all new to me.


Let's make sure you're not infected first. Install and run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

Then if Disk Check won't run as shown in the first option in blue link, run it from System Recovery Options Command Line as shown in second option. I would make a System Repair Disk to do this.

If you have further problems run a few passes of Startup Repair

If you lose boot then follow these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Feel free to ask back any questions and report back what happens after each step as we may have extra steps based on your feedback.

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i tried to run chkdsk from Command Line,
restarted this netbook,
same message showed.
how do u run this?

A:chkdsk can not run.....?

Normally when you press the Y key there at the command prompt the tool is then scheduled for the next startup. It runs before Windows starts to load as an independent drive checking tool not while booted in Windows.

The "chkdsk /r" with repair switch is the most commonly entered command used at the command line. You can also schedule it to run by right clicking on a particular drive's icon in Windows Explorer to bring up the properties screen>Tools tab and simply click on the Check Now button under error checking. Then it will run after you restart the system or when turning it on again if you shut down when first passing the post tests.

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Q: Chkdsk

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




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

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

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




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Q: Chkdsk

I can make a bootable thumb drive as descibed on this site but it does not include a chkdsk utility. All the versions I have found on the Web do not support NTFS.

Can you show me where to find the version of chkdsk that is built into Win7 that will run with NTFS?




But it has lots of dependencies so I don't know if it runs from a bootable flash drive. You could create a Windows 7 install flash drive then boot it to the Recovery Console, Command Prompt and run chkdsk from there.

Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

Just select Windows 7 from the drop down box and off you go.

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Q: Chkdsk

Excuse my ignorance, but I have no clue as to what this message means...

I was downloading Adobe Reader when one of the XP yellow speech balloons popped up from the system tray...then I got the attached message...

What does this mean?


You can run chkdisk by going into your windows directory then system 32 then click on chkdsk. Is looks like you probably just need to re-download it though?

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Q: chkdsk?

i am on win 7 starter.
when i booted HP mini, CHKDSk started.
I copied what's on monitor; "deleting corrupt attribute record."
what is "corrupt attribute"?



This could point to some corruption in the OS files, or possible a larger issue with a potential failure of your hard disk.

What make of hard disk do you have? Please find the appropriate tool for your hard disk from the link below, and then run the diagnostic report and paste the results here.

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


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Q: chkdsk

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


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

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I try to run chkdsk but little window pops up and closes quickly like its not working help having problems with laptop wont defrag (disk error), wont restore to previous point (disk error)


Several ways to do it.

Try typing those words in search by start button and see if that works

If not
Go computer icon on desktop
right click go to c drive
left click on c drive
in properties tools

Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off
Disk Check
Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use


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Hello agian, forgot to mention that after running combofix, I can no longer use chkdsk from the cmd prompt

Thanks again Guys !

A:chkdsk in XP

Hello aguy24069,Please follow the instructions I left for you here.

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Q: chkdsk

My other computer - a HP with Vista keeps running chkdsk on startup. It will run this and ask me to check disk for consistency. Occasionally it will allow me to insert my password, the welcom screen appears - but that is as far as i can get

I cannot access my laptop.

Any ideas guys??


Do you mean that it continuously runs a chkdsk loop and will not boot to VISTA? Check for a stuck keyboard key.This thread is pretty informativehttp://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-...uck-chkdsk.html

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

A:Why did chkdsk run?

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

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

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

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

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

Windows 7 chkdsk memory leak?

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

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

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

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

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

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Q: chkdsk

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

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

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

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


Hi Guy Gadbios, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

What is the make and model of this computer?

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

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

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

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

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

A:Where is my Chkdsk log?

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

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

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


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

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

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

I have vista 32

A:chkdsk /f no log?

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

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


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

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Q: chkdsk

unable to run chkdsk volume:/r or chkdsk volume:/f at the CMD . Have I missed something


When ever I try to defrag my hard drive I get a message that Chkdsk has been scheduled to run before defragging. I am only able to defrag after I have run chkdsk, but it happens again the very next time I try to defrag. I do have one file that will not defrag, and for the life of me I can't find it. Could this be causing the problem? Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Windows xp

A:Chkdsk /f

Running scandisk (checkdisk) before defragmenting your hard drive is a recommended best practice. If you are going to move files around your hard drive, it is important to make sure the computer has the proper links to them before moving.
If there is a "widow" file or two that cannot be defragged, in the Grand Scheme of Things, I would not worry.

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Most of us a familiar with CHKDSK /f /r but I came across /P the other day and wonder how many use it, and when.

My research yielded the following:
"CHKDSK" is one of the more popular commands that you will come across in XP, 2000, and probably Vista. For boot problems you should always try the "CHKDSK /P" (Outside Operating System (Recovery Console) or "CHKDSK /F" (Within Operating System) option first before you go about reinstalling or repairing Windows.

If you run from Windows (Start/Run/CMD/OK) this command will prompt CHKDSK to run during the next reboot.

Other CHKDSK options can be found by typing "CHKDSK /?"

CHKDSK /P does nothing...
The CHKDSK /P command is diagnostic only...it performs and exhaustive check of the drive, but does not make any changes to the drive. In otherwords, it doesn't fix anything.

Now, on the other hand, the CHKDSK /P /R will locate bad sectors and recover readable information.


Comments would be appreciated.


A:chkdsk /p

As far as I know /P and /F are the same thing, except that /P is used outside windows (Recovery Console) and /F is used inside windows (Start > Run > "cmd").

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This keeps on happening on every boot please can someone help me fix it its been doing this for hours!!

A:Help with my chkdsk

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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

A:chkdsk /r

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

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


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Q: Chkdsk

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


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

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

Thanks for any input.


A:Chkdsk /r


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

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

With Regards,
The Panda

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