CHKDSK is a command on computers running DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems that displays the file system integrity status of hard disks and floppy disk and can fix logical file system errors. It is similar to the fsck command in Unix. It is short for "Check disk". On computers ...

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How can I clear NTFS file system level marked as bad sectors?

Just made a sector-level copy of a laptop hard disk (multiple manufacturer partitions - recovery etc.) using dd but I had already run chkdsk /f /r a number of times on the C: and it has re-mapped bad ...
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Unable to recover CHK files (from windows chkdsk)

CHKDSK has thrown almost a 100GB of my data to the wind. I'm now left with a folder (FOUND.000, about a third of the size of what I lost) full of unusable CHK files. By the way, my files were very ...
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Can not access to Hard Drive in Windows 7

I have a old laptop HDD, which i have plugged into my laptop using a HDD Adapter via USB. Now the Hard disk is visible on computer management in windows 7 but not in the explorer. Now from the ...
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NTFS log file specified size too small?

I was checking my disks and it (chkdsk X: /v /l /x /b) says the log file size (65536 kB - default size) is too small, in each of my partitions, so I doubled it, and redoubled it, and it's now it's 1MB ...
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What chkdsk /r doing?

I have a week-old 1TB external HDD, and I went to encrypt it using bitlocker in Windows 8.1. The external HDD has maybe 80 GB of content and is otherwise empty. I got an message from bitlocker saying ...
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I just destroyed the booting software?

Yesterday i decided to change my windows 8.1 for windows 7 for unexplainable reasons.. I just did it. So i ISOed an USB and bla bla till the point where you chose in what partition you install ...
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Thousands of bad clusters discovered by chkdsk on external HDD

2 days ago, during download, uTorrent started to throw CRC error (write), i resumed failing download multiple times with no luck(same error appeared again and again just in few seconds/minutes), then ...
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Determine which files are stored in bad sectors

I ran CHKDSK last night (log below) and noticed that apparently I have 4 KB of data stored in bad sectors. Is there a way to find out which files are stored in (or at least are partially stored) in ...
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Is my hard drive in the process of becoming faulty?

There was no lead up symptoms to what I'm currently going through with my home machine. What happened was; Casual non intensive usage on the machine, then everything locked up and would not resume ...
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Drive full after CHKDSK, but files don't add up

Last week, I was preparing to make a new partition (for Ubuntu alongside my current Windows) on my laptop, but never got that far. I ran chkdsk to make sure it was safe to partition the disk. I do ...
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CHKDSK finds no errors but drive keeps on failing

So here is the problem: I have an external disk that I use to store all the archived data, e.g. photos, movies, etc. The drive is formatted as NTFS, and checking the Disk Management tool from the ...
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CHKDSK doesn't complete, can't clear dirty bit

At some unknown point, the dirty bit on my C: was set (verified with fsutil), and now chkdsk runs on every boot. However, it always aborts at ~51%, preventing the dirty bit from being turned off. I ...
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External HDD not detected

I have Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Model: SRD00F1 which is out of warranty unfortunately. There were problems in it which I was trying to fix. From these Problems that have been trying to fix ...
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Windows 8 hang on startup and chkdsk /f /r

Trying to fix a friends Lenovo p400 laptop. The drive is a samsung spin point one terabyte drive. The system hangs during booting, will go into system recovery, or the uefi firmware settings screen. ...
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How can I recover system files damage when sfc isn't working?

I have a lot of electricity outage in my area. It caused disk damage which lead to system files loss. I've run Chkdsk and here's the results of the recent checks: CHKDSKResults.txt. I've run sfc ...
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How do I fix an ntfs filesystem on a RAID5 volume?

I have a RAID5 volume with an ntfs filesystem of which chkdsk keeps telling me there are 5 unindexed files. I can't take the volume offline during the workday, so I run chkdsk /f on it, and then say ...
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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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Can a complete blackout damage a computer?

just last night a blackout occurred while I was watching a video on the web. I've got my monitor and desktop computer plugged into an extension cord and then into a power strip/surge protector. Both ...
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How can I view the terminal execution log of chkdsk when ran at boot time?

If I issue chkdsk /R on a removable drive, I get a nice execution status report with a few stats such as an ETA. When I want to do the same on my system drive, however, I must reboot and, in order ...
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HDD bad sectors - chkdsk versus hdtune

I bought new HDD WD Blue (WDC WD10EZEX) as a secondary storage media (no RAID or anything, just a bunch of big video files on NTFS). There were a few problems at the beginning, Windows freezed at ...
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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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Ran “chkdsk /r /f /x” on c drive

So I used the /x flag accidentally with dskchk on drive c(my os drive). I don't know why, guess it slipped my brain or something. Anyway the question is: Should I do anything to stop the currently ...
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chkdsk is taking days on 600GB drive

So my HDD pretty much died ^^ Tried to ddrescue it, gave up after 9 days <50%. Figured a chkdsk /f might help so I started it. Has been running for 24h+ now, first 20% took under 5min, now it has ...
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Is unscheduled, on-boot chkdsk behavior like this normal?

I haven't been able to find a conclusive answer for this question, so I thought I'd ask it myself... My Win7 PC has been running all but bad the past year or so I've owned it until today. I was ...
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Copying files from failing hard drive

Unable to boot to windows 7, running rescue disk, using C: prompt. I can see the windows partition(C:) but not rest of drive (E:),no access or dir. CHKDSK E: says there are errors in "index $130 for ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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Recovering data lost by chkdsk

This might sound a little weird but i hope you can help me. For some reason my PC's didn't close my HDD correctly. The whole drive got corrupted but windows fixed it, which is good. The problem is ...
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Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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Disk Error on a Dell Notebook with Windows 8.1 “The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.”

Recently my computer freezes for minutes and after reboot I see in the Event Viewer many Errors such as "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block." I have run chkdsk c:/R/B and chkdsk ...
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CHKDSK stuck on USN Journal

I ran a chkdsk on my failing 3TB WD Green and it's been 18 hours since it ran. It's now frozen on verifying the USN journal. See picture: Seeing as it's frozen, can I unplug my hard drive?
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not able to run chkdsk on Windows 7

I'm trying to run chkdsk from the command line and am receiving the following error message "Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in an ...
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Random ERROLEVEL 2 on CHKDSK run

On an always-on Windows Server 2008 R2, hard disks are verified weekly with Chkdsk /F command. Randomly, apparently without a real reason, every 2/3 weeks, chkdsk will return errorlevel 2. I ...
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DSIM fails. Worked once, but SFC was failing. Now DSIM fails on restore

I have a really strange problem similar to this, but not the same. I started with sfc /SCANNOW and got the error: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. ...
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Restore files with CHKDSK to different drive due to space issues

After a hw failure, I scanned my SD card with chkdsk /f /r for device errors. The command found and fixed all of the problems but while finishing it asked me if I wanted to convert lost chains into ...
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Why? - Win 8.1 chkdsk runs each bootup against hidden 450MB recovery partition

This problem won't be easy...be warned. Windows 8.1 x64 (installed as Windows 8.1, not as an upgrade) with ALL updates installed and working perfectly (as per event log viewer) ...two days ago. There ...
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Filesystem vs Object Store

Few months ago I created a PHP storage service, that serves as a bridge between our filesystem and web applications via its REST api. File metadata and file path (and "clustering" per storage type) is ...
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Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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Pen drive has a write-protected issue

My pen drive has become write0protected. Even when I am trying to format it is giving write-protected problem. I tried many solutions I found on the internet, but all failed. Here are my pen drive ...
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Windows XP - Black screen after boot logo

When Windows XP boot screen finished, a black screen remains. Now what I've tried: Using the Windows XP disk and the console(R)-option. Then there I started chkdsk /r and fixboot and fixmbr. It all ...
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What option DOES NOT delete files and turn them into .chk files?

I had a recent power outage while using my computer, with a 1TB hard drive being directly accessed as the power went out. When the power came back on, and I rebooted my computer, one of my 1TB hard ...
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How to fix C drive?

I dismounted my C drive to wipe free space & run chkdsk utility. When at 25% through the chkdsk I decided to cancel and after that restarted the laptop. It logged in but I was seeing errors like ...
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Windows Media Player file icons gone

WMP file icons do not appear. WMP works fine and opens the files, the file associations exist, but the icons (not thumbnails) for the media files are gone. The blank (unknown file) icon is shown ...
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System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...
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Why does CHKDSK report no problems after a disk read error?

Recently, when copying files from one drive to another I noticed one file had a read error. In checking the event logs I saw a lot of "The IO operation at logical block address 9837 for Disk was ...
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Bad sectors vs spare/reserve sectors and how the OS and disk interpret them

From what I understand, there are two fundamental ways sectors are marked bad: OS performs IO read/write instruction. The sector is replaced with a spare and marked bad. Disk's low-level ...
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cannot correct errors with chkdsk

Cannot correct the following conditions. XP Home SP3. I have tried just about everything ... chkdsk /f, chkdsk /r, chkdsk /P, chkdsk /v .. using XP recovery console where needed. Have spend several ...
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Possible CHKDSK hang - safe to shutdown?

I scheduled a CHKDSK on a failing HDD and it seems to have hung in the process of "verifying free clusters" (it's been stuck at a certain cluster for hours). The disk indicator light has ceased ...
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Moving a laptop while chkdsk is running [duplicate]

I have been having some issues on my computer for a while, and in an attempt to fix it, I decided to run chkdsk C: /f /x /r to see if anything there was causing problems. I started this when I arrived ...
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Change RAW partition to NTFS or recover files from RAW

I've resized my C:\ partition and now I can't boot. I tried to use CHKDSK but I get the error: CHKDSK does not support RAW disk. How can I restore it to NTFS or at least recover my files? Thanks for ...
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Hard disk showed incorrect size; chkdsk replaced invalid with default security ID; what now?

While checking the properties of my hard drive partition, it showed the wrong figures and after that when I checked the RAM (in Control Panel\System and Security\System) it showed 400 GB. My computer ...