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 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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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 ...
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In CHKDSK - is a BAD CLUSTER a permanent issue or a temporary one?

First time I've had CHKDSK errors on a Toshiba HD and I'm not sure if I need to replace the drive or not. Its a prime drive with my OS so its a big task to clone and replace (for me!) so I'm wondering ...
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How to chkdsk completely unattended

have a question about scheduling chkdsk: I'm running chkdsk on task scheduler in windows 7 for my main hardrive (where windows is installed) using the following command: echo y|chkdsk /f /r. But I ...
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chkdsk Windows 7 on notebook screen

Is there anyway I can run chkdsk on my windows 7 notebook without having my screen on durign the whole process? I ask because I like running chkdsk while I'm sleeping... the problem is that the ...
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Is it safe to cancel CHKDSK when it has been started without any parameters?

I know that it is not a good idea to forcibly stop a chkdsk process that has been executed with parameters like /f and /r. But is it safe to stop the process when it has been started simply by the ...
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Used space on Disk C: doesn't match actual used space [duplicate]

Used space on Disk C: doesn't match actual used space. Difference is around 30 GB. Results of chkdsk: 116859903 KB total disk space. 70064692 KB in 249924 files. 135696 KB in ...
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External Hard Disk is not accessible. “The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable”

I have a 1 TB AgentGoFlex seagate External HDD. Lately is was causing some issues like few folders which had data were not showing any file in it. Few folders were not opening, etc. So I tried ...
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CHKDSK /R turns Perfect HDD Seagate 3TB to 0.7TB (marks the rest has bad)

Before I explain the problem, let me tell you what's not the problem. I don't have problems formatting or seeing the drive has 3TB, so please avoid this issue. So, now the problem. I had this drive ...
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Windows 7 installation breaks due to some hard disk error

I am trying to install Windows 7 from a bootable USB flash drive, but it breaks in between and gives me this error. The file or directory c.windows.winsxs.x86_mdmmoto1.inf...is corrupt or unreadable. ...
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So I found and marked some bad clusters—now what?

I don't know exactly why, but hard drive failure happens to me quite often. This time around, three out of my eight drives failed almost at the same time (two HDDs and one SSD). I still don't know ...
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Corrupt Windows 7, Chkdsk finds errors continuously after multiple tries

My Windows 7 instance is all corrupt on my Dell XPS laptop (my kid hibernated it as it was starting). I got the Windows 7 installation disc and I try to repair the installation. The repair goes ...
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Power outage during disk wipe. What do I do now?

I was using Roadkil Diskwipe on an external hard drive and the power went out. I had removed it from any outlet connection by the time power was restored to prevent power-spike damage (it's on a surge ...
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The value of running CHKDSK on an SSD?

One of the things I commonly do on platter based HDD is run the chkdsk /f/r command while fixing computers. This made me think—as I am learning the do’s and don’ts of SSD drives; I recently got my ...
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Will chkdsk do detect any more errors beyond “Index verification” if run with /f as opposed to without /f?

So I was using an external USB HDD, NTFS-formatted, on a linux machine with Fuse-NTFS. The machine stopped responding and crashed, and I was forced to hard-reboot. I gave it about 2 full minutes to ...
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How do I stop a CHKDSK infinite loop?

I started up my Windows XP box last weekend after it had been off for quiet a while, at least a few months. At first, when I started it up I received a blue screen with no message, and it restarted. I ...
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Unmountable boot volume xp - halfway the loading screen

Power went off. When I rebooted I started receiving unmountable_boot_volume on windows loading screen (that is windows started loading progress bar and all, then stopped, kept trying to read some file ...
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“Insufficient disk space to correct error”, but >50% free

I had a "corrupt file system" error a few days agon on my Windows Server 2008 R2 and tried to run chkdsk to fix it. Running it during boot (error is on the boot drive) just stuck, but running it ...
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How to cancel CHKDSK while it's running on windows XP?

Whenever I have to manually shut off my computer, the next time it starts it runs CHKDSK. This takes forever and it never finds anything. Anyways, it's running right now and it will be a while before ...
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Recover data from HDD

Out of the blue, when I plugged in one of my external drives, I could only see a part of the contents in File Explorer; after trying to open the volume again a few times, I rebooted and was greeted by ...
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WinDirStat sees files that are not there - what's wrong?

I've been running WinDirStat to clean up my harddrive. One folder it reports as consisting of 2GB files, and it's also showing these files, but using explorer or the command line, there is nothing ...
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Will killing chkdsk on a PSP damage the memory card?

I have a PSP connected to the PC via data cable. It has a Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter that contains a 32gb Micro SD card. Awhile ago, the cable got disconnected unexpectedly and when I plug the PSP ...
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What does it mean if chkdsk runs for several days?

I ran into a problem where my Windows 8 computer all of a sudden ran really slowly. After opening up Task Manager, I noticed that 50% Disk Activity was being used, even though the total of all the ...
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In Command Prompt, chkdsk won't run at all

I am unable to boot into Windows 8 after restarting during when some mysterious process was using 50% Disk Activity. So, the first thing I'm trying is chkdsk, but it doesn't run at all. It simply says ...
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Windows 7 decided on its own to run CHKDSK.

CHKDSK started on boot up of Windows 7 and has now been running for over 1 hour. This is a new computer. Claims to be replacing invalid security ids. Up to file # 187000 now. What is the problem ...
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Hard drive looks empty after CHKDSK

My hard drive seem to have crashed, windows used scandisk on it for a long time. Now the disk appears empty, even though Windows claims that 200Gb are in use : If I show system files, now I see ...
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WinXP Hangs After Loading Mup.sys

Hardware: Dell Dimension 2400 2x 80Gb HHD (Drives C and E) Booting normally results in the system hanging at the Windows loading screen where the blue dots pass by. I booted into Safe Mode and ran ...
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Windows 2003 Server - Check Disk (chkdsk) is skipped during reboot

I have a Windows 2003 Standard Server, where Disk C: needs to be fixed with "chkdsk c: /f". Usually when the server is rebooted, the check-disk is executed. But this server skips the check-disk. I ...
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perform a CHKDSK on an NTFS image?

I have a system with a hard drive that has a few bad sectors. I used ddrescue to recover all available sectors on the drive, but the drive continues to develop new bad sectors so I junked it. Two runs ...
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Windows chkdsk replaced bad cluster - are files now corrupted?

I ran chkdsk on a drive and when it got to stage 4 (verifying file data), this message appeared for some files: Windows replaced bad clusters in file ###### of name \path\filename.ext Does this ...
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Is my “Generic” USB Flash Drive broken?

So here is the situation. I find myself technological knowledgeable about many things ( I love to code, whether it's websites, C#, C++ or so on). However: My 2 toddlers (my wife actually) bought me a ...
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Canceled chkdsk, chkdsk still runs

I was running a backup of a system on a drive and received the following error: Failed to copy X:\AbraSuite\data\HRPERSNL.DBF to B:\abrabackups\AbraSuite06.24.2013\HRPERSNL.DBF due to Error ...
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Windows Home Server (WHS) cyclic redundancy check error

I have received a cyclic redundancy check error on my Windows Home Server (WHS v1) for eight files. I followed these steps to repair it (found on SU) Run eventvwr.msc and go to the System section ...
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CHKDSK from a USB

I am currently on the GParted Live CD, and it is telling me that I have to run CHKDSK /f I am more that happy to do that, but I cannot boot into windows, and I do not have a Windows Recovery disk ...
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bitlocker stuck asking for chkdsk /r

I recently cloned my HDD to an SSD. I previously had Bitlocker, but disabled (decrypted) before cloning. Now that I've swapped in the SSD, I want to reenable Bitlocker. When it is almost done ...
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Windows Vista fails to boot BSOD

After fresh reinstall I get an error which says to run CHKDSK on the computer and the error code is 0x0000007B. I didn't even manage to boot it once. I managed to run checkdisk from vista installation ...
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Lost files only appear in chkdsk statistics

I'm expreriencing a strange problem with an external SD card which has been mistakenly pulled out from the pc reader. About half of the files seem to have been lost because they do not appear in the ...
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How do I clean my dirty bit?

For some reason, a large number of Windows 7 machines have all the sudden start invoking a dskchk any time computer restarts. So naturally I start googling around. First thing I found was KB831426. ...
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Windows 8 Disk Check on startup (chkntfs not working)

in the beggining I would like to mention that I'm REALLY pissed off. I've spent whole night to fix this and today I must go to work. So I'm unhappy user of Windows 8 I wanted to check my hard drive ...
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How can I rename a corrupt file without using CHKDSK?

How can I rename a corrupt file without using CHKDSK? It's a remote PC and I am not allowed to reboot it. Is there a way to fix or rename the file without rebooting?
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Is CHKDSK a warning sign of failing drive?

This morning CHKDSK ran on its own during boot. It scanned 1 out of 3 HDDs in my PC. Is it a warning sign that that particular HDD is about die?
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Slightly Corrupt Boot Drive - Can't AUTOCHK because I installed software and need to Restore. Can't Restore because the volume needs to be Autochk'd

After solving this Video card problem, on my Windows 7 box, I find myself with a slightly corrupted boot volume. It boots, but wants to run Autochk. Autochk refuses to run because I've reinstalled my ...
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How to get more information about repeatedly corruptions of a NTFS filesystem?

Brief description The problem I'll describe occures just recently on my Laptop, running Ubuntu and Win7. Ubuntu is installed on a SSD, and the additional HDD contains the Win7 installation (which ...