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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Is chkdsk /R /F /X C: safe? (In repair mode command prompt)

Is it safe/non-destructive to use chkdsk /R /F /X C: when you are in repair mode? I have a little issue with a Windows computer, and I read the chkdsk /? manual and it seemed that using the /X flag ...
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Is it sufficient to refresh an archival external HDD with chkdsk?

Some background: I have been helping my uncle, a photographer, maintain a system of storage for all his work (Terrabytes of images!). We do this by using two external hard drives for his data ...
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Windows won't boot - gives blue screen

Background Okay, so I have recently purchased a Sony Viao running Windows 7 Home Premium. It recently ran a CHKDSK scan at startup, which I thought was strange since I have not done anything to it ...
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Deleting index entry when running unscheduled CHKDSK

My OS is Windows XP SP3 32-bit. Why are there Deleting index entry.... lines when CHKDSK is executed, yet there is no error log when CHKDSK is running when scheduled to next restart? I also get ...
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Did chkdsk make it harder to restore files?

My friend asked me to try and fix his loaded Sansa Clip + which wasn't playing. After opening it in MSC mode I discovered that the Music directory was empty and total of all files was only a few MB. ...
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Recover strategy single bad sector in moricon

This week, my harddisk made me an early christmas present in the form of a single defect sector. To make up for the puny size of the present, it chose a sector inside moricons.dll for that. This ...
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chkdsk stops on 23 %

I have problems with my Windows System. Sometimes, there is a user login window and I can log in, but sometimes it freezes just before the login window. When I manage to enter Windows, it usually ...
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I found a some bad sectors with chkdsk. Should I be worried?

Yesterday I found a corrupted file in my external usb drive. Since I am using the drive quite often (I am running my vms over there) I decided to run the chkdsk on it This is the result 488384000 ...
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NTFS: chkdsk reports 11237 files on empty disk

Ok, there is actually 1 file reported by DIR, and the two directories contain 5 subdirectories. 21 directories if you count . and .. as DIR does. ATTRIB /s /d reports 12 entries, including the ...
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Windows 7 explorer crashing trying to read external hard disk

I have a 1TB Western Digital hard drive which is almost full and last time I tried to plug it into my laptop, I got a Windows dialog saying "this hard drive needs to be formatted". I did not panic ...
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chkdsk: What are large files and EA records? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chkdsk Questions When running chkdsk I often see some info re: large files and EA records? What are they? CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 35072 file records ...
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Windows XP - CHKDSK runs on every boot

Since 6th October I'm facing CHKDSK at boot problem on Windows XP SP3 machine. At every CHKDSK I get this message at log: CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... Usn Journal verification completed. ...
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Stop chkdsk when Windows 7 on one drive and Windows 8 on another

I installed Windows 8 (retail) on a new drive with my Windows 7 drive unplugged. So each Windows has no idea about the other one and I use the BIOS boot options to select which drive hence OS to boot ...
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Should I run Chkdsk at all?

My 6 year old Lenovo laptop running Win XP Home is taking lot of time to boot up. It complains every time I boot that some part of hard disk has been corrupted and asks me to run Chkdsk. I can ...
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What does it likely mean if I have to run CHKDSK every few weeks?

Every few weeks my computer will become unusably slow with lots of error messages e.g. "this or that has stopped working", or just won't boot into windows. I use the Windows Diagnostics / Fix utility ...
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How to fix NTFS MFT if chkdsk hangs?

Once my external has became too slow I've ran chkdsk /f. And it has found no problems. Next time (in a day approximately) I've ran it it still found no problems in files, indices and security ...
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Why does Windows run CHKDSK on every boot?

Every time I turn on my PC, I get the following message: Checking file system on E: The type of the file systen is NTFS. One of your disks need to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk ...
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Slow file operations, possible I/O error but chkdsk says OK

I've recently faced a strange problem. I use Directory Opus file manager that suddenly started to report an I/O error when trying to copy files onto one of my disks. The Windows Explorer did copy ...
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CHKDSK freezes at stage 2 for 3 days now

Last week on my laptop fair few files got corrupt. I cannot rename them, copy them or delete them. Files belong to visual studio so I cannot compile some of my projects, which I need to finish by ...
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Macbook pro hard drive not recognized by any means after using chkdsk /r on bootcamp

Good afternoon everyone, Here is my headache: I have (had?) a macbook pro late 2011 wtih bootcamp running in Win 7, the bootcamp partition started to give problems (corrupted data I recon) so I ...
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Is chkdsk ntfs suppose to get to stage 5 of 5 and start up again?

I need help badly, I was getting "blue screen" several times and was told by Windows to do a NTFS CHKDSK. I checked both areas for checking and fixing. This was 4 days ago and the checking ...
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Windows 7 Recurring Blue Screens: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x1A

I have recurring BSODs that really have me scratching my head. Here's a look at the errors: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x1A (ntoskrnl.exe) - I've seen this 9 times since April 2012 NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM 0x24 ...
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How can I calculate how many “free clusters” my 1.0 TB hard drive contains? (I am running chkdsk and it's taking forever..!)

How can I calculate the number of free clusters that exist on a freshly formateed NTFS 1.0 TB hard drive? I began running chkdsk (osn an external USB connected hard drive) about 12 hours ago and it ...
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I have a bunch of CHK files on my USB Drive that used to be my stories that I saved on there. How do I get them back?

Ok, so I am not sure why, but my USB flash drive isn't showing all of my stories that I typed and saved. It might be because I removed the USB flash drive without ejecting it safely. All of the ...
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How to set CHKDSK for drive C: in Windows 7

I recently got a 0xc000007b error whenever I tried to run some application software. I found that CHKDSK for C drive might be a solution. When I tried to do it from C drive properties, it said the ...
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Windows won't boot, recovery disk stalls, booting from linux usb reports failed to mount - input/output error

Here are the steps taken so far: Try booting in safe mode, and boot without networking -> Stalls at loading classpnp.sys Try booting in safe mode, do a repair -> Stalls no error Boot from windows 7 ...
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How to remove bad sectors information from cloned partition?

When some bad sectors ( literally 5 ) appeared on my previous HDD, I decided to replace it. I decided to clone whole drive using dd (run from GPartEd) in do-not-stop-on-read-error mode. That is: ...
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How can I induce a non-zero return code from chkdsk.exe?

I am writing a line-of-business utility that will, among other tasks, run chkdsk.exe in read-only mode on NTFS secondary data hard disks. To fully test my utility I need to induce a state on one of ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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Run CHKDSK on Disk other than disk 0?

I have three disks on my system, and one is a laptop disk that may be bad in a SATA enclosure hooked by USB 2. It is disk 1 in Windows (of disk 0, disk 1, and disk 2). I would love to run CHKDSK on ...
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CHKDSK is unable to fix NTFS errors

After my PC shutdown due to power failure, I noticed several errors in EventViewer. The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume ...
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Chkdsk hangs at “chkdsk is verifying usn journal…”

I'm trying to recover some data off a crashed hard drive using Windows System Recovery. Startup Repair just hangs for days (yes, literally) with no disk activity. So, I'm trying to run chkdsk c: /f ...
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Accessing and recovering files in C:\found.001\disk0001.chk

Files disappeared from my computer. On running a system search, they were found in C:\found.001\disk0001.chk I want to go in there and have a look, if there are other files there too, but it gives me ...
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How to run CHKDSK on Windows XP when XP won't start

My Gateway running Windows XP attempts to start Windows, but then restarts and won't ever finish loading Windows. I'd like to run CHKDSK to see if its a bad sector. However, since it can't load ...
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NTFS external hard drive only usable on linux

My Dad has a 2TB Seagate USB external hard drive (formatted NTFS) that is about 3 or 4 months old and has begun acting very strangely. If the hard drive is plugged in when you are starting or shutting ...
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Windows 7 CHKDSK reports “File record segment 3680 is unreadable” and then blue screens and reboots

My computer was working fine yesterday but I booted up this morning and everything was incredibly slow. I have done nothing special for the past few days so I assumed it could be a disk error. I set ...
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constant chkdsk and windows aero

I currently have a lenovo w500 with switchable graphics. everything was working fine until very recently. Anyway, after switching from the integrated to discrete graphics card windows aero suddenly ...
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Hard disk error, damaged Master Partition Table

My Hard disk just shows "Master Partition Table Corrupt" after I merged two partitions into one. CHKDSK is not able to repair (MPT mirror is also damaged), TestDisk also is not able to repair. It is ...
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Correcting error in index $i30 for file 4934

Every time I'm starting the computer, it starts chkdsk and I get this message and the scan doesn't move: Checking file system on C: the type of the file system is NFTS. Volume label is OS_Install. ...
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chkdsk (WinXP) keeps reporting errors but chkdsk (Vista/Win7) reports no errors

this is happening on 1 of my users WinXP notebook. in WinXP: I did a "chkdsk c: /F" chkdsk runs during the next reboot, fixes errors and completes successfully. however subsequent "chkdsk c:" checks ...
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STOP c00021a after CHKDSK

Windows 7 recently did ran CHKDSK at boot time on my Windows 7 laptop, the HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx. After the system finished checking the disk, on which it did find problems, it rebooted. I then was ...
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exFAT to NTFS formatting troubles

I recently ran a chkdsk on 2.5" 230GB SATA HDD but the plug was pulled before the end of the chkdsk and since then it wouldn't boot up. Deciding to scrap all data on the HDD (no longer needed it), I ...
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How did chkdsk repair a failing drive (ntfs) that was even flapping in the bios? [closed]

One of my client PC's blue screened overnight and wouldn't boot. The system post was hanging also for about 10 seconds trying to find the drive. System would not boot afterwards saying "inaccessible ...
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chkdsk unable to free space on corrupted RAID 0 partition

I have a two 1TB SATA drives configured in RAID 0. The partition is showing as 100% full despite only containing several hundred gigabytes of data. When Windows boots, chkdsk attempts to ...
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How do I fix my NTFS partition if chkdsk keeps aborting before concluding?

When running chkdsk /f from the Windows 7 installation DVD, it quits in the second stage (of three) saying it "failed to transfer logged messages." Normally it would say this after finishing, but it ...
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My External Hardrive Just Asked Me To Run CHKDSK When I Plugged It In, Replace It?

I just plugged in my External HD and Windows 7 asked me to scan it for errors. I also noticed that some files that I just put on it from my Windows 7 machine dont work on my Macbook Pro Windows VM, ...
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Why is NTFS case sensitive?

I personally thought that NTFS was case insensitive, since you can type cmd, CMD, cMd or even CmD and still get the command prompt. However, why is it that during a CHKDSK x: /f /r, sometimes it fixes ...
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windows 7: Event 55 The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable

Here is a real bad one! Windows 7 RTM with SP1 installed [Version 6.1.7601]. Recently tried to delete some folder on my hard drive and Windows prompted "Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is ...
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running chkdsk /F on a large mounted NTFS image file gets BSOD (Windows Vista)

Using ddrescue, I've created ISO files from the C: and D: drives on my Windows XP laptop's harddisk (after the laptop stopped booting and chkdsk etc. wouldn't fix it). I was able to mount the 60 GB ...
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How to disable auto chkdsk on windows startup for ALL drives?

I have system with multiple drive partitions, both Windows and Linux. The problem is, during startup windows tries to run autochk on every partition possible (including ex4 and such, those it sees as ...