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 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 ...
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chkdsk: setting a specific path is not working

I can set the drive (volume), but not directory path or file path. chkdsk (with /h) utility shows that I could set the optional parameter path and filename, but I get the following message instead. ...
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WinXP - forced root filesystem check skipped during reboot

The forced system drive (or root filesystem or in this case c:) filesystem check by HDD properties->tools->check now or by chkdsk c: /f is not executed at the next reboot. I'm aware I could check the ...
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Windows 7 64 bit errors

I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box so forgive me if this is posted wrong. Every couple of months I run the "chkdisk" function of Windows 7 and just discovered errors that when corrected crash my ...
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Windows 8 Disk Error Checking

Windows 8 has a new approach to checking the disk for inconsistencies, and I'm confused about what I'm seeing. In the properties dialog for C: I launch the disk error checker. It says I don't need ...
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Unable to perform chkdsk /r on external usb drive

I ran chkdsk /f on my external USB drive, it found some errors and corrected them. Then I try to run chkdsk /r (I also tried to add /x) on it, but it stays at 0% and the drive makes noise. Any ideas?
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Windows 8 fails to perform “Offline” chkdsk scan during boot

chkdsk won't run during boot on my Win8 (Pro RTM 64-bit, from MSDN) laptop even though I've requested it using chkdsk /f C: and fsutil dirty set C:. In my event log, I get the following events which ...
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Windows 8 Advanced Recovery Options are missing

chkdsk found inconsistencies on my system partition, but only runs in read-only mode because it can't lock the partition exclusively (yes, even during reboot). I want to run the Startup Command ...
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Use a Win 7 Ultimate CD to repair Win 7 Home

I am suspecting my Win 7 Home has some hard drive issue, probably bad index. According to this thread, I was wondering if it's possible to use a Win 7 Ultimate CD to repair Win 7 Home.
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Windows 8 Slow boot from CHKDSK

At our tech shop, we have 2 PCs set up for doing offline virus scanning, disk checking, etc. One PC runs Windows XP (and has an IDE controller available), and the other is running Windows 8. That is ...
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Frequency of running chkdsk for a Win7 machine

When I boot up or restart my computer, I sometimes get the countdown timer for running chkdsk and I usually bypass this and boot on into Windows. Is there a good frequency at which to allow your ...
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Does a manually initiated crash (bugcheck 0xDEADDEAD) trigger a disk-check?

Windows has an advanced function built-in that lets a user manually initiate a BSOD. It is a debugging tool used to halt the system in the event of (though not necessarily limited to) a hang or ...
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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Safe mode boot with no change on screen but ongoing hard disk activity - why?

I have a machine with a dying hard drive - bad sectors are starting to multiply :-( The first sign (24 hours ago) was that it had an unmountable boot volume. At this time, I tried booting to safe ...
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Windows 8 Disk Check on startup

So I have a windows 8 box that may or may not actually have something wrong with it. But right now the most important thing to me is to get it to skip the disk check so I can actually see what is ...
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CHKDSK error code 766f6c756d652e63 3f1

On a Windows 7 computer, running chkdsk /r /f C: in repair mode, it gives the error, Unspecified error 766f6c756d652e63 3f1. or something like that. I have tried the following: uninstalling all ...
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Windows undetectable after interrupted chkdsk

I have a computer that is running Windows XP. For some reason, the other day it wouldn't start giving me the following message: "ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt" So I put the XP disc in the tray ...
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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 ...