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 it safe to use 'chkdsk.exe' of the Windows 7 DVD on Windows XP? Repair mode is unable to output to log

Because it's newer and hopefully has fewer bugs, I'd like to run chkdsk.exe not from my Windows XP, but from the Windows 7 DVD. While I could simply boot from it, copying it to the hard drive would ...
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Disk errors persist after cloning

I have an Asus Laptop that came with a Seagate HDD. Chkdsk could not fix some errors on that original disk, so I decided to buy a new one: a Western Digital with the exact same size (500 GB). Then I ...
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Can you run chkdsk using a Windows boot CD on a Linux NTFS partition?

This question made me wonder: "Can you run chkdsk using a Windows boot CD on a Linux NTFS partition?" Would it cause more problems, or fix them as in Windows? I can't see why not, but I could not ...
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CHKDSK in Linux…?

My computer has taken a dive and it will not boot up. I have reasons to believe that it is the hard drive. I would like to run CHKDSK but I cannot get the computer to boot up into Windows. My ...
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What is the difference between chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r?

/F Fixes errors on the disk. /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F). (from dir /?) It just sounds like the same thing to me. I never ...
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How do you run chkdsk on every reboot?

There was a question a short while ago, Run Program Before Login Screen Appears, where I thought he meant specifically he wanted to run chkdsk on boot based on the picture, but he really wanted to run ...
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Hard disk has one foot out the door. What should I do?

My computer has always had a loud (Fujitsu) hard drive drive. Since I bought it in 2007, its ticking has been noticeable during normal activity. Increasingly, it's made loud CLACK sounds (every ...
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CHKDSK stop (no response) at stage 2 (verifying indexes)

I am using Windows 7. I was trying to synchronize the folder. Then the FreeFileSync freeze. I think there is some problem to my folder. Then I tried to copy the folder to another location. When ...
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Windows CHKDSK starts when 6 seconds have passed

After reading this thread I might have figured out why the CHKDSK-prompt starts. But the biggest problem is that when it prompts me with Press any key with in 10..0 seconds, nothing happens until ...
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Why can't I repair my Windows XP installation? Partitioned [unknown] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP DELL laptop? I have a computer that I need to do a installation repair on. It's running a SATA drive and ...
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Chkdsk Questions

Recently in running chkdsk /r on my system drive (platter drive, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) I've gotten back "4 EA records processed" and "76 reparse records processed". Am I right in assuming these ...
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Stopping CHKDSK

When chkdsk performs an autocheck, it allows you to cancel the check by pressing a key within 10 seconds. It takes many attempts for it to acknowledge the key press, though. Am I the only one ...
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Resized Partition now Windows startup error

I installed Windows 7 on a new partition then tried to wipe out my old Vista partition. After I finally was able to resize my new partition to the whole disk using Gparted, Windows won't boot up ...
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chkdsk, SeaTools, and “does not have enough space to replace bad clusters”

When I tried to do a Windows Vista Complete PC Backup, I received an error message that blathered about bad sectors. Then, when I ran chkdsk /r on the destination drive, this is what I got: ...
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can't run chkdsk, autochk.exe corrupted

Vista64 - at least 3 files are bad, disk may have bad sectors. One broken file is the one that runs CHKDSK at re-boot: AUTOCHK.EXE. I believe the disk has bad sectors - from err msgs. Now: how can I ...
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Why does chkdsk produce “Correcting error in index $I30 for file 33267” and then freeze?

I am running chkdsk like this: chkdsk k: /x I get this error: Correcting error in index $I30 for file 33267. What does it mean? Here's the full problem: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] ...
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What is the upercase file?

I ran a chkdsk and it stated it was correcting the upercase file. Out of complete curiosity I Googled it but couldn't find any info. Anyone know what this file is?
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I have disabled the DVD on my IBM thinkpad now it will not start - what should I do?

I was having issues with the DVD on my IBM thinkpad so I foolishly decided to disable it. Now it will not boot. After starting it,a blue screen comes up and tells me to run the "chkdsk /F" command, ...
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Windows 7 chkdsk fails on restart with “chkdsk cancelled”

I'm trying to sort out a problem on my wife's laptop. The event log has many errors: The device, \Device\Hardisk0\DR0, has a bad block. So, I'd like to run chkdsk /r /f on it. I do that in a CMD ...
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Chkdsk on potentially failing external hard drive

I was recently using a virtual machine from my external drive when VMware stopped, saying a file on the drive had an issue. I may have bumped the USB cord and I think the drive dismounted then ...
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chkdsk won't work on secondary drive

I have a secondary drive in a USB caddy attached to my WinXP SP3 laptop. Occasionally I will receive a system tray warning that the 2nd drive contains errors, and to run chkdsk. The drive is NTFS, ...
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How to disable Windows disk verification on boot permanently? [duplicate]

My windows chkdsk every boot. How to disable that?
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Windows xp: I want chkdsk to run at every boot

I've seen different question about how to stop this behaviour but I really want it to happen. I have a videopoker machine that gets turned off brutally from an external power button so often I can get ...
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Windows 7: Why does it run CHKDSK most restarts?

It seems every time I restart my PC (W7 ultimate 64-bit) it runs CHKDSK. Is this normal, and if so is it configurable?
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chkdsk “An unspecified error occurred (696e647863686b2e e19)”

System is Win7x64 Pro on Core i7-920, 12GB I'm experiencing some system flakiness and am trying to pin down the cause. SMART shows zero bad sectors, zero pending reallocations on all drives ...
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What triggers a chkdsk?

So, the last 4 times I booted my laptop, a disk consistency check (chkdsk) got launched twice without errors found. It made me wonder what could be reasons for Windows to schedule a chkdsk. Anyone? ...
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diagnose “corrupt file” problems

My computer has been crashing the last couple weeks pretty regularly (at least once a day). A lot of times things I do will display a little notification in the bottom right saying something about a ...
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Windows 7/Windows 7 two hdd dual boot - chkdsk runs after reboot/shutdown

I have a machine that came with Windows 7 64bit on one hard drive (ssd). I installed Windows 7 using the OEM recovery disks on a second drive (ssd) and I am currently dual booting using the BIOS boot ...
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XP CHKDSK finds error when run in OS or safe mode, but does not find errors using /F on restart

I have an XP system that reports "CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap" when CHKDSK is run from the normal XP environment or from command-line safe mode. When I ...
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Checkdisk is stalling partway through a scan

In Vista, when I run checkdisk at boot, it consistently stalls at 60%. I have tried running it three times. I now have a new second hard drive that is a clone of the original problematic drive. ...
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critical events in hard disk

I'm using acronis drive monitor to see if my hard drive is getting hotter. and it seems like there's no problem in temperature but I see critical events: The critical events are growing when I turn ...
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Where are the results of chkdsk located in Windows 7?

I recently ran the chkdsk in Windows 7 on my local C: drive. After chkdsk completed, the results flashed on the screen for a few seconds and then the computer booted up. I wasn't able to read the ...
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How safe is it to run CHKDSK on an SSD?

I recently saw Windows 7 pop up a warning or two that I should run chkdsk on my laptop. My laptop came with an SSD and I'm not sure if there are any negative implications to running chkdsk on such a ...
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Windows 7 does not run chkdsk on reboot even when it is scheduled

I have a corrupt directory which I cannot delete and when I run CHKDSK in read only mode it finds errors (orphaned files). However since it is on my main (and only) partition I cannot run it with /R ...
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How long can I expect a chkntfs to run on 500 GB drive?

I put Win 7 on my gaming laptop and it kept giving me a dirty bit - kept starting with that disk check, so I looked around the web and followed directions to do a chkntfs . It would have been ...
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What would cause a PC to shut down while still supplying power to certain components?

This is an HP Pavilion 533w running Windows XP. According to the owner, it's been working fine since 2002 (yeah, it's pretty old, but I'd like to fix it if I can). Then, just recently, it started ...
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How to run chkdsk if I can't boot to Windows

I have a NTFS partition with Windows XP but it has bad sectors and it can't boot. It's a SATA drive and the Windows CD can't access it because it's missing it's drivers, I don't have a floppy drive ...
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If I chkdsk a partition, does it scan the entire drive for errors?

If I run a windows chkdsk on a single partition and tell it to check for errors at boot time, does it check the entire physical drive, or just that partition? So if you have a dual boot and tell ...
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How often should I run CHKDSK? [closed]

For as long as I remember, I've been running CHKDSK once a month. However, with the advent of the "modern" operating system (i.e., Windows 7), I wonder if that's still necessary. Could I do it once a ...
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Run chkdsk on two disks simultaneously?

I'm using Windows 7. Is it possible to run chkdsk on two disks simultaneously? I'm running chkdsk on one drive right now, but when I try to start running it on another drive it just closes. I am ...
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Where are the results of the XP Disk Error Checking utility logged?

Last Friday, before I left work, I started a disk error check using the GUI found on the Tools tab of the disk properties. I checked the boxes for "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for ...
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Bad Sectors on Hard Drive

I run check disk pretty regularly on my hard drive, and lately it's been saying that I have some bad sectores (66, to be exact). I've run smartctl and HD Tune. Both tell me that I have bad sectors and ...
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Adobe AIR Corrupt file

I got this software that requires adobe AIR, I've installed it and I keep getting this corrupt file message: AdobeAIRInstaller.exe - Corrupt File The file or directory C:\$Mft is corrupt and ...
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Chkdsk message: “Index Entries referencing file 841231 will not be validated because the file contains too many filenames”

I have a strange situation on a hard-worn HDD. When I run chkdsk on it, I keep getting the message "Index Entries referencing file 841231 will not be validated because the file contains too many ...
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Windows 7 keeps insisting that it needs to check disk for consistency, but never does

Lately Windows 7 has been telling me that I need to check disk D: for consistency. This happens more than 50% of the time when booting up. The first time, I didn't touch anything so that it would go ...
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Scan disk runs on every boot with Windows XP

I have four drives on my computer. The problem is that each time I start the computer the scan disk check (CHKDSK) runs for a drive even if I shut down my computer properly. I ran the thorough scan ...
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Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package

When I reboot my Windows 7 machine, I get the error: Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package The only way I can get rid of it is to boot from the Windows ...
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Windows XP not able to boot after loading isapnp.sys driver

When i power on my DELL Latitude E6400 laptop running on Windows XP SP3, i get a black screen and hangs after that. So I tried to boot through safe mode which hangs after loading the driver ...
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How to stop scheduled chkdisk on windows 7?

I have a problem with windows 7 64-bit. I was trying out chkdsk command line options and scheduled a chddsk /r on next start. After that I disassembled the laptop on which I set the chkdsk. After I ...
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What are “reparse records”?

My computer just did a chkdisk, and when it finished processing file records, it said it had processed "44 reparse records". What exactly are they?