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 resurrect unbootable windows 7

My wife's windows 7 is dead (sony vaio VPCEA3L1E). It cannot even allow the recovery console or safe mode. When the computer starts, it tries to boot windows and stops at a lovely blue screen. I can ...
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Server requites chkdsk after every power cycle

I've discovered that after every shutdown, Windows Server 2008 R2 will automatically go to the system recovery, and I have to run chkdsk /r and let it complete. Then after the reboot, it will boot ...
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How do we tell from the log of a chkdsk, check success or fail?

I did a chkdsk C: /r and this is what I had from event viewer: Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is ACER. A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now ...
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What should I do when chkdsk “cannot open volume” during restart?

On my my Windows XP SP3 box, when running Windows normally, from the command prompt I type chkdsk C: /R (or, equivalently, in Windows Explorer, right-click on the C: drive->Properties->Tools->Check ...
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CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives

When I run the chkdsk command on my boot drive, I get an error message "CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives." What does this mean, and how can I fix it? C:\>chkdsk c: The type of the file ...
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How can I run chkdsk on boot up for multiple drives in Windows (Vista)?

I know how to run a chkdsk on boot for C:. How can I schedule chkdsk to run on boot for multiple drives (which normally will just be checked inside Windows)?
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Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?

So I have a situation and I need to figure out what to do about it before Hurricane Irene hits Saturday evening. I mentioned in another question that I'm running (the GUI equivalent of) chkdsk /r on a ...
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Why is chkdsk using 90% of my RAM?

When I built my new computer, I gave my old one to my parents who were in dire need of an upgrade, after cleaning everything out of it, of course, leaving just the OS and a few programs. It worked ...
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How to save chkdsk results to a .txt file?

Is there a way to get the results of chkdsk with the /f switch to a .txt file instead of having to go to the event viewer? EDIT: I want to get the output of what chkdsk fixed, not just what errors ...
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Would Chkdsk be faster in Windows failsafe mode?

I have a failing 500Go external USB HDD (Buffalo Drivestation). I am rather skeptical at recovering anything, but still, I want to try. I am running a chkdsk H: \f \r \x on it, and it is quite some ...
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Why isn't scheduled chkdsk running on reboot?

I have a laptop with reported NTFS errors in the System log (visible in the Event Viewer). My first step was to schedule chkdsk and have the user let it run when they got home. This didn't work, so ...
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On system start, chkdsk corrected errors and all data lost

Today when I turned OFF my PC, all was well and System Restore was also enabled on all critical partitions. In the evening when I turned ON my PC, chkdsk took control before Windows could start. It ...
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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 ...