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 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?
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What can I do with .chk files in FOUND.000 folders?

Just discovered I have gotten a FOUND.000 folder on my usb drive. I guess from running chkdsk once. It has three files in it: FILE0000.CHK FILE0001.CHK FILE0002.CHK What exactly can I do with ...
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Vista's chkdsk just deleted lots files - can i recover them?

I didnt know it was going to delete stuff! it didnt even ask me if it was ok to. But it went and deleted a lot of photos and music off my harddrive. Is there anyway i can recover them?
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why does chkdsk always report errors on a bad shutdown

Once in a while, Windows XP hangs on my laptop (usually when going into standby or hibernate and occasionally on startup) and I have to forcefully poweroff. Ususally chkdsk never runs automatically (I ...
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Need a way to turn off chkdsk at startup [duplicate]

My laptop was working fine, but I ran a comprehensive disk check (Stage 1--5) just for the heck of it. The check stops at stage 4 and gives no feedback. I let it sit there for 1.5 hours but it didn't ...
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CHKDSK at boot time on windows 7 without a reason

My new PC with a fresh windows 7 starts a chkdsk during boot time maybe once a week. The chkdsk always finishes with 0 problems and the computer restarts into windows as normal. I always shutdown ...
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Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check) during hard drive format?

I received a new HDD from my uncle, RAW file system. Tried CHKDSK, but it didn't work because of the RAW file system. Update I ran SpinRite 6 overnight and it got nowhere. Stayed at 0% for the ...
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What does chkdsk do, exactly?

I have attempted to read a bit about chkdsk but I still don't conceptually understand what it does. From Microsoft: "Creates and displays a status report for a disk based on the file system. Chkdsk ...
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How to safely abort chkdsk?

I am running chkdsk on a 1TB external hard drive. The scan is at stage 5 (scanning free space). It is taking forever... Is there a safe way to abort this? The drive has less than 20GB worth of stuff ...
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SFC identified damaged files, but where to get source files for repair?

I have run SFC /SCANNOW on my Vista notebook. SFC identified server files that it said were also damaged in the backup location. The log in \windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log identifies all the problem files - ...
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Disk consistency check hangs - Windows XP

Whenever I turn on my PC I get a warning that the “system disks must be checked for consistency”. When it starts it goes through step 1 of 3 fine, but when it gets to step 2 (verifying indexes) just ...
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Why does CHKDSK run everytime I boot my Windows 7 machine?

Every time I boot my Windows 7 machine, CHKDSK runs. I have a feeling that the operating system is trying to tell me something, but I don't understand what it is. Any ideas? Everything works fine so ...
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Incredibly slow computer but without obvious cause

A friend has asked me to help him out with a laptop that has begun to run incredibly slow. The machine previously worked efficiency but recently has become unbearable slow. The machine is a Toshiba ...
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External hard drive no longer recognized as NTFS

I'm running Vista 64 with all the latest updates, and am having trouble accessing my external Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1.5TB drive. It shows up in the provided Seagate Manager software, and in ...
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chkdsk doesn't repair the file system corruption I have, now what?

Operating system is Windows XP w/SP3. While running Paragon Disk Wiper, to clean the unused portion of my system partition of garbage, it belches and comes up with this error "Incorrect dir structure ...
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Full physical hd check

I would like to run a full, sector-by-sector, physical check on some external hard drives. As far as I know,chkdsk does not supply this option. Is there a workaround under chkdsk, or a good ...
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scheduled chkdsk on Windows 7 blinking the hard disk light every 5 seconds, what can I do?

PG&E (the local electricity company) came and took out the old power meters and put in a new ones by brute force and with no advance notice in our neighborhood, so my computer went down in power. ...