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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Faster chkdsk alternative

I think at some point my laptop's (secondary) internal hard drive was disconnected, and it seems like there are a lot of bad sectors (though I don't think anything is inherently wrong with the drive?)....
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Windows 2003 Server - Check Disk (chkdsk) is skipped during reboot

I have a Windows 2003 Standard Server, where Disk C: needs to be fixed with "chkdsk c: /f". Usually when the server is rebooted, the check-disk is executed. But this server skips the check-disk. I ...
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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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ntfsresize says NTFS partition inconsistent but chkdsk doesn't find anything

I am trying to shrink a NTFS partition on which, currently, Win10 is installed. The hard disk is a SSD. Disk management utility is not allowing me to shrink even a bit. It shows the amount of shrink ...
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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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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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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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Advanced System Care 9.3 showing hard-drive error in Windows 10 but

I have a weird problem Advanced System Care shows me that you have a Hard Drive Error but when I check it using Windows chkdsk command in Windows 10 CMD (using all parameters) it says fine no errors. ...
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Windows chkdsk replaced bad cluster - are files now corrupted?

I ran chkdsk on a drive and when it got to stage 4 (verifying file data), this message appeared for some files: Windows replaced bad clusters in file ###### of name \path\filename.ext Does this ...
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The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3: which disk corresponds in Computer Management?

In Windows 10 64-bit, I went to Event Viewer saw this error: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR3 I looked in Computer Management > Disk Management, but not sure which ...
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Files on my secondary hard disk keep disappearing and can be recovered with CHKDSK /F, but CHKDSK /R and SMART find nothing wrong

My desktop has an SSD (840 Evo) as my boot drive and a 3TB WD Red as my data storage drive. I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my desktop because it was becoming pretty bloated, and since then I've ...
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Who can explain the new options of chdsk on Windows 8/10?

Who can explain the new options of chdsk on Windows 8/10 ? The new options are 1./scan 2./forceofflinefix 3./perf 4./spotfix 5./sdcleanup 6./offlinescanandfix 7./freeorphanedchains 8./markclean ...
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CHKDSK stuck on USN Journal

I ran a chkdsk on my failing 3TB WD Green and it's been 18 hours since it ran. It's now frozen on verifying the USN journal. See picture: Seeing as it's frozen, can I unplug my hard drive?
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CHKDSK doesn't complete, can't clear dirty bit

At some unknown point, the dirty bit on my C: was set (verified with fsutil), and now chkdsk runs on every boot. However, it always aborts at ~51%, preventing the dirty bit from being turned off. I ...
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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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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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Repairing a specific file or folder in windows 7 with chkdsk or alternative program

I have a 500 GB NTFS partition on which there is a folder that I know contains some bad sectors.So to save time and resources, Is there any possible way to run chkdsk or alternative program to repair ...
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What does “the wrong volume is in the drive” mean?

My phone took a bath in the river a few days ago. The phone is dead, but the SD card works still. However it is excruciatingly slow! The average read speed is well under 50kb/s. To copy 32GB of data ...
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Cannot Manage Flash Drive

I have a brand new Kingston DTSE9 64GB flash drive formatted as exFAT. I was able to use the flash drive at home on my Dell laptop (64 bit Windows 10, Administrator), so now it has some files on it. ...
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HDD corrupted after having put it on the docking station

Basically I bought a "DOCKING STATION HARD DISK 3,5 2,5 IDE SATA HD" (just google it to check what it is; I bought it as cheap SATA->USB thing) and after I tried to connect to my mother's netbook to ...
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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: C:\...
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Chkdsk consistently failing due to no free space but it has 90% free space

I have a drive that I suspect is a bit borked but none of the sensors or alerts have gone off on it. Regardless I decided to move important files out of it before replacing it. But any move ...
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Scan this USB for errors constant popup

Whenever I plug in my USB stick on a Windows PC, I get the message that my disk is corrupt and if I would like to fix it. Note that choosing to fix it brings up this window (I'm using a Dutch system):...
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Force boot time chkdsk to show progress in Windows 10

How do I force a boot-time chkdsk to show progress, like they did in Windows 7? I want to make sure it is running (and to stare at the data)
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I have disabled the DVD on my IBM Thinkpad, now it will not start

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 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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chkdisk on Windows7: MFT Bitmap Attribute is Incorrect

I ran chkdisk on my misbehaving Dell Vostro Laptop's C: (NTFS) from the command line in Safe mode and it shows: The Master File Table's Bitmap Attribute is incorrect. The Volume Bitmap is incorrect....
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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 “chkdsk /r” stuck on stage 4

I know that there are many questions about this topic but I think my situation is a bit different and since I'm a newbie, I'd need some tips and help specific for my case. I have a Windows 8 pc which ...
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CHKDISK on boot detects corrupt attribute records - what should we do now?

Running an 8-year old desktop PC with Windows 7, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor 3.40GHz, 4GB RAM, with a Samsung HD103SJ ATA hard disk (920Gb). Used fairly lightly by one user for most of those 8 ...
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Pen drive corrupted or Encrypted ? How to recover

My name is Manoj. I have a 16 GB sony pendrive. When I plugged it, it shows 12 GB of it is filled. But there where no files in it. I tried even unchecking hide system files in folder options. Then I ...
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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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How to set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? Windows xp [duplicate]

How can I set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? This articles answers this question, but I can't get it to work. enter link description here -- "Basically if you just want to run chkdsk /f or maybe ...
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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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take ownwership of system folder of external HDD [duplicate]

I would like to access 'system volume information' folder of my external HDD (WD my book 2TB) to view results of chkdsk process. (I want to know the list of damaged file names) When I try to open the ...
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In chkdsk, what is spot fixing?

(Related to, but different from: In chkdsk, what is an online scan?.) Running Windows 8.0 Pro, chkdsk has a /spotfix option that Runs spot fixing on the volume. What is spot fixing? If it relates to ...
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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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Repair an error:read-only efi partition

Again stumbling from one problem to the next. I recently installing OpenSuse13.2 parallel to win10. Worked nice. Then I decided to reintall, but Suse Leap, deleting the old Suse installation. At the ...
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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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List of damaged files from chkdsk process [duplicate]

I chkdsk'ed my external HDD and found that some files have been damaged. Can I get the full list of deleted files from this chkdsk process? Command prompt window shows part of the file list but even ...
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List of deleted files from chkdsk process [duplicate]

I chkdsk'ed my external HDD and found that some files have been damaged. Can I get the full list of deleted files from this chkdsk process? Even I scroll up to the top, I can't see the entire file ...
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chkdsk stopped before it's done?

I ran 'chkdsk /r' command on command prompt on my Windows 7 64-bit. As in the picture, the process finished while it says '10 percent complete'. I think it took about 8~10 hours. It's a 2 TB Western ...
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Kernel Security Failure & Missing Boot Disk Space WIN8

As the title states I am missing a large amount (8GB) of disk space after some memory error. I ran chkdsk and there was no corrupted portions of the drive. However, this space isn't accountable ...
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I cannot disable CHKDSK on Windows XP

Every time I happen to shut off my computer manually, it runs automatically a CHKDSK check before starting up. I tried to edit the registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\...
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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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knowing which file(s) is non-readable

* not a duplicate, I have windows, commands on "Find file or directory by NTFS id" are not w orking. * How can I know the name of the file(s) that is non-readable on my external drive ? chkdsk /r ...
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Why is SFC /scannow Corrupt and CHKDSK gave error 0x800f081f?

I've tried to run sfc /scannow 3 times and restart between them, but it's not solved by that way. I've tried CHKDSK too but it still error. Also, I've tried CHKDSK with the online but cant fix them. ...
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Does scandisk/CHKDSK produce a log file when running before login?

I scheduled and ran CHKDSK after restart, but it took a long time, so I left it to run all night. In the morning, it had finished and the computer had logged in, but I had no way of knowing if it ...
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How chkdsk can scan or repair files if volume still being used?

We all know chkdsk /r wont work after welcome screen, It shows like this: but before welcome screen & after win 7 glowing screen chkdsk /r works, why? before welcome screen also volume is being ...
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How to understand this two results?

I scan my C Drive using chkdsk, it came like this: chkdsk scan completes in 1 minute. It shows 12 Kb bad sectors. I scan my C Drive using MiniTool Partition Wizard.It came like this: It shows 9 ...