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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Will killing chkdsk on a PSP damage the memory card?

I have a PSP connected to the PC via data cable. It has a Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter that contains a 32gb Micro SD card. Awhile ago, the cable got disconnected unexpectedly and when I plug the PSP ...
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How can I view the terminal execution log of chkdsk when ran at boot time?

If I issue chkdsk /R on a removable drive, I get a nice execution status report with a few stats such as an ETA. When I want to do the same on my system drive, however, I must reboot and, in order ...
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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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NTFS Partition disappeared after windows chkdsk

I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, and share(d) a 3TB GUID NTFS partition between the two. This worked fine for ages. Yesterday I did a large file copy from a suspect (perhaps failing) ext3 partition: ...
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Bad sectors vs spare/reserve sectors and how the OS and disk interpret them

From what I understand, there are two fundamental ways sectors are marked bad: OS performs IO read/write instruction. The sector is replaced with a spare and marked bad. Disk's low-level ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Unable to delete files in USB

I am not able to delete files in my USB flash drive. Technically, it looks like I deleted them at the time, but the the files seems to revive every time I reconnect the USB drive to my laptop. No ...
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Pen drive has a write-protected issue

My pen drive has become write0protected. Even when I am trying to format it is giving write-protected problem. I tried many solutions I found on the internet, but all failed. Here are my pen drive ...
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Chkdsk gives following output “NTFSNTFSNTFSNTFS”

I have Windows 8.1 Pro N x64 and I got an error saying "This directory is corrupt" so I decided to run a chkdsk on my C: drive. I put in the Command prompt "chkdsk /f C:" but It gave me the output of ...
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Is there a way to figure out the exact sector numbers of clusters “chkdsk” reports as bad?

Recently I run chkdsk after it finished it showed 4 clusters in size 4kb are bad, is there any way to know the sector numbers of them?
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CHKDSK finds no errors but drive keeps on failing

So here is the problem: I have an external disk that I use to store all the archived data, e.g. photos, movies, etc. The drive is formatted as NTFS, and checking the Disk Management tool from the ...
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Windows 8 hang on startup and chkdsk /f /r

Trying to fix a friends Lenovo p400 laptop. The drive is a samsung spin point one terabyte drive. The system hangs during booting, will go into system recovery, or the uefi firmware settings screen. ...
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Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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Disk Error on a Dell Notebook with Windows 8.1 “The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.”

Recently my computer freezes for minutes and after reboot I see in the Event Viewer many Errors such as "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block." I have run chkdsk c:/R/B and chkdsk ...
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CHKDSK from a USB

I am currently on the GParted Live CD, and it is telling me that I have to run CHKDSK /f I am more that happy to do that, but I cannot boot into windows, and I do not have a Windows Recovery disk ...
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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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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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chkdsk unable to free space on corrupted RAID 0 partition

I have a two 1TB SATA drives configured in RAID 0. The partition is showing as 100% full despite only containing several hundred gigabytes of data. When Windows boots, chkdsk attempts to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I tell if chkdsk is working?

I ran chkdsk D: /F /R /V in admin cmd prompt, but all it says is: Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid. Volume Serial Number is ABCD-1234 Windows is verifying files ...
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How much resources does Chkdsk (formatting) use?

I just received an RMA'd 4TB Red hard drive replacement. I'm thinking I should run a full format (i.e. fully chkdsking it) to verify the drive and flag any bad sectors, especially since RMAs are ...
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After running disk check on an external hard drive, folders and files disappeared

I have a 1TB external hard drive( NTFS, my passport Western Digital). Yesterday I right clicked on the drive in Windows 7 my computer > properties > tools -> check now > and I check both these boxes: ...
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chkdsk exits/quits in the middle of stage 2

I am trying to fix a external HDD, running chkdsk with /f or /r or /x, it doesnt matter which one, will always result in exit during stage 2. Why does it exit without a message or anything? I need ...
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Win8 partition won't boot and can't be accessed from other OS's on same machine

A few years ago I purchased a Lenovo X220 running Window 7 on a regular SATA mechanical drive. After using it for a while, I partitioned the drive and installed Windows 8 so I could dual boot (and ...
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How to automatically run chkdsk on startup after forceful shutdown/powerloss

How can I (in Windows 10) run checkdisk (chkdsk /f) automatically on boot after a forceful shutdown/powerloss. My Purpose: Forceful shutdown/powerloss are the one (and mostly only?) reason I know ...
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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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chkdsk - Recover lost files using windows chkdsk log

Windows 7 Chkdsk searched my flash drive for bad sector recovery, and it deleted hundreds of my most important folder and files. unfortunately I have not any new backup from them. The file system is ...
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Win 7 Login automatically logs me off after running CHKDSK

I'm currently running Win 7 Enterprise and I have 2 hard drives. I ran a CHKDSK on both drives. The process took about 7 hours to complete. Once it completed it brought me to the login-screen. I ...
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Can not access to Hard Drive in Windows 7

I have a old laptop HDD, which i have plugged into my laptop using a HDD Adapter via USB. Now the Hard disk is visible on computer management in windows 7 but not in the explorer. Now from the ...
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How do I fix an ntfs filesystem on a RAID5 volume?

I have a RAID5 volume with an ntfs filesystem of which chkdsk keeps telling me there are 5 unindexed files. I can't take the volume offline during the workday, so I run chkdsk /f on it, and then say ...
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chkdsk is taking days on 600GB drive

So my HDD pretty much died ^^ Tried to ddrescue it, gave up after 9 days <50%. Figured a chkdsk /f might help so I started it. Has been running for 24h+ now, first 20% took under 5min, now it has ...
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Windows XP - Black screen after boot logo

When Windows XP boot screen finished, a black screen remains. Now what I've tried: Using the Windows XP disk and the console(R)-option. Then there I started chkdsk /r and fixboot and fixmbr. It all ...
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Hard disk showed incorrect size; chkdsk replaced invalid with default security ID; what now?

While checking the properties of my hard drive partition, it showed the wrong figures and after that when I checked the RAM (in Control Panel\System and Security\System) it showed 400 GB. My computer ...
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Windows 7 decided on its own to run CHKDSK.

CHKDSK started on boot up of Windows 7 and has now been running for over 1 hour. This is a new computer. Claims to be replacing invalid security ids. Up to file # 187000 now. What is the problem ...
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WinXP Hangs After Loading Mup.sys

Hardware: Dell Dimension 2400 2x 80Gb HHD (Drives C and E) Booting normally results in the system hanging at the Windows loading screen where the blue dots pass by. I booted into Safe Mode and ran ...
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Canceled chkdsk, chkdsk still runs

I was running a backup of a system on a drive and received the following error: Failed to copy X:\AbraSuite\data\HRPERSNL.DBF to B:\abrabackups\AbraSuite06.24.2013\HRPERSNL.DBF due to Error ...
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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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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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constant chkdsk and windows aero

I currently have a lenovo w500 with switchable graphics. everything was working fine until very recently. Anyway, after switching from the integrated to discrete graphics card windows aero suddenly ...
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Hard disk error, damaged Master Partition Table

My Hard disk just shows "Master Partition Table Corrupt" after I merged two partitions into one. CHKDSK is not able to repair (MPT mirror is also damaged), TestDisk also is not able to repair. It is ...