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 log file specified size too small?

I was checking my disks and it (chkdsk X: /v /l /x /b) says the log file size (65536 kB - default size) is too small, in each of my partitions, so I doubled it, and redoubled it, and it's now it's 1MB ...
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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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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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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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HDD bad sectors - chkdsk versus hdtune

I bought new HDD WD Blue (WDC WD10EZEX) as a secondary storage media (no RAID or anything, just a bunch of big video files on NTFS). There were a few problems at the beginning, Windows freezed at ...
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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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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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Random ERROLEVEL 2 on CHKDSK run

On an always-on Windows Server 2008 R2, hard disks are verified weekly with Chkdsk /F command. Randomly, apparently without a real reason, every 2/3 weeks, chkdsk will return errorlevel 2. I ...
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DSIM fails. Worked once, but SFC was failing. Now DSIM fails on restore

I have a really strange problem similar to this, but not the same. I started with sfc /SCANNOW and got the error: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. ...
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Why? - Win 8.1 chkdsk runs each bootup against hidden 450MB recovery partition

This problem won't be easy...be warned. Windows 8.1 x64 (installed as Windows 8.1, not as an upgrade) with ALL updates installed and working perfectly (as per event log viewer) ...two days ago. There ...
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How to fix C drive?

I dismounted my C drive to wipe free space & run chkdsk utility. When at 25% through the chkdsk I decided to cancel and after that restarted the laptop. It logged in but I was seeing errors like ...
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In CHKDSK - is a BAD CLUSTER a permanent issue or a temporary one?

First time I've had CHKDSK errors on a Toshiba HD and I'm not sure if I need to replace the drive or not. Its a prime drive with my OS so its a big task to clone and replace (for me!) so I'm wondering ...
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How to chkdsk completely unattended

have a question about scheduling chkdsk: I'm running chkdsk on task scheduler in windows 7 for my main hardrive (where windows is installed) using the following command: echo y|chkdsk /f /r. But I ...
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chkdsk Windows 7 on notebook screen

Is there anyway I can run chkdsk on my windows 7 notebook without having my screen on durign the whole process? I ask because I like running chkdsk while I'm sleeping... the problem is that the ...
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So I found and marked some bad clusters—now what?

I don't know exactly why, but hard drive failure happens to me quite often. This time around, three out of my eight drives failed almost at the same time (two HDDs and one SSD). I still don't know ...
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“Insufficient disk space to correct error”, but >50% free

I had a "corrupt file system" error a few days agon on my Windows Server 2008 R2 and tried to run chkdsk to fix it. Running it during boot (error is on the boot drive) just stuck, but running it ...
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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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How can I clear NTFS file system level marked as bad sectors?

Just made a sector-level copy of a laptop hard disk (multiple manufacturer partitions - recovery etc.) using dd but I had already run chkdsk /f /r a number of times on the C: and it has re-mapped bad ...
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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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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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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 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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Unable to recover CHK files (from windows chkdsk)

CHKDSK has thrown almost a 100GB of my data to the wind. I'm now left with a folder (FOUND.000, about a third of the size of what I lost) full of unusable CHK files. By the way, my files were very ...
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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 restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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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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Restore files with CHKDSK to different drive due to space issues

After a hw failure, I scanned my SD card with chkdsk /f /r for device errors. The command found and fixed all of the problems but while finishing it asked me if I wanted to convert lost chains into ...
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Filesystem vs Object Store

Few months ago I created a PHP storage service, that serves as a bridge between our filesystem and web applications via its REST api. File metadata and file path (and "clustering" per storage type) is ...
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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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System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...
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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 ...
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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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What chkdsk /r doing?

I have a week-old 1TB external HDD, and I went to encrypt it using bitlocker in Windows 8.1. The external HDD has maybe 80 GB of content and is otherwise empty. I got an message from bitlocker saying ...