I'm having problems with scandisk on windows 7. After I schedule it, I get the countdown and it either hangs on 1 second or does nothing. I believe that I should run it on my primary windows partition, so I'm asking for some alternatives.

It's a plus if it's available for 64bit Ubuntu 10.04, but live cds or programs which may need to be compiled form command line are also acceptable.


Yes. Use ntfsfix in the ntfs-3g suite. It is a package.

  • I'll try it out. – AndrejaKo Oct 1 '10 at 21:40
  • packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/ntfsprogs there you go – 0x90 Oct 1 '10 at 21:44
  • I used it on my partition, but as far as I can see it did nothing. Also, how much time does it take to scan 202GiB partition on 5400RPM disk? For me it was finished in about 3 seconds. – AndrejaKo Oct 3 '10 at 12:07
  • @AndrejaKo well, did it give any output? make sure you run fdisk -l to find the right device, then make sure you are superuser when running ntfsfix. you can try this in windows 7 as well: w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html it's newer than scandisk – 0x90 Oct 3 '10 at 19:41
  • Scheduled CHKDISK does nothing for me (described behaior is from it). ntfsfix did not give any output which indicates anything wron. Yes, I'm sure that I'm using right device, I checked with GParted before I used it. I'll get exact output and post it when I boot Ubuntu next time. – AndrejaKo Oct 3 '10 at 20:08

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