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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 running NT-based versions of Windows, CHKDSK can also check the disk surface for physical errors or bad sectors, a task previously done by SCANDISK.

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Output disparity on Chkdsk and Drive Properties

I recently noticed that one of my drives is having issues and I suspect it may be failing. Apps on this drive are slow to load (sometimes wont load at all and freeze), and any game that is on this ...
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How to permanantly disable CHKDSK

I have a 128GB flash drive with Windows 7 installed on it using WinToUSB. I use my pendrive in my home PC to sync my files and also in another PC where there's no keyboard. The problem is, on every ...
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MFT supposedly corrupt, chkdsk doesn't fix it

I'm trying to make a backup image of my SSD on which Windows is installed, using Macrium Reflect Workstation. The first time I tried, it was aborted somewhere in the middle and the logs mention it's ...
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Troubleshooting New PC Build: Successful Boot with Old SSD but Blue Screen on chkdsk and Intel Chipset Driver Installation Issue

I built a new computer and took SSD with Windows from old PC and put it into new PC (reason of doing this is I have tons of work-related apps that I would have to download & reinstall & ...
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mountvol does not show all hidden partitions in Windows repair and safe mode (for chkdsk purposes)

I have a SSD (Windows 10 + recovery + ESP + 2 partitions) and a HDD (25GB factory recovery + Windows 7 + 4 partitions), 8 visible partitions and 3 hidden, so 11 that can be seen in computer management....
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After chkdsk /r windows wont boot and drive C wont show in bios

Lately, I started noticing that the new NVIDIA driver won't be installed, I tried deleting it and restoring it a few times, and one time when I did that somehow the audio driver got damaged (I have no ...
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Getting rid of "Current pending sector" in Microsoft dynamic drive member without resynching to another disk and erasing it

I've got an issue with drive - current "current pending sectors" count is equal 15. I think that it might be only a result of a broken SATA cable, which I've got rid of today.  Long story ...
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How to identify file by "File Record Segment"?

How to actually identify files by "File Record Segment" addresses as reported by chkdsk? There was a blackout and my drives' filesystems were corrupted, the hardware and operating system ...
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How to see all files affected by chkdsk?

A few weeks ago my home lost power while my computer is on. Recently I have encountered some problems. So I did a full system check, I used SeaTools for Windows and all drives passed S.M.A.R.T check, ...
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Disk Malfunctioned But They All Disappeared - Is This Disk Still Trustworthy?

I have encountered a situation I have never seen before. I recently bought an Seagate One Touch 5TB external HDD, and to ensure it would store data properly, I tried to run chkdsk. However before that,...
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Is it possible to pause chkdsk and continue it later? [duplicate]

Is there any way to pause chkdsk then shutdown the computer then boot it up again and resume from where it was paused? the full story is hard drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting so i wanted to ...
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where to find chkdsk disk scan report after system restart in windows 10 [duplicate]

When we run chkdsk at system startup and after completing scanning and fixing system restarts. After restarting where we can find the scan report to check whether any error found in disk or not? I ...
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Disk became RAW after chkdsk operation

After chkdsk detected a wrong index entry and acted, a disk became RAW. With diskpart, trying to clean it before formatting yields: DISKPART> clean DiskPart has encountered an error: The device is ...
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drive is not accessible chkdsk raw [duplicate]

So I have this D drive on my Dell laptop having important information, and it said first it's not accessible, then I did the chkdsk D: /f /r and it said the drive is RAW, thus no chkdsk, what the best ...
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On Windows 11 Pro is it safe to use my computer while chkdsk /f /r /x perform on a corrupted external drive?

I have a couple of HDD that are damaged or with bad sectors. One of my HDD was BitLocker protected and I couldn't open it no more. I removed BitLocker hoping that I can probably access the HDD. Since ...
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SSD stopped booting after chkdsk

I have a 3 month old Samsung 980 Pro 2TB SSD installed in my MicroCenter PowerSpec G419 from years ago. It was working nicely for those 3 months - I had used Samsung Magician to migrate from my old ...
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my C- disc is Dirty and I cant find a way to fix it

The problem suddenly started to appear when I got back from my 3 week holiday without using my computer. Suddenly everytime I turn on/wake from sleep/restart my computer windows runs chkdsk. And it ...
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Issue with a "dirty" system SSD and chkdsk on Windows 10

Since yesterday my desktop computer has been booting with a "To skip disk checking, press any key within X second(s.)" message on the regular Windows startup screen. I didn't press any keys ...
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Win 10 CHKDSK /F /R /X skipping to login

Tried to run CHKDSK /F /R /X this morning, unfortunately, after restarting to begin the process I get the press any button to skip part (I don't press anything) and it moves onto repairing C drive, ...
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Run offline scan in chkdsk?

Short form: How do I "run an offline scan" in chkdsk? Details: I'm running Win 11 Pro and trying to examine and possibly resurrect an external NTFS drive which appears to be corrupted. ...
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Do both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 chkdsk commands work?

like for instance on windows 8.1 chkdsk C: /f /r /x compared to windows 10's chkdsk C: /f /x /r Both commands work right no matter the windows version? It will not damage the SSD or any of that ...
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Unable to copy any file to external HDD

I have WD My Passport 4TB External Hard Drive. When I try to copy any file to WD HDD, it gives me error: "Cant read from the source file or disk". But I can copy any file in HDD to my laptop....
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How to fix the Data error (cyclic redundancy check) on a smartphone?

I regularly transfer data from my (Android) smartphone to my (Windows 10) PC / NAS. For that I simply connect th ePC and the smartphone via USB and cut&paste the files to the PC or directly to the ...
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Should I turn on ignore bad sectors and create and image immediately?

Trying to clone my 3TB HDD to a brand new 4TB HDD. But I get a CRC error WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 3TB NTFS filesystem Using Macrium Reflect 8 I get Clone failed - Error 9 - Read failed - 23 - Data error (...
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CHKDSK - Drive unusable after the scan

Drive is unusable after the CHKDSK scan. Any idea how I can fix this? It shows that the device is a raw device. I want to recover data and then format the drive. File record segment 1432 is unreadable....
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Why does Windows chkdsk take longer to check user data than free space?

I'm currently checking some 2nd hand 2.5" disks connected via a USB-3 disk enclosure. The first check is to copy files onto the disk to fill it. The next is to use chkdsk /r. On a 500GB SATA-3 ...
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External HD defrag stuck at 0% consolidated - due to discrepancy?

I have an Acer laptop running windows 10. I have tried multiple times to defragment my external Hard Drive (Seagate) but every time it gets stuck 0% consolidated. I have run CHKDSK and I am posting ...
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chkdsk in cmd is stuck?

I've encountered a problem with my sd card which I use for my phone, saying it's corrupted (suddenly, haven't had problems before), so I decided to try and salvage it without formatting the card. I've ...
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Interpreting Windows CHKDSK unspecified error codes

I ran chkdsk on my PC. During Stage 4, after it finished looking for bad clusters in user file data, it immediately printed out: An unspecified error occurred (766f6c756d652e63 470). then exited. I ...
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Hard Drive Failure? - Reallocated Sector Count

I recently noticed Windows was extremely slow and some programs failed to run. The hard disk is checked during boot randomly. Sometimes checks go to Stage 5: 100s of thousands of sectors. After a ...
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chkdsk information on failing SSD

I have a Windows 10 PC which recently started having random BSODs with a different error code each time (process crashed, invalid store, and more). After narrowing down the problem to the SSD by ...
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What is the risk of shutting down CMD and aborting chkdsk C: /r near end of stage 5?

I'm in South Africa and we have a huge issue with power supply. We experience 2 to 3 stages of load/power shedding a day for 2 to 4hrs at a time. My Lenovo ThinkPad x220 battery is useless so i have ...
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Can I abort command chkdsk /f/r/x running on 1 TB external hard drive and is stuck on stage 2 from past 12 days?

I have an external hard drive of 1 TB by WD with data worth of 480 GB. It was responding too slow during data retrieval. Went to couple of forums to find the solution and one suggested to run chkdsk ...
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Basic SSD disk corrupted after a clean Windows reformat

As the title stated, I've been using the disk (Adata SU650) for quite a long time and never had issues with it until lately I clean reformatted my PC and realized during the initial setup there's a ...
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Disk Mirror Failed After Clean Windows Reformat

I don't remember the specification of my late windows 11 but my HDD disk was working perfectly fine despite not having been defrag for a couple of months. Recently I reformatted my PC with a new ...
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Windows recovery show disks as RAW, can't run CHKDSK, but Linux sees them normally

My disk is dying (increasing Reallocated Sectors Count) but every time CHKDSK fixed everything untill next time and I'd like to continue like this as long as possible, given that I know all risks and ...
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My USB kind of shows up on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have an old USB I plugged into my computer, but it doesn't show up in file explorer. I tried running CHKDSK on it but it said Cannot open volume for direct access. I tried using FORMAT but it also ...
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Can’t shrink volume because it shows that volume may be corrupted

I am running Windows 11 the SSD with an issue is a Kingston SNVS5500G. I already have tried running chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r, Sfc /scannow, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and nothing got ...
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Files were normal and playable, after chkdsk repair, files turned into FOUND.000 folder filled with .CHK files(Fat32 single 256g partition SD card)

I wonder what the alternatives could be. If I did not try the scan and repair prompted by the Windows, everything probably are still normal or can be salvaged more easily. (Fat32 single 256GB ...
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dskchk hanging at ~50% when scanning a corrupt MicroSD [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSD that is clearly corrupted. I cannot delete files from it. Formatting fails. I tried to run chkdsk r/ but it stops and hangs at about 50% after finding a few corrupt ...
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NTFS, chkdsk, check bad sectors and recover readable parts for only specified files?

It is a large disk and it seems all files but a few are readable. For the few files, reading fails at the same point. Something like position 1.5GB of a 5GB file. The SMART data does show ...
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How to delete fake bad sectors from hard disk?

I have a portable 5TB HDD. I was downloading data on it and it was 3/4 (or so, almost full) full with documents. I did chkdsk /f /v /r /x just to check it. It was shown to be perfect in HDD Sentinel ...
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chkdsk constantly reports file and/or MFT corruption, but it only ever affects VSS

I'm having the strangest issue with chkdsk constantly reporting errors on a Windows 10 system, but there are almost no user-facing problems. The only thing it ever seems to cause an issue with is VSS ...
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How exactly does stage 5 in chkdsk /r work?

Stages 1-4 are mostly read only unless errors are found, but I'm more curious about stage 5, where it checks unused space for issues. How does that determine if a sector is bad? Does it write to the ...
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chkdsk on external hard drive stucks at level 4

Running chkdsk g: /f /r on my 1 TB external hard drive with NTFS file format stucks at level 4. I let it run for 24 hours but there is no progress. I tried to make a backup of its content but at a ...
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chkdsk for specific folder - win 10

I want to run chkdsk on a specific folder in Win 10. The Microsoft Docs says: chkdsk [<volume>[[<path>]<filename>]] [/f] [/v] [/r] [/x] [/i] [/c] [/l[:<size>]] [/b] And I ...
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Should I replace my SSD when it has 8 KB of bad sectors?

I have 8 KB in bad sectors. When I first found it I didn't do anything about it and checked 2 months later, but the number hasn't gone up, it remains 8 KB. Free space verification is complete. Windows ...
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Chk dsk stuck at 25%

I just got my laptop repaired as its ic got damaged due to a faulty charger. When i started the laptop, the fan noise was louder than it used to be before. Quick google search told me to run a chk dsk....
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Window disk usage goes to 100% when idle

My windows pc's disk usage goes to 100% when idle(when pc screen is off and running chrome,photos,etc. not more than 3 apps.) and when I wake the screen it hangs(might be hanging when screen is off ...
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Ran chkdsk /F C:, now partition is RAW

I was trying to clone my system drive with Macrium software, and it would not complete saying there was a cyclical redundancy issue. So I ran chkdsk (without /F) from the command prompt and noticed it ...
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