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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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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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Why Windows 10 guest on VmWare runs disk check on boot and how to protect disk from host system

I have Windows 10 Pro running as guest on VmWare Workstation 15.5.7. Virtual machine is using whole physical drive, Samsung SSD M.2 plugged in PCI-E adapter and visible as NVME in host OS(1). This ...
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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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Faulty external hard drive

Is there a way to fix a faulty external hard drive retaining all the files with the original names (chkdsk had changed all names last time I used it)? The drive is still discoverable, but Windows says ...
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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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Cannot run chkdsk on SSD drive (WIN OS installed on it) due to I/O Device Error

Following another auto-update of the lovely Windows 10, I got my desktop run into a loop of 'Scanning and Repairing you Drive C' which restarts itself forever... I managed to create a USB boot disc, ...
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Is there a way to run Windows CHKDSK to scan surface without attempt to repair?

Is there a way to run a surface scan of a hard drive using Windows CHKDSK without attempt to repair? The only option I see for a surface scan is /r which scans the surface but also attempts recovery ...
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Working Windows always running chkdsk on boot

I have Windows installed on a SSD on a fairly decent machine. Since 2 weeks or so, Windows is always running the verification disk tool (chkdsk) despite the computer being working fine and not having ...
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Can't resize NTFS partition using GParted (ntfsresize)

I wanted to clone an old and slow 2tb HDD (230gb used, everything else is backed up) to a 240gb SSD with Clonezilla. It gave me errors, saying that the disk is to big to clone. I decided to boot ...
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Should you run chkdsk to repair two problematic .docx files?

I have two problematic .docx files. After opening the file: After clicking Yes: Tried all four methods of this part of the troubleshooting guide from Microsoft. None worked. One solution from the ...
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running chkdsk on SD card throws "Cannot open volume for direct access" error

Please consider that I am running chkdsk on the SD card, not my boot drive. Therefore solutions mentioned in other posts including "clean boot" or "safe mode" don't apply to my ...
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Chkdsk for a specific directory or File !?!? The Syntax

I need help to chkdsk a specific Directory : F:\GOG\*.* I am too stupid to understand the chkdsk sytax for file: CHKDSK [Volume[[Pfad]Dateiname]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:Größe]][/B] [/scan]...
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Run sfc /scannow or chkdsk /f first

Is it better to run ChkDsk /f first, then Sfc /ScanNow or is it better to run the other way around, and does it matter which is run first, as I see no guides online saying which is the best option?
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Is it possible that some recovered files after chkdsk scan may be corrupted?

would like to ask if files recovered from faulty HDD, after chkdsk scan (before it was not possible to copy them) may have been corrupted, despite being possible to copy them all (again; after chkdsk ...
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PC did a chkdsk scan on startup without me scheduling it

so, my pc did a chkdsk scan on startup without me even accessing cmd beforehand. by the way, before it did the scan i was in the UEFI but I didnt change anything, I just looked at the settings and ...
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Reconstruct a found.000 corrupted harddrive

On Windows 10. I have a spinning disk hard drive which was corrupted by a bad external docking unit and has a left me a found.000 folder, inside are about 250 folders called dir0001.chk - dir0250.chk....
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Chkdsk Stage 3 Error but "Chkdsk /f" Fails to Execute Repair at Windows Restart

Summary: I have a volume corruption: Specifically, it is a chkdsk Stage 3 Error. At stage 3, Chkdsk verifies Security Descriptors and USN Journals. However, chkdsk /f repair fails to run at Windows ...
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CHKDSK: "A disk read error occurredc0000010" on external USB HDD 3.0

I have a external HDD toshiba hdtb310xk3aa (1TB), and I have used it for a couple of years as storage for a Xbox One (Xbox HDD format), but from a couple of months I formatted it to NTFS to used it in ...
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chkdsk An unspecified error occurred (696e647863686b2e 20e4) & (6672732e637878 5e4) also missing from defragmenter

I keep running chkdsk on my HDD (it's a disk for games) but it keep failing in one way or another and need to it ever time it starts up. I've got several pastebins of chkdsk I've done, these are the ...
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Does chkdsk without volume letter check current volume or everything?

chkdsk /r Does it check current volume or does it check every volume (full drive)? I read somewhere that without letter it works on current volume (so c: if I run it from c:/) so I decided to be fancy ...
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DISKPART formatted the disk, CHKDSK takes forever

I have a Seagate external USB 1TB drive. It seemed to be working fine. As a routine maintenance, I did a CHKDSK /f /r on it. To my surprise, CHKDSK reported a lot of errors at stage 1, 2, 3, 4. Stage ...
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No drive letter, cant initialize, I/O errors...is my SSD dead?

I have an SSD that is not recognized when I plug in via SATA. Tried all ports and swapped cables. It is now attached to an SSD to USB dongle Not recognized or mounted in windows 7 (dont ask :) ran ...
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Windows shows 150GB less than Chkdsk

Windows is reporting 199GB free when CHKDSK reports ~350GB free. The drive in question is a 1TB SSD that was my former Windows drive. I have run disk check and checked for shadows. How can I reclaim ...
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Is running chkdsk enough to make sure data is not corrupted?

I have a Seagate 500GB USB HDD...I was downloading a file with google chrome into the drive and then suddenly my system crashed...I restarted the system and ran the following tests on the disk: (1) ...
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Windows 10 corrupt boot sector - system will not boot

After replacing an SSD that failed to boot properly, I still have trouble. The new SSD is a Samsung EVO 860 500GB, running Win10 64. On booting, the error is: reboot and select proper boot device I ...
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PC stalls and eventually crashes

I am home for the holidays and my father is having computer issues I was asked to fix, but am unsure of how to fix the issue. I have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition that has 5 ...
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Why does CHKDSK find file system errors after formatting a disk?

I'm having trouble copy data to a brand new disk. I don't know yet if this is the result of the tools I've used, sequence of events during copying, or some issue with the files prior to being copied. ...
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Run chkdsk on a drive that is not recognized (not present in diskpart)

I have an SSD with damaged NTFS (probably due to the old age, although SMART doesn't mention "near failure" state anywhere and still gives it 31% or resource). I was able to recover most of ...
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Is it possible to overuse chkdsk?

I perform a chkdsk /f/v/sdcleanup/perf/scan every time I use an external USB drive or hard disk drive — and on my internal drives — every time I copy or delete a big file (size more than 1GB) only to ...
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How is Windows 10 still checking my disks at boot when I have deleted all the chkdsk exe files?

Background I have a Windows 10 Pro (20H2) computer that will always begin a chkdsk on my E: drive on boot. The E: drive is an 11TB volume created with Window's "Manage Storage Space" tool. ...
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How to know which drives are chkdsk on startup

I have a PC with 2 internal disks A (2 partitions, bitlocked) and B (1 partition), running Windows 10 v2004 (20H1). When booting with B, a checkdisk is runned at startup. I cancel it before the 8 ...
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chkdsk An unspecified error occured (6c6f6766696c652e 2a9)

I ran the chkdsk /f command for my external Toshiba 2TB hard drive. It ran the first two stages just fine. However, gave an error at the 3rd Stage. Following is the output log from chkdsk at Stage 3 ...
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Expand USB image after CHKDSK Insufficient disk space to recover lost data

I have an 8 GB USB drive with corrupted files, I tried CHKDSK /R to recover them but I get the message Insufficient disk space to recover lost data . I did a dd image of the drive and tried qemu-img ...
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Why might chkdsk not be able to repair a disk?

I'm using Windows 10 Pro and I am trying to understand why windows disk repair might not work. If I right-click on my C: drive and select properties/tools/check it tells me the disk has errors. For a ...
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Random corruption of MFT in external drives require CHKDSK for fix

I have this problem for months now. I am getting my external drives MFT corrupt. When i run CHKDSK afterwards, most of the time i get the files back in their places. I have changed external disks + ...
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chkdsk forever writing to the Bad Clusters File?

I need some guidance with a mysterious behavior of the Windows 7's chkdsk on a 500 GB NTFS partition of a Seagate Barracuda 3 TB connected to a Samsung Story Station. chkdsk seems to freeze towards ...
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What `chkdsk` verifies and what it does not verify? [duplicate]

What kind of problems chkdsk can identify? Are there any disk problems that chkdsk cannot identify and will mark a malfunctioning storage device as a healthy one? Are there cases when I would need to ...
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Can you stop a chkdsk operation on a usb drive? [duplicate]

This is an external WD 1TB drive. It is attached to a Dell Optiplex 745 running windows xp, sp 3 with only 4 GB of RAM. is there anyway to stop chkdsk on this drive without hurting the file structure ...
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How to repair master file table (MFT) mirror, even after formatting?

(Note: this is not a duplicate of Insufficient disk space to repair master file table (MFT) mirror, since that didn't have an answer and that issue was fixed by reformatting the disk.) I'm trying to ...
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Windows refuses to scan SSD disk

In the last weeks my Windows 10 pc has been throwing blue screens (Multiple times a day). Viewing the Event Viewer I've found that all crashes are related to this error: So I run the chkdsk command ...
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Check health of Set Top Box HDD

My Set Top Box is acting weird (image frozen after a while, specially if I rewind a transmission) so I suspect it's the HDD that could be faulty and because of the Coronavirus pandemic I don't want to ...
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