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Questions tagged [chkdsk]

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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My computer ran CHKDSK before startup

This happened on an old "SONY VAIO" Model: PCG-61112L. This computer was broken and I have fixed it but when I turned it on winload.exe was missing so then I created a windows 7 repair drive and fixed ...
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How to run CHKDSK on a flash drive formatted to NTFS?

I formatted 2 flash drives to NTFS file system using windows explorer , then I tried to run CHKDSK for each one of them, with the command CHKDSK /F I got this message: Le type du système de ...
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Windows 10 Event Viewer: Asks for disk check on non-existing volume

When checking the event viewer, Windows will log the following error: Volume \?\Volume{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} {\Device\0000003f} needs to be taken offline for a short period to ...
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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler Error While Add/Disable a Task

When I try disable a existing task or add a new task, the following error appears. Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shutdown due to an error....
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How to generate disk errors that are then repaired by Check Disk (chkdsk) [closed]

I need to "break" things so that the Check Disk tool in Windows finds errors on a partition. Any ideas on how to do that in a controlled manner? What can I do to make sure that chkdsk finds errors ...
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save multiple chkdsk logs to single file

I am creating a batch file to run chkdsk on every drive and log the output to a single file. I am able to run a chkdsk and log it to a file with: chkdsk a: > %userprofile%\desktop\test.log ...
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Can't clone a partition, perhaps because of bad sectors

I was trying to clone my Windows 7 system to a new larger HDD. First I was using Macrium Reflect and it failed on system disk partition (Disk C). I ran CHKDSK C: /r and it did report about 4KB in ...
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Issues With Multiple Copies of Windows 10 On Same Computer

I recently purchased a new Samsung EVO 970 250GB SSD to place in my laptop since I had filled up my existing SSD. I created a boot installation drive from my existing Windows 10 OS using the Microsoft ...
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How and when to interrupt CHKDSK?

My Lenovo Z50 laptop has been giving me problems, so I set it to run CHKDSK /f /r /x when I rebooted. Several hours later, it's stuck at 12%. The dots are circling, so I suspect I should let it ...
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What to expect when running a chkdsk on C:?

Please excuse me if this sounds stupid. This is the first time I have attempted disk checking. Am working on Asus A555L running Windows 10. After a forced shut down, my cursor started jumping ...
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How to tell if Chkdsk is frozen?

I'm running chkdsk /f /r /x offline (so I can't see the cmd window, just my Asus boot startup screen with a progress message at the bottom). The message has said "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): ...
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How to read the latest Chkdsk event viewer log in PowerShell (on Windows 10)?

As I find it rather cumbersome to run Event Viewer and filter out the latest Chkdsk log, may I poke a question: How to read the latest Chkdsk event viewer log in PowerShell (on Windows 10)? My ...
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External Hard Drive not accessible Raw in disk management but ntfs detect when lauch chckdisk

I can't access my external hard drive. it's looks like a corrupted filesystem problem but I don't know how to fix it. please fine bellow my chkdsk log. PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> chkdsk /f d: The ...
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Having both Windows 10 and Windows 7 - chkdsk

I have windows 7 on a 3TB HDD and windows 10 on a 250GB SSD (windows 10 is installed after 7). One day after going from 10 to 7, it ran CHKDSK on my system and a lot of security IDs changed and my ...
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Can this SSD be salvaged?

I have an SSD drive that I have determined to be the source of many random BSODs and hangups, as detailed in What is causing this ntoskrnl.exe BSOD?. Apparently the drive fails in some way, but both S....
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Disk doesn't format, chkdsk hangs after “The type of the file system is FAT32”

I bought a brand new USB stick. Because I needed a file on it bigger than 4 GB, I had to reformat it. So I attempted that. The progress bar stood grey for 10 minutes before I gave up. Assuming ...
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Remove found.000 folder completely

I'm trying to completely remove "found.000" folder under Windows 8.1 on my C-drive. I have tried a number of attempts (incl. under SafeMode), by changing its ownership (i.e. added my Username, and ...
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Semantics of “Implies” on command line switches

Silly question: I thought I knew what an implication was, until looking into this. I'd like to confirm the definition of implied in the context of Windows command prompt switches. For example: If ...
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Chkdsk taking almost two days

I used chkdsk /r on my 32GB SDHC card but it has already taken almost two days. While I was listening to music, which was in the sd card, on my smartphone, suddenly it told me the sd card is ...
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Chkdsk/f still at 0% verifying files and folders windows 10

My micro sd in my phone stopped working all of a sudden and kept crashing my laptop when I tried to open the files there, so I decided to run a chkdsk /f. I took the micro sd out of my phone and put ...
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Lost ability to uninstall programs on Win7

A failed update of OOo resulted in warnings of Internal errors 2503 and 2502 that prevented the repair or uninstallation of both the update and previous version. From the cmd window, chkdsk c:\ ...
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Does chkdsk changed / deleted files in this case?

My external HDD needed to run chkdsk because of a connection error. I ran chkdsk with /f option and found these jobs in logs. Unable to locate attribute with instance tag 0x0 and segment reference ...
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Updated Windows, now keep getting logged off. Can log in in Safe Mode

So I finally got around to installing the latest update to Windows this morning, and am getting logged out fairly shortly after logging in, depending on what I do. So I'm going to list all the ...
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Drive is not accessible (The file or dir is corrupted and unreadable). CHKDSK aborts. What else?

I have a "[drive letter]:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" problem with one of the partitions on my external hard-drive. "chkdsk /f [drive letter]:" won't solve ...
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How to restore files deleted by chkdsk, are they stored somewhere?

I killed retarded Windows by powering the PC off, I was in hurry. Than I booted into Linux and moved some files around. Than I rebooted into Win and forgot to press 'skip check', than chkdsk removed ...
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Create smaller partition to cope with bad sectors on 2TB HDD

I have a 2TB WD (My Passport Ultra) external HDD that has developed bad sectors, and I want to continue using it for non-essential/non-critical storage (I fortunately recovered all data that was on ...
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Size is larger then “size on disk” NTFS

I have many files on my NTFS partition whose sizes are larger than size on disk. In hex view the file's end (often more then half of the file) is filled up with 0x00. When I copy the file, the copied ...
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How to prevent CHKDSK from running upon boot

I have a digital signage screen that's running XPe (Windows XP Embedded). I was having a few problems with it and so decided to run a CHKDSK on it to see if it could pick up on any errors. As per, it ...
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RAID Hard drive partition lost - Any way to recover?

Background So I have a hardware RAID controller that does a RAID 10 with 4 drives. Recently one of the drives failed so I got a new drive and replaced the failed one. I let the controller rebuild the ...
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win7: chkdisk log truncated — where is the rest?

i had chkdisk run before windows starts. Looking into the event log i only see part of the log that chkdisk produced: ... c0 04 f0 79 53 12 80 fa c0 04 f0 79 53 12 80 fa ...yS......yS... The multi-...
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Corrupted NTFS partition

I recently bought a new laptop (running like most Windows 10). Earlier today I attempted installing a linux distribuation as a dual boot, but I ran into another issue very early on. Before attempting ...
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CHKDSK quits without doing anything on exFAT volume

I have a 1Tb external HD formatted in exFAT for cross os use. The drive was disconnected during use and is now 'dirty'. I can access the files but not write. I tried running chkdsk to scan for ...
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How to diagnose and repair this NTFS volume

I have a Windows Storage Space that is an 8-drive array configured for parity and formatted as NTFS. Yesterday I was performing maintenance on some files using the security tab from the properties ...
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How do I skip scanning the disk upon boot in Windows?

I ran CHKDSK /R/F and now it always tries to scan the disk when I boot. I want to skip that scan. But it says press any key within zero seconds to skip the scan and then immediately starts scanning. ...
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Is there a way to recover bad sectors in Windows 8.1?

I have a drive that is going bad. chkdsk /r fails to repair the sectors. It gets stuck at 16% for hours upon boot, and finally gives a blue screen saying I have to use recovery media. However, it will ...
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3TB HDD detected as 746GB, then CHKDSK severely corrupted the file system

So I have two 3TB HDDs, one being the backup of the other, almost full (containing mostly videos, TV documentaries and whatnot), with no hardware issues (SMART parameters are all fine). I plugged one ...
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CHKDSK Unspecified error occurred (766f6c756d652e63 470) [closed]

I've got a problem with a Lenovo laptop that sometimes it can boot to Windows and mostly it just hang at the Lenovo logo. I tried to boot from USB and did a chkdsk /b /v /f /scan c: and following is ...
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How to safely stop a `chkdsk /r /f C:` on Windows 10?

I started a chkdsk /r /f C: on Windows 10, but now that it's running I want to cancel it. Just powering down the computer risks corruption, so how can I safely abort it? Ctrl+C isn't an option: I'm ...
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Insufficient disk space to repair master file table (MFT) mirror

I borrowed an empty 500GB Toshiba HDD from a friend of mine. I have a 1 TB HDD installed in my laptop which I needed to clone to the new 500GB HDD. I quick formatted the drive 500GB HDD just to be ...
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In chkdsk, does /b imply /f?

This is one of those small everyday things that I've always wondered but have always considered too trivial to ask. I decided to in the end because it's interesting to know and would save me a few ...
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Is any form of checkdisk ran on a schedule?

One question I see pop-up from time to time is How often should Check Disk/Error Checking be ran on my system? Is it necessary as a form of preventative maintenance? It's gotten me curious as to ...
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CHKDSK takes hours – is it safe to terminate it?

Corruption was found while examining files in directory ... It's been close to 7 hours and still going. I think it started because I was moving GBs of files from my rusty notebook into my 2 TB ...
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How do I run CHKDSK on EFI System Partition?

I tried dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 10 in my Dell laptop. An grub-install error appeared. Checking through the log files, a launchpad expert advised that my EFI sytem partition is corrupt and I ...
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chkdsk never completing - giving no feedback whatsoever

This was run from a command prompt on Windows 10: chkdsk /f /r /x f: f: is a hard drive out of a laptop, connected to the computer (running chkdsk) with an Apricorn Sata Wire USB cable. The command ...
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SSD: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

I am running Windows 10 with all the latest updates installed. I was having issues with Visual Studio 2017. So I uninstalled and now wish to reinstall it. The installer complained that I needed to ...
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Break auto repair loop with faulty HDD

First of all: my HDD is faulty - it has bad sectors and I know that. All my important data is already backed up and a replacement is ordered, but I need system to boot and perform a simple service ...
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Has the CMD, “chkdsk c: /r” been depreciated in Windows 10 version 1703?

I notice that the CMD line "chkdsk c: /r" no longer seems to work in Windows 10 version 1703. When it is invoked, and I reboot the PC, the expected pre-boot chkdsk does not run at all. Instead, ...
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Windows 10: most data hidden in “other files” after hard disk crash

After a bad case of hard disk crash, I copied over all readable data using dd to an identical disk, then ran chkdsk /F /X until it said that there is nothing left to repair. Unfortunately I couldn't ...
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HP DL380 G6 won't automatically restart after chkdsk

I have a DL380 G6 with a P410i RAID controller and an NC364T quad port network card. It is running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, and is part of a SQL Server cluster. If chkdsk /f is executed on the ...
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chkdsk /r issue for my pendrive - Insufficient disk space to recover lost data after agreeing to recover lost chains

today when I used my pendrive on my laptop I got this error -> "The files or directory is corrupted and unreadable" for all the files in a specific folder (about 2.5 gb of data) googled the problem ...