Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

chkdsk/f has unspecified error


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 panda_3

panda_3

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:41 AM

Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:17 PM

So here it goes...
I have not been able to defrag my c drive in a very long time because it is scheduled to run at startup. At startup, my disk scan gets to 41% and then ends because of unspecified error. I have done this in safe mode with the same results. I have tried to run chkdsk/f on it's own and can't. Trying to analyze or defrag always gives me the message that the chkdsk on c drive is scheduled. I see no way around this. I have updated my driver within the last three months and have scanned for viruses and such and have come up empty. My computer is SO slow and I am thinking that the c drive is fragmented, but I don't know. It is 81% free. I hope this makes sense to someone. Help please! Thanks for your time.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,272 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:03:41 AM

Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:26 PM

FWIW: Anything that prevents chkdsk from running...is probably not going to be pleasant to resolve.

Try this...Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen message...and hit Enter.

Reboot the system...the chkdsk /r should execute (or try to).

Defrag normally will not run if chkdsk cannot complete its functions...so chkdsk /r before defragging is a good idea, IMO.

Louis

#3 panda_3

panda_3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:41 AM

Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:04 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I did try what you said, but I had the same results. Unspecified error at start-up and chkdsk is schedule to run at start-up. I have no clue where the problem is, but am willing to go to extreme measures to fix the issue. New hard drive? I really don't know what to do. Thanks again for your thoughts!

Edited by panda_3, 07 December 2009 - 03:04 PM.


#4 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,272 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:03:41 AM

Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:49 PM

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

#5 panda_3

panda_3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:41 AM

Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:09 AM

I am sorry that it has taken me a while to get back to you about the computer. It is a Gateway 507GR. I hope that is what you were wanting. I run XP on it as well. Have a Merry Christmas!

#6 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,272 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:03:41 AM

Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:16 AM

I would run the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's long test of the respective hard drive diagnostic.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

Louis

#7 panda_3

panda_3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:41 AM

Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:54 AM

Thanks, I will look into that and give it a try. Merry Christmas!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users