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chkdsk /f does not fix problem.

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#1 John Booth

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:09 PM

results of chkdsk /v

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>chkdsk /v
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

  58564957 KB total disk space.
  14895324 KB in 55827 files.
     19276 KB in 5490 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    175729 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  43474628 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  14641239 total allocation units on disk.
  10868657 allocation units available on disk.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

Have run chkdsk c: /f about a dozen times .... no fix.  Booted from ULTIMATE BOOT CD WINDOWS and chkdsk c: /v shows no problems and chkdsk c: /f from there does not fix problem shown from booting from C:


XP Home SP3.  NTFS 60 GB hard drive in Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.


Thank you in advance for any help.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:05 PM

The LT by querying the model is 10 years old good chance the HD is on its last legs and in need of replacement.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:55 PM

If you have run chkdsk at boot or from a live CD with the /f switch on several occasions and it has not reported any errors, then you almost certainly do not have a problem.


When using chkdsk on a running system there is always the possibility that it is reporting erroneous information as a result of read/writes during the scan, particularly if you use the /v switch.

Edited by dls62, 17 February 2014 - 02:19 PM.

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