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Chkdsk Will Not Run

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#1 Tivolijake


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:19 PM

Mod Edit:  Split from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487906/chkdsk-not-working - Hamluis.


I am experiencing the same problem, chkdsk wont run on C driver because it's locked. 
I'm tried it both ways suggested in the post. I get prompted to say Y/N to run on restart. 
I reply Y , restart and nada. 
I have a chkdsk file that I will post here. 
This has been extremely frustrating

Thanks for any/all help. 


Attached File  chkdsk.txt   6.67KB   3 downloads



I must be an idiot. Replying to a post that is 3 years old.

Edited by hamluis, 29 December 2016 - 06:26 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:13 PM

Suggest you try this command:

chkdsk C: /f /r /x

WARNING: It is recommended that you backup ALL your files. If CHKDSK finds and repairs a corrupted sector, you may lose your data.

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#4 Guest_Aaron_Warrior_*


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:46 PM

Backup all your data, as it's possible your HD is process of failing.


Your log indicates you ran chkdsk in "read only" mode, so it couldn't/didn't fix anything.


Post #3 with the switches is correct, but you need to run it from the command prompt with elevated Admin privileges.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:01 AM



To get elevated admin privileges, right click on c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and select "Run as Admin."

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