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Can't run chkdsk?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

Hey guys, I am trying to run chkdsk via CMD on my Dell XPS machine but getting this message

 

"Access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode" 

 

Help please?



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:29 AM

You need to start your Command Prompt session as administrator.  That's what "elevated mode" means.

 

Even if you are an admin the default state of Command Prompt sessions is non-admin unless you specifically invoke them with the "Run as Admin" option (and the same is true for PowerShell).

 

Whether you're using Command Prompt or PowerShell hit WinKey+X and you will see the option to run whichever in regular or admin mode.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

That simple tsk tsk, thanks!



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:08 PM

S'alright!  We all have those moments.


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