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Performance & Maintenance Check Disk - chkdsk

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Check Disk - chkdsk How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista or Windows 7
This will show you how to use and run Check Disk or chkdsk at startup from within Vista, the command prompt, and the registry to check for corruption and possibly repair errors and bad sectors on the hard drive.
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How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista or Windows 7
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This will show you how to use and run Check Disk or chkdsk at startup from within Vista, the command prompt, and the registry to check for corruption and possibly repair errors and bad sectors on the hard drive.
How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista or Windows 7

information   Information
This will show you how to use and run Check Disk or chkdsk at startup from within Vista, the command prompt, and the registry to check for corruption and possibly repair errors and bad sectors on the hard drive.
Note   Note
If you had changed your default boot screen, then you will need to temporarily uncheck the No GUI boot to be able to see what is happening when chkdsk is running at boot up. See: How to Enable the Hidden Aurora Boot Screen in Vista or How to Change the Default Boot Screen in Vista SP1
warning   Warning
This will take about 20 minutes or so to finish, depending on how big your hard drive is. Do not stop chkdsk once it has started, let it finish. It could cause errors on your hard drive. When you restart to chkdsk, you will only have 10 seconds to press a key to cancel chkdsk. Check for a sticky keyboard key stuck down. It will cancel the chkdsk at startup.
Tip   Tip
CHECK DISK WILL NOT RUN AT STARTUP PROBLEM:


If chkdsk will not run at startup after trying the methods below, then see: How to Fix Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista





METHOD ONE
Run Check Disk from within the Drive's Properties Page

NOTE: This method may not always run chkdsk when the computer restarts on some computers. I'm not sure why, but if this is your case, then you can do Method Two, Method Three, Method Four, or Method Five below.
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. Click on the Computer button.​
3. Right click on your hard drive and click on Properties.​
4. Click on the Tools tab.​
5. Click on Check Now under the Error checking section. (See circled in red below)​
Properties.jpg

6. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
7. Make sure both options are checked. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: The Automatically fix file system errors box will be checked by default.​
8. Click on the Start button.​
Check Now.jpg

9. You will get a pop-up window saying, "Windows can't check this disk while it's use". (See screenshot below)​
10. Click on the Schedule disk check button for chkdsk to run the next time you restart your computer.​
Schedule.jpg





METHOD TWO
Using chkdsk in a Command Prompt

1. To Run chkdsk in Safe Mode
A) Restart the computer and boot into Safe Mode.​
B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Run chkdsk in a Command Prompt at Boot
A) Place the Vista installation DVD into the DVD drive and restart the computer.​
B) Boot from the DVD into the System Recovery Options screen.​
C) Select Command prompt.
D) Go to step 4 below.​

3. To Run chkdsk in a Elevated Command Prompt

4. In the command prompt, type chkdsk or chkdsk C: followed by one or a combination of switches listed in steps 4A to 4D below and press Enter. See the screenshot below for all switch combinations.​
NOTE: If you want check disk to scan a drive other than the C: drive, then substitute the drive letter C: after chkdsk to the drive letter that you want.​
EX: chkdsk E:
chkdsk_Help.jpg

Type One of these Commands to Run Chkdsk:
NOTE: The most common command is chkdsk /f or chkdsk C: /f
A) /f = The /f switch is the most common of the chkdsk switches. It tells chkdsk to try and fix any errors it finds. EX Type: chkdsk /f or chkdsk C: /f
NOTE: Answer Y when chkdsk asks you if you want to check the drive next time Vista boots (restarts).
chkdsk_f.jpg

B) /r = The /r switch tells chkdsk to attempt to recover any bad sectors of the hard drive if any are found. A bad sector is a spot on the hard drive that cannot hold saved data anymore. (See screenshot below)​
EX Type: chkdsk /r or chkdsk C: /r
NOTE: Answer Y when chkdsk asks you if you want to check the drive next time Windows Vista boots.
chkdsk_r.jpg

C) /i = The /i switch tells chkdsk to perform a less detailed but faster disk check. (See screenshot below)​
EX Type: chkdsk /i or chkdsk C: /i
NOTE: This will run immediately.
chkdsk_I.jpg

D) /c = The /c switch tells chkdsk to skip the checking of cycles within a folder structure which reduces the scan time.​
EX Type: chkdsk /c or chkdsk C: /c
NOTE: This will run immediately.
chkdsk_c.jpg

5. Close the command prompt.​
6. Restart the computer to run chkdsk at startup.​




METHOD THREE
Using chkntfs and fsutil in a Command Prompt

NOTE: This will reset all drives to be checked at startup and mark a drive as dirty so chkdsk will run at startup for it. Chkdsk will mark the drive clean again after it runs. If chkdsk does not run at startup, then do step 5 only to mark the drive clean again.
2. To Reset and Check All Drives and Run CHKDSK if a Drive is Dirty
A) In the command prompt, type chkntfs /d and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: Restores the computer to the default behavior; all drives are checked at boot time and chkdsk is run on those that are marked dirty.​
B) Go to step 4.​
chkntfs_CMD.jpg

3. To Check a Specific Drive and Run CHKDSK if the Drive is Dirty
A) In the command prompt, type chkntfs /c C: and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: This will schedule the C: drive to be checked at boot time. If the drive is marked dirty, then chkdsk will run. If you want to schedule another drive letter to be checked, then substitute C: with the drive letter you want checked instead.​
chkntfs_C.jpg

4. To Mark a Drive Dirty
A) In the command prompt, type fsutil dirty set c: and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: This marks the c: drive as dirty so chkdsk will run at startup. If you want to run chkdsk on another drive letter, then substitute c: for the drive letter you want instead.​
B) You will now get a Volume - c: is now marked dirty message.​
Mark_Dirty.jpg

5. Close the elevated command prompt.​
6. Restart the computer.​
NOTE: Chkdsk will now run at startup. If chkdsk does not run at startup, then run chkntfs /d in step 5A again and see: How to Fix Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista




METHOD FOUR
Run Check Disk Using a REG File Download

1. Click on the download button below to download the Run_chkdsk.reg file.​
NOTE: If the hard drive you want to run chkdsk on has a different driver letter than C: , then do the Manual Way below to substitute C: with your drive letter instead.​
download

2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
3. Right click the .reg (On Desktop) file and click Merge.
4. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.​
5. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the .reg file (On Desktop).​



METHOD FIVE
Run Check Disk from the Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)​
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
5. In the right pane, right click on BootExecute and click on Modify.
BootExecute_Reg.jpg

6. Highlight the code below, then right click on it and click on Copy.
NOTE: If the hard drive you want to run chkdsk on has a different driver letter than C: , then substitute C: with your drive letter instead.​
Code:
[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]autocheck autochk /p \??\C:[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]autocheck autochk *[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]

7. Clear the box, then right click on a empty area in the box and click on Paste to copy the code above into it. (See screenshot below)​
8. Click on OK.
Modify.jpg

9. The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
BootExecute_Reg2.jpg

10. Close regedit.​
11. Restart the computer to run chkdsk at startup.​
That's it,
Shawn


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Re: Checkdisk

Updated 1-24-2008 to include Method Three.

Shawn
 

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Re: Checkdisk

I tried Method 3, and that didn't work. I also tried chkdsk C: /f and chkntfs /c C: with no avail. When I tried sfc /scannow, the scan began and got to the point: Verification 66% complete. Windows Resorces Protection could not perform the requested operation. I also tried chkdsk /i. The scan began the verification. During the verification 117,504 file records were processed, 6 segments were indicated to be corrupt. 93 large files were processed. It then stated: Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
 

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Re: Checkdisk

aftermath,

It sounds like you got some bad corruption problems there. If you do not only have a recovery Vista DVD or partition, then I would recommend doing a Repair install. This will allow you to repair your Vista installation and keep your user account files, settings, and programs.

How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista

Shawn
 

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Brink

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Updated 2-13-2008 to include METHOD FOUR to run chkdsk from registry.

Shawn
 

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#6
Thanks for all your suggestions. My computer locked up in Safe Mode and I was not able to get back to Normal Mode. The only recourse I had was to reimage the hard drive. Everything is now back to normal. Fortunately I had a back-up of all my files. Thanks to all that offered suggestions.
 

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aftermath,

I'm glad to hear everything is back to normal again.

Shawn
 

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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Lumia 1520 phone
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lothia

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I have tried all of these methods, and none of them have worked. The one that I thought would be best was the last one, it found a lot of errors but then I couldn't use the program. I found however it I attempt to uninstall it the company offers me a trial 30 day activation key. It might be nice to add that, however right now I still have not fixed my corrupt file which happens to be my C: Users / my_name
I have tried doing all methods, and when I tried to do it with my Vista DVD it gave me an error saying the files were unwritable or something and would not allow me to run the chkdsk. Any suggestions?

EDIT: The final method actually worked thanks =). I would suggest adding how to get the activation code, because some of us are kinda stupid and don't notice the obvious.
 
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#9
Hi Lothia,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

I'm glad to hear that you resolved your problem.

What program are your referring to when you mention uninstall and a 30 day activation key?

Shawn
 

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    Lumia 1520 phone
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amphibia

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#10
Re: Checkdisk

I tried Method 3, and that didn't work. I also tried chkdsk C: /f and chkntfs /c C: with no avail. When I tried sfc /scannow, the scan began and got to the point: Verification 66% complete. Windows Resorces Protection could not perform the requested operation. I also tried chkdsk /i. The scan began the verification. During the verification 117,504 file records were processed, 6 segments were indicated to be corrupt. 93 large files were processed. It then stated: Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
the same story is about me... i can't run chkdsk anyway, and can't create backup because of that, and... what did you tell about restore? :shock:
I've done that (after Vista was crashed all my user folders, and then when it was almost killed my laptop by automated update), no result...

what can i do?
sometimes vista says on startup, that one more folder is corrupt and unreadable, the only way to repair is to copy that folder from previously saved backup copy, but yesterday i've lost email database - with all passwords etc.... :cry:
how can i repair the disk?
 

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Brink

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#11
Hello Amphibia,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

If you wish to try and repair it, you can try doing a Repair (upgrade) install. This tutorial will show you how to.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

However, from what you described, it may be best to do a clean reinstall. Either way, be sure to back up what you do not want to lose.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

GeorgesVC

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Hi Brink,
1. So far I have tried the registry entry change - no luck
2. I downloaded the file 6.0.6001.18000 and replaced Autochk.exe and tried to get chkdsk to run at startup - no luck ( the file on my computer was a originally a different size (627K and the date was 1/20/2008 as opposed to the file I downloaded 716K and 1/19/2008)
3. I ran sfc /scannow and I got the message that Windows found a corrupt file (CBS.log) and repaired it. then Chkdsk again and Jippie it WORKED!!
Thanks for all your help:geek:
Georgesvc
 

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#13
Your welcome George, and welcome to Vista Forums. I'm happy to hear that chkdsk is working for you now.

Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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#14
What about the "sfc /scannow/enter" method? Works while windows is running and can repair files. Use the dos prompt for this one. Typing sfc/enter in dos window will bring up a list of similar commands.

I'm sure you knew about this but I don't see it on your list of ways to do a file check.
 

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#15
Hello Chevell, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Oh that's a completely different tutorial. ;)

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files.html

It's good for replacing bad or missing system files, but it does not help much for corruption on the hard drive. It just depends on what you are trying to fix. :geek:

Thank you,
Shawn
 

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#16
Nothing is working. When I tried to defrag I received a message stating my disk is dirty and to run dsk check. Windows wont let it run when the disk is running and when I try to schedule an error check at restart, nothing happens. I cannot check disk or schedule a time for it to check. I tried your methods and nothing has worked. I was able to view the errors in admin mode, but the system said it could not finish in read only mode. What do I do? What is a dirty disk anyway?

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#17
Hi lastride, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Try doing a chkntfs /d command, then restart the computer.

If that will still not run, then try chkdsk /f /x using step 3 in METHOD TWO at boot if you have not already. Answer Yes to unmount.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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#19

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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#20
When I run scannow in the cmd prompt, it runs but all it says is:

"Windows resource protection found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS log."

I tried running scndsk afterwards, but still nothing. The only time that scandisk works is when I run it through the cmd. I states that I have problems/errors, but it "cannot proceed in read-only mode"
 

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