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Corrupt files - chkdsk utility

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swattig

#1
I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is my
second issue.

S
 
R

Rick Rogers

#2
Hi,

Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the tools
tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"swattig" <swattig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
> utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is
> my
> second issue.
>
> S
 
S

swattig

#3
Thanks for the reply. Where do I find Windows Explorer? I tried the "e" but
no luck.
S

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the tools
> tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "swattig" <swattig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E6289722-14A1-4BD5-A617-E50878F636C4@microsoft.com...
> >I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
> > utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is
> > my
> > second issue.
> >
> > S

>
>
 
E

Engel

#4
Hello Rick.

Check your hard disk for errors

You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of
your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.

Click to open Computer.

Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click
Properties.

Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now. If
you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.

To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan
detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk
check will simply report problems but not fix them.

To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of
bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the
hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.

To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically
fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.

Click Start.

Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this may take several minutes.
For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it's
checking for errors.

Note
If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use
(for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted you to
reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your computer.


Good luck
--





"swattig" wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. Where do I find Windows Explorer? I tried the "e" but
> no luck.
> S
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the tools
> > tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.
> >
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> >
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> >
> > "swattig" <swattig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:E6289722-14A1-4BD5-A617-E50878F636C4@microsoft.com...
> > >I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
> > > utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is
> > > my
> > > second issue.
> > >
> > > S

> >
> >
 
R

Rick Rogers

#5
Windows Key+E is the simplest way. Type it into the start/search prompt for
another.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"swattig" <swattig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the reply. Where do I find Windows Explorer? I tried the "e"
> but
> no luck.
> S
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the
>> tools
>> tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>>
>> "swattig" <swattig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E6289722-14A1-4BD5-A617-E50878F636C4@microsoft.com...
>> >I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the
>> >chkdsk
>> > utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this
>> > is
>> > my
>> > second issue.
>> >
>> > S

>>
>>
 
#6
I had the same problem. The message kept telling me to do a chkdsk, but It would not work.
I was told to do a reinstall with the Vista OS CD, but one of the options on the way to the reinstall was to do a Vista Upgrade which I did.

It goes through a fairly long process on its own for about an hour. Then it states that their are corrupt files, so I clicked OK on all of them and let it proceed.

All of the sudden it did it's own chkdsk and cleaned all the corrupt files. No files were lost and I am back to normal.

I believe this all was caused when I did a hard crash because I left the computer on while it was using the batteries(I went to cut the grass). The battery ran out and hard crashed the computer.
 
#7
Hi,

I also do not know much about computers.

When I try to run the check for the C drive it says it can't because the C drive is running. So it tells me it can do it when it restarts and it doesn't. I am completly lost, can anyknow please reply back about this?

Thank you.
 
1

#1Stud

#8
The windows explorer on my computer keeps coming up blank. i can't access the files directly the only way is by using nero. Can anyone help??? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!:cry::cry::cry:
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#9
Hi,

I also do not know much about computers.

When I try to run the check for the C drive it says it can't because the C drive is running. So it tells me it can do it when it restarts and it doesn't. I am completly lost, can anyknow please reply back about this?

Thank you.
The windows explorer on my computer keeps coming up blank. i can't access the files directly the only way is by using nero. Can anyone help??? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!:cry::cry::cry:
You might see if using one of these methods will allow you to run Check Disk or chkdsk at startup.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-checkdisk.html

Shawn
 
#10
You could also try running sfc /scannow at the command prompt.

  1. Find your command prompt in the start menu, usually under Accessories.
  2. Right click it and select "Run as Administrator."
  3. At the command prompt type:
sfc /scannow​

Press enter and let it do its job.

Hope that helps!

-kirk
 
#11
I'm not sure this is where I post my problem but here goes.
When I run chkdsk at the Dos prompt it asks if I want to run and correct errors on the disk at the next startup. I type y ,restart the computer but it doesn't run, it just restarts. Any suggestions?
 
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davidjchuang

Member
Power User
#12
Hello Rick.

Check your hard disk for errors

You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of
your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.

Click to open Computer.

Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click
Properties.

Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now. If
you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.

To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan
detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk
check will simply report problems but not fix them.

To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of
bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the
hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.

To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically
fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.

Click Start.

Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this may take several minutes.
For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it's
checking for errors.

Note
If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use
(for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted you to
reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your computer.


Good luck
--





"swattig" wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. Where do I find Windows Explorer? I tried the "e" but
> no luck.
> S
>
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the tools
> > tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.
> >
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> >
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
> > Windows help - Nutcase's Home
> > My thoughts Life and other stuff
> >
> > "swattig" <swattig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:E6289722-14A1-4BD5-A617-E50878F636C4@microsoft.com...
> > >I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
> > > utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is
> > > my
> > > second issue.
> > >
> > > S
> >
> >
Hi, Engel. Pardon me if I butt in. I read your response to Swattig's post, and I went and did an Automatically fix file system errors as well as Scan on my D: drive ( local drive ). After that I tried to do the same on my OS (C) drive, and as you said, I was asked if I want to do that next time I start the computer. So, I clicked the box "Schedule disc check", shut down the computer, re-start. I didn't see anything happening on the screen, so I opened the C drive and tried the Auto fix and Scan. I was asked the same question again. I was back to square 1. What did I miss ??
Please explain and thank you.
 
#13
You could also try running sfc /scannow at the command prompt.

  1. Find your command prompt in the start menu, usually under Accessories.
  2. Right click it and select "Run as Administrator."
  3. At the command prompt type:
sfc /scannow​

Press enter and let it do its job.

Hope that helps!

-kirk
__________________________________________________________________

-I tried the above procedure...It says "Windows resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". What can i do to get rid of these files?

Thanks
 
S

Stroud

#14
Abanador;3872487 Wrote:

> -I tried the above procedure...It says "Windows resource Protection
> found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". What can i do
> to get rid of these files?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> Abanador
I am sure you will find your solution here -
http://forums.techarena.in/operating-systems/1160332.htm#post4357821


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My laptop doesn't get to any major screen (black) after turning onp; only a few error wondows for true type fonts and a small window stating to run chkdsk utility. The problem is that it will not start any programs, can't see the desktop, have no menu or access to one. The computer isn't "running", so how can I get this to work.
A feww times on start up it does a check of the drives, but always stops.

Can I copy checkdisk to dvd/cd from a desktop and somehow run it on the laptop?
 
G

Guest

#16
Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete then choose Task Manager then click File menu -
New Task (Run).

In Run try typing

chkdsk c: /r

and

sfc /scannow

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>
> My laptop doesn't get to any major screen (black) after turning onp;
> only a few error wondows for true type fonts and a small window stating
> to run chkdsk utility. The problem is that it will not start any
> programs, can't see the desktop, have no menu or access to one. The
> computer isn't "running", so how can I get this to work.
> A feww times on start up it does a check of the drives, but always
> stops.
>
> Can I copy checkdisk to dvd/cd from a desktop and somehow run it on the
> laptop?
>
>
> --
> stonegeek
 
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shattered_saint

#17
I've tried to run chkdsk but I keep getting a message that says that it
can't run it while the drive is being used. then I tried running
sfc/sannow using the command prompt but it didn't fix all the files.
what do I do now? My notebook didn't come with a system restore disc. I
just want to reformat my drive. I have everything backed up on an
external. WHAT DO I DO!!!??? Oh and I keep getting that blue screen of
death.


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Brink

Staff member
mvp
#18
Hello Shattered_Saint,

What brand is your notebook?

I'll see if I can find the instructions on how to restore you computer back to factory defaults from your computer manufacturer's website to help.

Shawn

I've tried to run chkdsk but I keep getting a message that says that it
can't run it while the drive is being used. then I tried running
sfc/sannow using the command prompt but it didn't fix all the files.
what do I do now? My notebook didn't come with a system restore disc. I
just want to reformat my drive. I have everything backed up on an
external. WHAT DO I DO!!!??? Oh and I keep getting that blue screen of
death.


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#19
"stonegeek" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> My laptop doesn't get to any major screen (black) after turning onp;
> only a few error wondows for true type fonts and a small window stating
> to run chkdsk utility. The problem is that it will not start any
> programs, can't see the desktop, have no menu or access to one. The
> computer isn't "running", so how can I get this to work.
> A feww times on start up it does a check of the drives, but always
> stops.
>
This means you're having problems with the hard drive. It's gone bad and
you need to replace it. Take it to a shop and have them replace the hard
drive and reinstall Windows for you. Unless you think you can do it on your
own or you want to do it on your own with some help from the newsgroup.


> Can I copy checkdisk to dvd/cd from a desktop and somehow run it on the
> laptop?
>
>
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> stonegeek