chkdsk

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by juliaclowes, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. juliaclowes

    juliaclowes MDL Novice

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    When running the chkdsk c:I am getting chkdsk cannot be run in read only mode.
    Used your download tool to for elevated commands, so I am logged in as admin.
    Help please !
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    ChkDsk.exe cant repair errors under windows enviornment, that is why it only runs in read only mode.
    Open CMD and type:
    chdsk c: /f
    This will schedule a checkdisk to run on the next restart, check and fix the errors it encounters.
    Restart your system.
     
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  3. juliaclowes

    juliaclowes MDL Novice

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    Thank you.
    I did that and it asked me if I wanted to run next log in. I said Yes and rebooted.
    Now, how do I know if it is running and where does it show results on vista.
    Every time I log in my hard drive runs constantly and I am trying to sort this problem.
    Many thanks
    :)
     
  4. jasqid

    jasqid MDL Member

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    When you rebooted, you should have seen it count down to the chkdisk... unless you pressed "any" key to cancel it.

    When you schedule it, restart after it asked you... then don't touch anything.

    When it completes, get into the Event Viewer... look under the APPLICATIONS section of the logs and you'll find the details in the log... I think it's under WININT or something like that. GO by the time, time of your reboot.
     
  5. juliaclowes

    juliaclowes MDL Novice

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    No ..nothing came up to say it was starting , and I was able to do things right away after reboot.
    :confused:
     
  6. juliaclowes

    juliaclowes MDL Novice

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    Event Viewer

    Had a look at the event viewer and it doesnt look good :(
    It says :
    The file system on the structure is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the Volume SW_preload.

    What does this mean and how do I do it ?

    Many thanks
     
  7. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    It means just what it says....:p
    To run the chkdsk..

    Try scheduling it again, thru CMD.
    Sometimes, I dont know why the schedule is unsuccesifull, even though the registry value exists.
     
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