Chkdsk

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Arnie25, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Arnie25

    Arnie25 MDL Junior Member

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    Chkdsk is refusing to run in a CMD window or from the Windows dir. It throws up an error about elevated privileges.

    Choosing run as Admin has no effect. I changed owner and ticked full privileges but it still wont run.

    This also happens in 8.1 (works O.K in 7). This is the first time I've tried to run chkdsk in 8/10, anyone else have this problem?

    Anyone have any Ideas?

    P.S. It's not just the C: drive, it's any drive.
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    First, are you running right command" Admin Cmd Prompt Type chkdsk /r /f
     
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  3. Arnie25

    Arnie25 MDL Junior Member

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    Yeah, it doesn't matter what I type I keep getting 'Access denied'.

    I've sorted it on Win 8.1. I had to set full control on CMD.exe & CHKDSK.exe to get it to work. Weird!

    I'll tackle Win 10 tomorrow, can't be arsed right now.

    Thanks to both for taking the time to reply btw :)
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    click start. type cmd.. RIGHT CLICK AND OPEN FILE LOCATION. .now right click run as admin.. or install powershell.
     
  5. Arnie25

    Arnie25 MDL Junior Member

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    Yeah, tried that. That's how I usually run CMD from the Start Menu, but 'run as admin' wouldn't work. Even navigating to Windows\System32 and right clicking on Chkdsk.exe and choosing 'run as admin' wouldn't work.

    Powershell! if it doesn't behave it'll be getting Powersaw.