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Windows 7: The dirty bit has been set on this volume. (0x89000015)

15 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 
The dirty bit has been set on this volume. (0x89000015)

Hello,

I am using a Dell Studio XPS 1645, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, with 8GB of DDR3 RAM @ 10600 MHz, including a 500GB SATA 2.5" Hitachi HDD. This laptop also includes an Intel i7.

I have not recently installed any new hardware or software, and have never had any troubles with this PC. I have owned this computer for 2 years now.

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For some reason, my C drive cannot defragment. If I press Start and type "defrag" and open the disk defragmenter, the only drive that is listed is the D drive, which is a RECOVERY partition on my HDD. It can also show USB HDDs that are attached to the PC.

If I try to run the command prompt with administrator privileges, I get this error:



"The dirty bit is set on this volume." I also try running this in safe mode, to no avail. I tried running a chkdsk with /r and /f parameters, and it asked me if I wanted to wait for the computer to reboot since the drive was in use. I said yes and then rebooted my PC, but chkdsk didn't run, even after multiple attempts. I tried booting into a recovery console, opened the cmd there, and typed:

Code:
BootSec /fixboot
Which worked, and completed successfully. I then tried:

Code:
BootSec /fixmbr
Which also worked and completed successfully. I then ran a chkdsk with /f and /r parameters, and this completed successfully, finding no errors. And yet, I restart my PC and I still cannot defragment my HDD. Although the computer seems to be running fine now, it worries me that I cannot defrag my hard drive. I've looked everywhere, and I'm really needing someone's help. Basically, I just need to defragment my hard drive. What should I do?? Please help!

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15 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Kakileli

Open up an elevated command prompt and run sfc /scannow and check the system for system integrity violations. That would be my next step.
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16 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

seth500 - I opened up the command prompt in administrator mode and ran sfc /scannow. It came up with errors, which it stored into a log under:

Code:
windir/Logs/CBS/CBS.log
I have attached it as an attachment if that helps. Thank you very much for your help so far.

Snapshot:

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16 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

nvm
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16 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi kakileli do you have a windows installation dvd? If so you can boot up with it and run the sfc /scannow from the repair option and the command prompt from there and hopefully be able to fix the rest of those issues from dos mode while the system isn't running.
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16 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

seth500 - I booted my PC using a Windows 7 Installation CD. After selecting language preferences, I selected to "Repair my Computer". I selected the OS, and it started the recovery console. I selected to open the command prompt, and this is what happened:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
 
X:\Sources>sfc /scannow
 
Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
 
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete.  Restart Windows and run sfc again.
 
X:\Sources>_
Sorry for not being able to provide a snapshot. So, apparently I can't run sfc /scannow from the recovery console?
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16 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you had anymore problems since the first time we fix some items. What I'm thinking here is that after your first sfc /scannow run that the system had a pending restart to fix those last problems so I wouldn't worry about them if you haven't had any more problems. If they can't be repaired through the sfc /scannow then a repair install is usually the next step to fix those bad files. Can you run the defragmentor now?
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16 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

No sir, it still says "The dirty bit is set on this volume." when I try to run it from cmd. If I try to run the GUI utility from Windows Accessories, the C drive still doesn't appear under the list of drives to defrag.
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18 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Hey guys, thanks for your help so far. I still can't find out what's wrong...
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