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Windows 7: External Harddrive "Volume is Dirty"

11 Feb 2012   #1
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External Harddrive "Volume is Dirty"

A couple days ago I downloaded an album (to my external harddrive) off a bands website, about halfway through the download it started stopping and telling me it couldn't download because the volume was dirty. I was able to continue the download but it would stop again after a few seconds. Since it was a torrent I was able to relocate the album to download to my main harddrive, and it worked. Although now, on my external harddrive I have a half - completed file, that I can't delete, and if I try to move it anywhere it says "Error 0x80071AC3: The operation could not be complete because the volume is dirty. Please run chkdsk and try again."

I went to command prompt and typed "chkdsk E:" it said --


C:\Users\G>chkdsk E:
The type of the file system is exFAT.
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
might report errors when no corruption is present.
Volume Serial Number is 80EE-F804
Windows is verifying files and folders...
Volume label is Seagate.
File and folder verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

488367616 KB total disk space.
196709632 KB in 1114 files.
15872 KB in 124 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
640 KB in use by the system.
291641472 KB available on disk.

131072 bytes in each allocation unit.
3815372 total allocation units on disk.
2278449 allocation units available on disk.

C:\Users\G>


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12 Feb 2012   #2
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06 Jul 2012   #3
silverrose

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
External HDD

I have encountered a problem with my 2TB external HDD, it is in exFAT format and i am now not able to copy files in the drive, i get "Error 0x80071AC3: The operation could not be complete because the volume is dirty. Please run chkdsk and try again."

wen i do chkdsk i get "Access denied as you do not have sufficient privilegs. You have to invoke utility running as elevated mode".

Can some one help me out with this problem
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06 Jul 2012   #4
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverrose View Post
I have encountered a problem with my 2TB external HDD, it is in exFAT format and i am now not able to copy files in the drive, i get "Error 0x80071AC3: The operation could not be complete because the volume is dirty. Please run chkdsk and try again."

wen i do chkdsk i get "Access denied as you do not have sufficient privilegs. You have to invoke utility running as elevated mode".

Can some one help me out with this problem
To run chkdsk in elevated/administrative mode:-

1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'
4. Type in chkdsk /r and when asked to reboot, reboot your computer

Hope that helps...
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06 Jul 2012   #5
silverrose

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thank you i will surely try that and see if it works
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13 Jan 2016   #6
tomsf

Windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

I had the same thing happen to me today. I have a 2GB external hard drive that has two partitions on it - a small one NTFS and the big one EXFAT.

Anyway, I bumped the USB cord during a big file transfer and subsequently got stuck in the loop of this "volume is dirty" nonsense. I ran chkdsk, chkdsk /r, ran it in administrator mode (even though my default account is admin) rebooted, ejected, switched USB ports, and still no luck whatsoever.

No errors were found on either partition in any of the dozen disk check routines. It was just the device was flagged as dirty somehow.

Finally, the solution... I unplugged the drive, took it to another laptop (also Windows 7) plugged it in, and was able to transfer a file without any problem. I then returned it to my original laptop and it worked fine.
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