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Windows 7: Force a dismount to repair a drive?


24 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 
Force a dismount to repair a drive?

Hi I have two partitions labelled as C and D in my windows set-up with the D acting as a shared NTFS partiton with linux.

Anyways, this D drive appears to have a problem. I am unable to run chkdsk since it is in use and upon re-boot the scheduled check cancels itself which is v annoying.

Windows does however ask if I would like to force a dismount to check for errors - is that a good idea, can I then remount quite easily?

I am at a loss here how to check for errors on this D Drive - all thoughts and help greatly appreciated!


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24 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Yes, allow the dismount, then simply reboot when chkdsk is done.
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24 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Yes, allow the dismount, then simply reboot when chkdsk is done.
Hi I wish I could....

Everything I try is refused...it is so fustrating.

If I agree to dismount - nothing happens. If I scan the disk for errors it says yes you have errors scan "automatically scan and fix system errors" which I do but it says to force dismount and the cycle repeats itself.

On system re-boot the scan doesn't work it cancels itself.....

THis is unbelievably fustrating.

Is there anything I can do or is this SSD dead?

I used a third party health check to see if it is ok and it seems to be fine, everything within Windows 7 refuses to work or help?

Any ideas, getting kinda desperate here and rapidly running out of ideas....

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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25 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Run chkdsk /r from a startup Command Prompt: How to Open a Command Prompt at Startup in Windows 7
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26 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

This problem has been fixed by an unbelivable work-around...

Everything I tried failed, all the great advice failed, anything I tried to do with the SSD disk failed. So, I made a system image and placed it on an external hard drive. I then replaced the old HDD drive in the laptop and transferred the newly created (faulty) image onto the HDD. The check desk worked fine on the old HDD and I was able to repai the disk.

Following from this I burned the repaired image, placed it on the external hard and re-placed it on the SSD.

An unbelievable work around!

Anyways, we will probably never know what on earth happened, just that now all is well!!!!!!!!!

Thanks anyways for the help!
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