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Windows 7: Disk Check does not run

17 Apr 2011   #1
nkris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Disk Check does not run

'Action Center ' tells me that my disk has errors. So I try to schedule Disk Check on my C: drive by going to Computer-> Right Click on C: -> go to properties -> Tools -> Error Checking -> Check now ->select both Disk options (1. Automatically Fix file system errors 2. Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors). Of course, it tells me that the disk is in use and asks me if I would like to check for disk errors the next time I start my computer. I click yes.

BUT, it never runs on restart!

And yes, my account is an administrator account. I have also tried doing the same by opening command prompt as admin, and using syscheck C: /f. Same result. Please help!


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17 Apr 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You would type this into CMD it appears.
chkdsk C: /F

Never tried it but here is the forum tutorial on the subject to check thru. CMD is Option 2.
Disk Check

You can check it out if you wish until someone with more help posts.
Mike
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17 Apr 2011   #3
nkris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks & sorry - I did try that... I did try chkdsk, not syscheck! I typed that in by mistake.
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17 Apr 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I'll see if I can get some more help.
Mike
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18 Apr 2011   #5
meddylad

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with SP1
 
 

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18 Apr 2011   #6
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and save it to a convenient location.
  1. Right click on mbam-setup.exe and select Run as administrator
  2. Before clicking the Finish button, make sure that these 2 boxes are checked (ticked):
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  3. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now check for updates. If your firewall prompts, please allow it. If you can't update it, select the Update tab. Under Update Mirror, select one of the websites and click on Check for Updates.
  4. Select the Scanner tab. Click on Perform full scan, then click on Scan.
  5. Leave the default options as it is and click on Start Scan.
  6. When done, you will be prompted. Click OK, then click on Show Results.
  7. Check (tick) all items except items in the C:\System Volume Information folder and click on Remove Selected.
  8. After it has removed the items, Notepad will open. Please post this log in your next reply. You can also find the log in the Logs tab. The bottom most log is the latest.


Next,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop.

Please post the following in your next reply:
  • The MBAM log
  • DDS.txt
  • Attach.txt
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20 Apr 2011   #7
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Hello!

Please try step three here: Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista - Vista Forums

Thanks!

Richard

P.S. Step one is good, but may not be safe with a possible (although unlikely) malware infection. I am not going to recommend step one without the go ahead of Carolyn. The reason for this is that if there is malware on board, and it blocks Safe Mode, and you use this method, your computer will keep trying to boot into Safe Mode, fail, and not startup. Although it should be fine without selecting "Make Permanent", I am not going to risk it.
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20 Apr 2011   #8
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree niemiro. He should not try step one.
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20 Apr 2011   #9
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carolyn View Post
I agree niemiro. He should not try step one.
Thanks a lot! Need to spread some around though

I shall leave your expertness and excellence to check it out!

Have a great day!

Richard
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20 Apr 2011   #10
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 



You have a great day too, Richard
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