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Windows 7: CHKDSK cancelled at restart message:

16 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CHKDSK cancelled at restart message:

When chkdsk would not start from Tools these are some of the things I tried, have been using chkdsk on computers for 20 years, but I am stumped on this one.

Start_CMD_Right Click_ Run as Administrator

Throw in an X it will force the disk to unmount first before scanning.
This could be the issue since chkdsk
will cancel if the volume is in use.chkdsk /r /f /x Type Y and click enter.
1. Type chkdsk c:/f in the command prompt. 2. Run msconfig, and click on the Boot tab and click on Safe boot with the minimal button selected. 3. Restart the computer to hopefully have chkdsk run.

When chkdsk still will not run at startup, I tried running a sfc /scannow command to see if it can fix chkdsk

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16 Feb 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

It sounds like you may be having hard drive problems. The next step, back up your stuff.
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16 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 8 Core X64

How to run chkdsk or System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console
  • Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
  • When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
  • At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
  • At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C: ) and click Next
  • At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
  • Run chkdsk or SFC
  • If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
  • For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C: ).
  • For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
Let either run to completion undisturbed.

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