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Windows 7: One of your disks need to be checked for consistency


28 May 2011   #31

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Problem Solved, held down F8 when booting up and selected the Repair option.
I did two things and one of them (i dont know which) fixed it.
I opened command prompt and typed both chkdsk /f /r c: and chkdsk /f c: seperate from eachother. nothing apeared to fix itself but aparently it did

the other thing i did was (while i was in repair mode) did the system restore/repair button and when i hit "Finish" it restarted my computer.

After doing both of those things ^^ I opened my Cmd Prompt and typed fsutil dirty query to see if my C drive was still "dirty" like it said before, yet THIS TIME it said "is NOT dirty" and i have had no more issues

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09 Oct 2011   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyk688 View Post
Problem Solved, held down F8 when booting up and selected the Repair option.
I did two things and one of them (i dont know which) fixed it.
I opened command prompt and typed both chkdsk /f /r c: and chkdsk /f c: seperate from eachother. nothing apeared to fix itself but aparently it did

the other thing i did was (while i was in repair mode) did the system restore/repair button and when i hit "Finish" it restarted my computer.

After doing both of those things ^^ I opened my Cmd Prompt and typed fsutil dirty query to see if my C drive was still "dirty" like it said before, yet THIS TIME it said "is NOT dirty" and i have had no more issues
My girlfriend's computer was giving me this issue yesterday. I did everything you outlined, and after hours of scanning, the disk was "NOT dirty". However, today on start up, she got a message saying something to the effect of googlechrome.exe was causing an issue and that I needed to run chkdsk. Today, the c drive is "dirty" yet again. Have any clue if google chrome would cause an issue? I uninstalled chrome and it still is saying that the drive is dirty. Thanks!
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10 Oct 2012   #33

windows vista 7
 
 
having same problem

I am trying to do this on my g/f's computer and i am getting the same error message that it cannot lock drive b/c volume is busy and i did type in the correct command, is there anything else i can type
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10 Oct 2012   #34

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rainbowtigress7 View Post
I am trying to do this on my g/f's computer and i am getting the same error message that it cannot lock drive b/c volume is busy and i did type in the correct command, is there anything else i can type
Try this:

Go to Windows Explorer. Right click the drive. Choose properties, then tools.

Then choose "check now" under error checking.

Click the start button at the next Window.
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20 Apr 2013   #35

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
This used to work in XP and Vista ... haven't come across it in Windows 7 but you could try it .. dunno if it will work

The operating system would run ScanDisk on F: drive, stating that the computer did not shut down properly, and needs to be checked for consistency .... which is not true. The system then runs a full ScanDisk on drive F: and gives an error-free report. Then after that, each time it boots, it runs ScanDisk on F: drive all over again and finds no errors.

Well this is what Windows refers to as "setting the dirty bit" and what you have to do is unset that bit. Every time Windows starts, autochk.exe is called by the kernel to scan all volumes to check if the volume dirty bit is set. If the dirty bit is set, autochk performs an immediate chkdsk /f on that volume. Chkdsk /f verifies file system integrity and attempts to fix any problems with the volume. It is usually caused by a hard shut down or a power loss during a read-right operation on that particular drive.

You will need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing “Run as administrator” (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)



and then type

fsutil dirty query f: (substitute the letter "f" with the drive that is giving you problems)

To see the other commands for fsutil type fsutil plus /? or just type fsutil alone. Here is what you will see:

fsutil
---- Commands Supported ----

behavior Control file system behavior
dirty Manage volume dirty bit
file File specific commands
fsinfo File system information
hardlink Hardlink management
objectid Object ID management
quota Quota management
reparsepoint Reparse point management
sparse Sparse file control
usn USN management
volume Volume management

This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty. Next, type

CHKNTFS /X f:

The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. At this time, manually reboot your computer, it should not do a Chkdsk and take you directly to Windows.

Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another CMD prompt and type and now you want to do a Chkdsk manually by typing

Chkdsk /f /r f:

This should take you through 5 stages of the scan and will unset that dirty bit. this takes a while so be patient. Finally, type

fsutil dirty query f:

and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive. It will give you this message:

Volume - f: is NOT Dirty

From here we are back to some sense of normality ....
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I know nothing about computers,and after having the same issues, I followed these steps as written, and it worked perfectly. Much respect to those who are this wise. THANK YOU! To those who might need to take these steps, he does mean be patient! It does take some time, but works!
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20 Apr 2013   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya LittleRiver pal and welcome to the forums

Just glad it helped you out
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24 Apr 2013   #37

windows 7 pro
 
 

All these clever answers !
I did ...
Start
Computer
Right click on drive C
Properties
Tools
in Check for errors: check now
Check both boxes
Start
Now go and have a cup of tea
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