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Windows 7: Sfc/scannow failed C:/ is dirty chkdsk not working

18 Jun 2015   #1
Michigr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Sfc/scannow failed C:/ is dirty chkdsk not working

I have a Dell inspiron 14z 5423 laptop with a series of problems that I think originate from disk failure.
I cannot use system restore to previous date due to disk errors.
The latest problem is that dvd recorder stoped recording but it is reading.
I run sfc through cmd with admin rights and it stops at 63%.
I tried to run chkdsk but the windows boot overrides the process, what can I do?




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18 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Scan with HDD manufacturer's disk health tool for errors.
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19 Jun 2015   #3
Michigr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I did and they found nothing but windows insists that the disk has bad sectors
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19 Jun 2015   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Are you running chkdsk this way?

Press the Window key + the R key to open a Run box.
Type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter. You will see the following:

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by
process. Would you like to schedule this volume t
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)


Type y and press Enter.
Reboot.

Chkdsk will start, let it run to completion.

If that doesn't work:

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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21 Jun 2015   #5
Michigr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Are you running chkdsk this way?

Press the Window key + the R key to open a Run box.
Type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter. You will see the following:

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by
process. Would you like to schedule this volume t
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)


Type y and press Enter.
Reboot.

Chkdsk will start, let it run to completion.

If that doesn't work:

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.
I thank you for your help !! the problem is that none of the installation disks I have recognises the hard drive whatsoever. I suspect that the Intel smart technology software has something to do with it! (An ssd accelerates the hhd.) I still struggle with it...
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21 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If possible, move the windows drive to the first SATA port (SATA_0 or SATA_1), check motherboard manual to see which port is first.

Also, if installer doesn't see, yes, you need Intel Pre-Install drivers, whatever they may be called. Copy them to a USB stick and load them when asked.
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