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Windows 7: CHKDSK


15 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
CHKDSK

I try to run chkdsk but little window pops up and closes quickly like its not working help having problems with laptop wont defrag (disk error), wont restore to previous point (disk error)

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15 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Several ways to do it.

Try typing those words in search by start button and see if that works

If not
Go computer icon on desktop
right click go to c drive
left click on c drive
properties
in properties tools

Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off
Disk Check
Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use

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15 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

chkdsk usually runs after the computer restarts. Do what you did before, then restart your computer. If it doesn't work, there is a way to mark the drive as "dirty" via command prompt. If the drives dirty, Windows will insist on doing a full chkdsk test every time you restart the computer until you let it run and it passes.
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15 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Also, chkdsk said my old hard drive was fine (it was making loud noises, random files became unopenable, BSOD all over the place), but after running the diagnostic test from Fujitsu it said the the drive had bad sectors out the wing-wang and that the head was going bad. It also gave me an error code. I contacted Dell and told the guy the error code. He said he didn't even have to look it up. He immediately knew the drive was F'd. So I recommend using the diagnostics test from the hard drive manufacturer. If you can tell us the make and model of your hard drive (or at least the manufacturer) I will find the appropriate one for you.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
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Here you go: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

If chkdsk won't run after ticking both boxes on Tools tab of Properties for the target HD, then restarting, then try from Command Prompt in Windows 7 or the booted Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD: Disk Check

Try also running sfc /scannow.

If these fail to fix it, the next best thing to clean reinstall is a Repair Install
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