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Windows 7: CHKDSK does not work

16 Jul 2017   #1
KCav45

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 
CHKDSK does not work

When I enter CHKDSK C: /r at the Command Promt I was told it would run when I rebooted - it did not.

I ran detailed diags - system passed

I ran Malwarebytes - nothing detected
I ran SmartPCFixer - a complete fraud

Why doesn't CHKDSK run?

How can I make a log file to capture the events?


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16 Jul 2017   #2
KCav45

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

I found chkdsk.exe stored in C:/Windows/System32. I made a shortcut and stored it on the desktop. When I ran the shortcut it executed so quickly I couldn't read what it said. How can I slow the screen display long enough so I can read it?
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16 Jul 2017   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I trust your shortcut is a command line batch file? i.e. run from a Command prompt?

If so, put a "/k" (no quotes) at the end of the last line in the commands. That will keep the window open until you press a key, IIRC.
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16 Jul 2017   #4
KCav45

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

It is not a batch file. When I go to the Command Prompt and enter chkdsk c: /r /k it doesn't recognize the command /k. What should I do to make a batch file with chkdsk c: /r /k?
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16 Jul 2017   #5
KCav45

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

Step-by-Step
1. went to Command Prompt
2 . cd/ to c:users/ncav/desktop
3. entered chkdsk.bat /k

Inside chkdsk.bat it said chkdsk c: /r


It said did not recognize as an internal or external command operable program or batch file
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16 Jul 2017   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Hmmm. I forgot about the switches at the tail end of the chkdsk command. "/k" would not be properly interpreted in this case.

That leaves us with a possibility. Making a batch file as such (and I don't know if this will work or not)

start cmd.exe /k
chkdsk C: /r

That should open a command window and start chkdsk for you. Make sure to run the batch file as administrator.

I still can't figure out why chkdsk isn't running at your next boot when you invoke it in a current session...
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17 Jul 2017   #7
KCav45

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 

made a batch file that contained
cmd.exe /k
chkdsk c: /r
ran As Administrator
the batch file ran but did not run chkdsk
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17 Jul 2017   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If you have important personal files stored on your system drive, back them up on another drive (- as a matter of abundant caution) and then try System Restore to the date prior to this problem.

After system restore finishes, reboot your PC and then check whether check disk runs at startup when scheduled.

I presume that System Restore works fine on your PC and you have Restore points prior to this problem.
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