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Windows 7: How to Run ChkDsk on Volume \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1

09 Jun 2014   #1
Electron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
How to Run ChkDsk on Volume \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1

Is it possible to run ChkDsk on \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1?

If so please explain how to do it. My Event Viewer is showing an occasional System NTFS error as shown below:

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1. Event ID 55

My Windows 7 computer has a single 1 TB disk and no backup drives. I assume Volume Shadow Copy is running and that files are stored somewhere and perhaps contained within a System Restore Point.


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09 Jun 2014   #2
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi!

Why don't you try to remove the restore points? May be this might solve the problem.
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09 Jun 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken75 View Post
Is it possible to run ChkDsk on \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1?

If so please explain how to do it. My Event Viewer is showing an occasional System NTFS error as shown below:

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1. Event ID 55

My Windows 7 computer has a single 1 TB disk and no backup drives. I assume Volume Shadow Copy is running and that files are stored somewhere and perhaps contained within a System Restore Point.
Check services and see if Volume Shadow Copy is disabled or Stopped (not running); start the service and see if the "HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1" is deleted.

How to enable or disable a Service;
Left click the Windows Orb>Type Services in the caption box>Scroll the list to Volume Shadow Copy>Right Click the entry and choose the appropriate setting.
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09 Jun 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The volume shadows are usually (except for servers) on the volume to which they belong - e.g. C:. If you run a chkdsk on C:, that should cover the Volume shadowstorage area.

If you want to check whether there are actually any shadows (restore points), run this command:

vssadmin list shadows
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09 Jun 2014   #5
Electron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks all for the help. Volume Shadow was enabled in Services. The default start mode is Manual.

I just ran the vssadmin list shadows command and it showed a total of 12 items. System Restore shows 11 Restore Points for some reason but they appear to be the same items other than the earliest which is missing.

Interestingly the time stamps differ slightly between the two lists but the difference is only 10 seconds or so. I did run ChkDsk for three hours a few days ago and no problems were reported. Hopefully I am only seeing an anomaly.

Perhaps the problem will disappear as Restore Points are replaced by newer ones.
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09 Jun 2014   #6
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

One thing you can try, Turn off system restore, wait a few minutes for the computer to clear all old restore points, the turn it back on and create a new restore point.
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