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

20 Jan 2010   #11

windows 7

Still getting, even after changing the command:

The type of file system is NTFS
Cannot lock current drive

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

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20 Jan 2010   #12
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Did you start the process from the beginning again on the second attempt ?

If so try rebooting in safe mode then run the command

Chkdsk /f /r c:

Soz I haven't tried these commands from Win7 so I'm still unsure if it's going to work ... but its worth a try
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21 Jan 2010   #13

windows 7
Disk Check

I get to step 11 and never get a report that the scan is complete. It seems to be stuck on the Disk Check scan screen.
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22 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

You could try a Linux diagnostic cd, but it seems as if your hard drive is nearly dead.
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05 May 2010   #15

Win 7 64 bit

I have the same issue too. I am running Win 7 64 bit and it keeps asking me to do the check disk. I have let it run a number of times, but it has never come up with errors. I run on a single hard drive partitioned into two drives, c and d. It keeps asking to check c where I keep the majority of my files. I ran the fsutil thing and it showed the drive as not dirty, so I'm not sure if those suggestions there would help.

I've considered wiping the computer again and reinstalling, but I'm not sure. I am thinking of repartitioning the drive back into a single partition instead of 2. But before I resort to anything drastic I'd like any more tips/suggestions I could follow to address this issue. Thanks.
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20 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 home premium
Worked for me

Thanks, PooMan UK! I'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bit on a laptop purchased last December and ran into this problem several months ago with my D drive. Since I don't reboot very often it has not been a big deal, but can be quite the pain. Followed your instructions to the letter and it worked perfectly -- so yes, the same fix does apply to Windows 7 as to XP and Vista. Saved me from reformatting my D drive (which would not have taken much effort, but also probably would not have fixed the problem, since it sounds like it's a registry issue).
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08 Sep 2010   #17
dextrous dans 9

windows xp home edition 32

had the problem of having disk checked every time I started computer....not anymore....!!! it was internet explorer !!!...dont open that anymore. I use mozilla firefox....problem was nasty I Explorer...try it...and dont open I E anymore...
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08 Sep 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP


What makes you think it is IE8 causing your chkdsk at startup? Please post the log which shows IE caused this.

IE8 in Win7 is rock solid stable, the best version ever with features that blow away the other browsers.

Boot the WIN7 DVD or REpair CD to run a Startup Repair: Startup Repair

Run a full chkdsk /r on HD, then maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Last resort before reinstall: Repair Install
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20 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 x64

Same problem here. Machine is only about 3 weeks old, and out of the blue came the "One of your disks needs to be checked for conistency" message on boot up. The check process ticks down and freezes on the last second. Re-boot, and pressing Any Key before the 15 second count-down is complete generally allows the login screen, and from there the Desktop. However... Defrag does not show C: as being a drive that is defragmentable... in fact, it doesn't show C: at all. System Restore likewise recognizes a problem on C: and will not restore until the error is fixed. Using System Restore, there is hot button that is labeled "Check The Disk For Errors" and that results in two tickable choices:

1) Automatically Fix File System Errors
2) Scan and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors

However ..... Only the 2nd option is allowable or doable, because if the 1st option is ticked, an error message pops up saying: "Windows can't check hard disk while it is in use" ....... That, is about as oxymoronic as it gets! Unbelievable!

Anyway, ran Option 2 above, which ran for about 3 or more hours, (750 GB drive), and in the end, reported that it found no problems.

From the C: prompt, as an "Administrtor;" ran SFC / SCANNOW as well as CHKDSK ... and neither utitlity found any problems on C:. CHKDSK /F was not allowed, but was scheduled at next re-boot..... It too did not run when machine was re-booted, but stalled and froze just like the System-invoked check that started all this mess.

Basically, the System goes in useless circles with all these error messages, and has the user chasing his or her own tail until finally one realizes that it is all for naught.

The machine is going back to the store tonight.

Bring Back XP !!!
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20 Dec 2010   #20

Windows 7 x64

PooMan UK ... You're a Godsend. I tried the CHDKDSK /F /R from Safe Mode, and although I didn't see any activity as far as an actual check goes, I restarted normally after that and Bingo! All is right with the world again. Whereas defrag formerly didn't recognize C: ... and whereas I was formerly getting the "consistency" error message at boot up, that is all corrected now.

It took a bit of intuitive doing though. Initially, following your instructions, I sort of deviated and selected the "Safe Mode with C: prompt" choice. At that point, at the C: prompt, I entered the CHKDSK /F /R command but was told that my status needed to be "elevated" (doesn't everybody's!). ... I did however, enter the command and selected Y (Yes) which stipulated scheduling the command CHKDSK /F /R to be run at next start-up, which I did, but this time choosing the first menu option: Safe Mode (strictly).

Invisibly, something good must have happened because upon yet another, but this time NORMAL re-boot, no initial error message appeared and Defrag thinks the world is wonderful; showing C: as a defragmentable drive again.

Thanks heaps.... This fix is one for the books!
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