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Windows 7: I cannot run chkdsk

03 May 2017   #1
jakleves7retire

7 64 bit
 
 
I cannot run chkdsk

I have a problem that has long been going and really need it fixed. I cannot run chkdsk. I have followed the steps given by Mr. Shawn, AKA Brink? sorry if wrong been all over looking for answers., Thank you sir for your brilliancy and awesome info sharing, BTW. You rock!!. So in/with vista64 help thread, I have done all but taken ownership cause I am not that comp savvy, questions following. To clarify, I am running XP home premium, 1. initially tried to run and chkdsk would not at boot. 2.I have tried to run in safemode workaround, 3. tried to replace reg file, says it was successful but would still not execute, 4. tried manually replacing reg file, sometimes it was saved as autocheck autochk* after reboot, sometimes originally found "autocheck /P?p?" or something to this effect, was found re-plugged in after attempt/reboot, 5. tried to run sfc /scannow, comes back with errors but reports it cant fix them, 6. do not know if "Do not take ownership of the drive that you have Windows installed on. If you do, you will end up having to reinstall Windows.", I did not know if that meant taking control of the COMPLETE C:/ drive system or the individual file one needs to work on, i.e. I should be working from a different bootable copy of windows, working ON my folders on the drive that has my exucutable copy of windows/laptop hard drive. sorry if that doesn't make sense, I am comp illiterate, for the most part, I refuse to pass up 7, install 10 and I am retiring, and at 36 years of age, That's gonna have to wait lol. Please help and THANK YOU in advance, and welcoming someone to direct of location this thread needs to be in


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03 May 2017   #2
YaMoonSun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try holding the windows key, and pressing R, to run the command prompt as administrator, and then check out this disk check commands for cmd
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03 May 2017   #3
respoda

win7 x64 sp1
 
 

I'm also new here, so...
Try to help out where I can though...

Could you do the following please :

Open an elevated command prompt and type chkdsk c: /F/X (or do it through explorer, doesn't matter much)
Since you cannot run chkdsk it probably won't run...

Now type eventvwr in the run box and see if any errors are logged in the System or Application log, around the time you tried chkdsk, or either from times before...

Post them here if any please.


Also, after this, if you haven't already, do an 'sfc /scannow' from an elevated cmd.

Could be that some files are corrupted, though I'd imagine Brink would have easily found that...


Can you remember when it started ? Maybe around or after some updates or system changes ?
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03 May 2017   #4
jakleves7retire

7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for reply, I have tried to do so (chkdsk) from control panel with schedule, cmd, elevated cmd, still no execute, sorry just seen other from respoda, scannow does not work either
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03 May 2017   #5
respoda

win7 x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakleves7retire View Post
Thanks for reply, I have tried to do so (chkdsk) from control panel with schedule, cmd, elevated cmd, still no execute
No problem.
I would have thought that..

Could you quickly check event viewer and post any errors logged in either 'System' or 'Application' log ?
Thanks.
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03 May 2017   #6
jakleves7retire

7 64 bit
 
 

Guess i need to study how to do that but they are showing error logs in application for sources wmi and vss, is this what you are referring to?
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03 May 2017   #7
respoda

win7 x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakleves7retire View Post
Guess i need to study how to do that but they are showing error logs in application for sources wmi and vss, is this what you are referring to?
Yes, In the Start>run box, type eventvwr +ENTER

Then select Windows logs, select system log and application log, and check for any errors, then post the details here please.
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03 May 2017   #8
respoda

win7 x64 sp1
 
 

Also, did you attempt to run 'sfc /scannow' from an elevated command prompt ?
If any file or system corruption exists, which is probable, sfc should be able to fix it, or at least confirm it.
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04 May 2017   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
SFC Tutorial

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04 May 2017   #10
jakleves7retire

7 64 bit
 
 

The following is a partial quote which i will revise to clarify my situation, thanks so much for the patience with my ignorance and all assistance,
I ll get it right eventually, lol, if you guys patience don't run out on me, lol,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakleves7retire View Post
I cannot run chkdsk. I have followed the steps given by Mr. Shawn, AKA Brink? Thank you sir for your brilliancy and awesome info sharing. So in/with vista64 help thread, I have done all but taken ownership cause I am not that comp savvy, questions following. To clarify, I am running XP home premium,on a dell XPS

all attempts chkdsk and sfc scannow have been in user (default) and attempts also made in elevated

all instruction was taken from

Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista

1. initially tried to run and chkdsk would not at boot.
2. then I tried to run in safemode workaround, following vista64 guidance
3. tried to replace reg file, says it was successful but would still not execute chkdsk,
4. tried manually replacing reg file, sometimes it was saved as autocheck autochk* after reboot, sometimes originally found "autocheck /P?p?" or something to this effect, was found re-plugged in after attempt/reboot,

5. tried to run sfc /scannow, comes back with errors but reports it cant fix them,

6. do not know if "Do not take ownership of the drive that you have Windows installed on. If you do, you will end up having to reinstall Windows.", I did not know if that meant taking control of the COMPLETE C:/ drive system or the individual file one needs to work on, i.e. I should be working from a different bootable copy of windows, working ON my folders on the drive that has my exucutable copy of windows/laptop hard drive. sorry if that doesn't make sense, I am comp illiterate, for the most part,

I refuse to pass up 7, install 10 and I am retiring, and at 36 years of age, That's gonna have to wait lol. Please help and THANK YOU in advance, and welcoming someone to direct of location this thread needs to be in

I will now try to post errors from event vwr
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