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Windows 7: want to run chkdsk on f drive

29 Mar 2010   #1
njnitehawk

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
want to run chkdsk on f drive

this is what windows is telling me
see attached

pleas advise thanks




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29 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Have you tried scheduling the test for the next boot? Probably a program is using the drive, such as Google Desktop or your anti-virus.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

That's the best way to run CHKDSK anyway.
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30 Mar 2010   #4
njnitehawk

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

still states there is a lock on the drive
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30 Mar 2010   #5
Cato

 

You're trying to run it from C: drive, which will only run after next boot. You need to go to F: drive in the command prompt then run chkdsk, I believe.

It still won't run until the next boot, if I'm not mistaken.
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31 Mar 2010   #6
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
this is what windows is telling me
see attached

pleas advise thanks
I can't believe nobody's caught this...

To run chkdsk on a given drive you have to tell it which drive. If you want drive F: the command line would be:

CHKDSK F: /F
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31 Mar 2010   #7
Cato

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
this is what windows is telling me
see attached

pleas advise thanks
I can't believe nobody's caught this...

To run chkdsk on a given drive you have to tell it which drive. If you want drive F: the command line would be:

CHKDSK F: /F
I think I did catch that in the post above yours. But, apparently he's not been back.
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31 Mar 2010   #8
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
this is what windows is telling me
see attached

pleas advise thanks
I can't believe nobody's caught this...

To run chkdsk on a given drive you have to tell it which drive. If you want drive F: the command line would be:

CHKDSK F: /F
I think I did catch that in the post above yours. But, apparently he's not been back.
Yes you did, sort of but why wouldn't you type in the command line for him?

CHKDSK is one of the very few CMD tools where you actually have to specify a drive letter.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
njnitehawk

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

hey guys thanks for advice
on chkdsk

please see the results (see attached)

one area of concern is

this:

The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect.
The Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

how do correct that


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File Type: txt chkdsk.txt (3.7 KB, 242 views)
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02 Apr 2010   #10
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njnitehawk View Post
hey guys thanks for advice
on chkdsk

please see the results (see attached)

one area of concern is

this:

The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect.
The Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

how do correct that
Ok, based on your text file I believe you've misunderstood the CHKDSK command...

To run CHKDSK on drive F the command is chkdsk f: /f
To run it on drive c the command is chkdsk c: /f

In Windows command shell...
Drive letters end in a colon: c: d: f: etc.
Command flags start with a / as in /F /R /? etc.

The /? flag is worth remembering since it calls up command line help for each program... For example: chkdsk /? would bring up a help list of all the command line switches available in chkdsk...

I do see that you have some problem on drive C .... Now this drive is locked by windows so you'll get a rather odd message when you try to make this work...

CHKDSK /F C:

You will be told the check cannot run right now and it will ask you if you want to schedule it for the next reboot... you can Y for yes or N for no... In this case you should say yes, close the command shell and then reboot... When the system restarts chkdsk will run with your command line parameters.
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