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Chkdsk.exe

Check hard disk health
Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
goi to run type cmd in run, open cmd as administrator

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CHKDSK [drive:][[path]filename] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/L[:size]]
Key
[drive:] The drive to check.

filename File(s) to check for fragmentation (FAT only).

/F Automatically Fix file system errors on the disk.
/X Fix file system errors on the disk, (Win2003 and above)
dismounts the volume first, closing all open file handles.

/R Scan for and attempt Recovery of bad sectors.

/V Display the full path and name of every file on the disk.

/L:size NTFS only: change the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays the current log size and the drive type
(FAT or NTFS).
/C Skip directory corruption checks.
/I Skip corruption checks that compare directory entries to the
file record segment (FRS) in the volume's master file table (MFT)Example:

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To run Disk Check facility, you must run elevated command prompt and type 'chkdsk' and press enter. Now windows itself will try to figure out any problems related to your hard disk.


Note: To run elevated command prompt, go to "cmd" or "Command Prompt". Right click over it and select "Run as administrator". Now the window of command prompt in administrator mode will open.




Hope this helps,
Mrityunjay.

Jun 03, 2012 | Samsung N13013B Netbook

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My computer crashes a lot. How do I fix?


You may run or perform Disk Error Checking(This is for Windows XP SP3):
* Chkdsk (Chkdsk.exe) is a command-line tool that checks volumes for problems. The tool then tries to repair any that it finds. For example, Chkdsk can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.

** How to run CHKDSK at the command prompt:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  3. Use one of the following procedures:
  • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
  • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: 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)

  • Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

  • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.
  • Once done with chkdsk r, run FIXBOOT and press ENTER.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: 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)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
  • Sep 08, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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    windows always giving notification bad hard disk


    Bad Hard disk means a lot of disk partition is damaged and you will have to do a **** check to see how damaged the disk is for disk check and trying to repair it. the command Chkdsk can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors. log on with administrator rights and open My Computer then left click and now click down on properties, click on the Tools option and Click Check Now then select both the Automatically fix file system errors and the Scan fro and attempt recovery of bad sectors, click Start and Restart...During Restart allow the scan to take place, it will take some time but it is worth waiting. Another simple way to run the disk check is by entering the command Chkdsk in the command prompt, click start then click Run then type in CMD after the command prompt appears (normally a window with a black classic display) type in the command Chkdsk after check is done enter Chkdsk /f ......(to fix the errors)

    Mar 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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    hdd in bad health tried everything but formating


    you could run the check disk utility
    click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or
    control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
    do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input will damage your computer

    hope this helps

    Feb 08, 2011 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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    can read the drive, directory corrupted


    just run chkdsk command to recover your directory structure,
    Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
    1. Click Start, and then Run.
    2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
    3. Use one of the following procedures:
      • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
      • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

        Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: 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)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
      • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.

        Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: 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)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
    Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
    Thanks.
    Have a good day

    Apr 22, 2010 | Hitachi hts548080m9at00 80 GB Hard Drive

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