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A screen reads that Chkdsk is verifying files, checking disks for consistency. It goes through 3 stages of this. After that, it goes to Microsoft Logo Corp. screen with logo and then it goes back to the checking disks for consistency screen. It does this repeatedly. How do I get my computer to exit this screen and actually start up.

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Sounds like the hard drive is failing, if things are not backed up then get it to a professional without trying to start it again as more damage my result

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My external hard drive shows up in devices but i cannot access the files on it. The laptop does not recognize it as a hard drive


C:\Documents and Settings\mpos>chkdsk c:
The type of the file system is
NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only
mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification
completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index
verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of
3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free
space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK
discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows found
problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct
these.

156280288 KB total disk space.
12116176 KB in 34467
files.
11304 KB in 4337 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
110084 KB in use
by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
144042724 KB available
on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
39070072 total allocation
units on disk.
36010681 allocation units available on
disk.

C:\Documents and Settings\mpos>

THIS IS WHAT I GET WHEN I
TYPE IT IN. WAIT A FEW MINUTES WHEN U TYPE CHKDSK E:OR TYPE IN
TYPE IN
CHKDSK E: /F

Sep 15, 2013 | SimpleTech 320GB SimpleDrive External by...

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How to display Errors found and Repairs made by CHKDSK


<b> <p>How to display Errors found and Repairs made by the CHKDSK Command<br /></b> The Chkdsk command is used to verify the integrity of a file system and is capable of correcting discrepancies in system data files. This command has been with us since DOS days and has been modified by Microsoft as required to meet the requirements of new operating and file systems as they evolved. <br /> If you execute the Chkdsk command from a command prompt without using the F (fix) switch, Chkdsk runs in the read-only mode. As Chkdsk runs its tests on the drive, it displays the results of these tests on the monitor screen and the test results remain there for you to read until you close the CMD box.<br /> However there are several drawbacks to running Chkdsk in the read-only mode, especially on an active NTFS volume (usually C:) <br /> 1. Chkdsk cannot make any corrections to the drive while in the read-only mode.<br /> 2. If Chkdsk encounters more than minor errors, it will not complete all of its tests.<br /> 3. If you are running Chkdsk in the read-only mode on the active partition, Chkdsk frequently reports disk corruption and other file system errors which do not exist. This happens when the system modifies the disk during the Chkdsk testing sequence.<br /> Considering the above, there is little to be gained by running Chkdsk in the read-only mode.<br /> You need to run Chkdsk/F at the command prompt to test the drive and to correct any errors found.. As soon as you make this entry the system responds with:<br /> "The type of file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive."<br /> "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)."<br /> After you key in "Y" (followed by enter) and re-boot, the operating system starts to load and you are advised that a disk check has been scheduled and unless you cancel it, Chkdsk/F will start to run in a few seconds. (Actually the file being executed at this time is Autochk.exe). Chkdsk will run through its phases but it only displays the test results on the monitor screen for about 2 seconds before the screen clears and the operating system continues to load!<br /> If problems were found wiith the file system, you will not have time to read any messages regarding what they were or what actions were taken. If corrupted files and/or orphaned files/directories were detected you would most probably like to know about it and other problems found by Chkdsk. So how do you display the errors found and actions taken?<br /> The answer is that since running Chkdsk/F is a system event, the information is recorded in the System Event Log under application events. To read the log, Click on Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer and Application. Look for "Winlogon" in the Source column and double click on it. An Event Properties dialog box will open and display the log for you to read..<br /> Yavacotech.<br />

on Dec 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to display Errors found and Repairs made by the CHKDSK Command
The Chkdsk command is used to verify the integrity of a file system and is capable of correcting discrepancies in system data files. This command has been with us since DOS days and has been modified by Microsoft as required to meet the requirements of new operating and file systems as they evolved.
If you execute the Chkdsk command from a command prompt without using the F (fix) switch, Chkdsk runs in the read-only mode. As Chkdsk runs its tests on the drive, it displays the results of these tests on the monitor screen and the test results remain there for you to read until you close the CMD box.
However there are several drawbacks to running Chkdsk in the read-only mode, especially on an active NTFS volume (usually C:)
1. Chkdsk cannot make any corrections to the drive while in the read-only mode.
2. If Chkdsk encounters more than minor errors, it will not complete all of its tests.
3. If you are running Chkdsk in the read-only mode on the active partition, Chkdsk frequently reports disk corruption and other file system errors which do not exist. This happens when the system modifies the disk during the Chkdsk testing sequence.
Considering the above, there is little to be gained by running Chkdsk in the read-only mode.
You need to run Chkdsk/F at the command prompt to test the drive and to correct any errors found.. As soon as you make this entry the system responds with:
"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 this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)."
After you key in "Y" (followed by enter) and re-boot, the operating system starts to load and you are advised that a disk check has been scheduled and unless you cancel it, Chkdsk/F will start to run in a few seconds. (Actually the file being executed at this time is Autochk.exe). Chkdsk will run through its phases but it only displays the test results on the monitor screen for about 2 seconds before the screen clears and the operating system continues to load!
If problems were found wiith the file system, you will not have time to read any messages regarding what they were or what actions were taken. If corrupted files and/or orphaned files/directories were detected you would most probably like to know about it and other problems found by Chkdsk. So how do you display the errors found and actions taken?
The answer is that since running Chkdsk/F is a system event, the information is recorded in the System Event Log under application events. To read the log, Click on Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer and Application. Look for "Winlogon" in the Source column and double click on it. An Event Properties dialog box will open and display the log for you to read..
Yavacotech.

on Dec 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Bad sectors


Yes your hard drives electronics are failing. you need to replace your hard drive.

Jul 15, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

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I have A wd password. It was working perfect but today is coming with this error - file is corrupted or unreadable. It can't be open. Help please???


I presume you mean a WD Passport, not a WD passWord.

Please provide some more information about your question.
What computer is this used with?
Such as a mac or a PC with windows XP, Vista or 7?
Are you seeing the issue with all the files and folders or just a particular file?
Is it connected to a USB 2.0 port or an older computer with a USB 1.0 port?


Here are some things to try:

1. If this is a USB connected drive try a different USB cable.
2. Try plugging it into a different USB port on the computer.
3. See if it works OK on another computer.


If none of those things work and this is used with a Windows computer you may have to run some tests on the drive such as a chkdsk (Check disk) to see if the file and folder structure is intact.

If just a single file is affected I would not start working on the drive.
But if you want to try repairing it you can proceed as below.

This can be done from a command prompt such as on XP go to Start, Programs, Accessories, and select CMD prompt. Then type in chkdsk /f E: and hit the enter key. You may need to customize the command to match your drive letters. Maybe it's the D or F drive in your case.

The syntax of typed commands have to be exactly right
The command is typed chkdsk with a space after it, then /f then another space, and then E with a colon symbol after it. Then hit the enter key.

Th syntax means check disk E for errors, and /F means fix any problems if they are found, rather than just reporting it.

If it's your drive letter D then adjust the command according such as
chkdsk /f D: and then hit the enter key.

If the command gives an error about the command not recognized then it's not typed right.

You could post back the results of the test. If chkdisk finds and fixes a problem your drive may start working normally again and it's fine. If it finds a problem you have to run it few more times until it comes up clean with no errors but don't go past 3-4 runs total.

It should look something like this example below. you don't type all the items in the lines below.. these are the EXAMPLE and it is auto-generated by the CHKDSK command.
So, here are the results from a properly working drive that is on drive letter O: while using Windows XP.
Windows Vista and 7 will look very similar.

chkdsk /f o:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

Volume label is 500GB

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.

488385040 KB total disk space.
210281672 KB in 32228 files.
12236 KB in 3087 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
121336 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
277969796 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
122096260 total allocation units on disk.
69492449 allocation units available on disk.

Jul 21, 2010 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

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How to check the PC system for errors, repair the damages or check disk.


1.) Go to 'Start'

2.) Press run and type CMD
(You will see a box eg: C:WINDOWSsystem32CMD.exe )

3.) Type CHKDSK , press enter
*CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3) You have to wait for a few seconds/minutes.
Then you will get a message 'run chkdsk with /F (fix) option to correct these'.

4.) Type CHKDSK /F . press enter
( *Remember there is a space between Chkdsk and F: chkdsk<space>/F )
Again, you will get a 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)

5.) Type Y
You will get a message ' This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.

6.) Now, exit the box and restart your computer.
It will the check the disk. You will see this on your screen as you restart 'A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk (stage 1-5)'

*Note: It will take some time to check your system disk. You need to perform 'check disk' regularly so that you can speed up your PC performance and to repair damages in your system.
* You can try it on any kind of Windows PC.


on Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Desktop will not start.. will only go through Chkdsk


Try and tap F8 and see if you can boot to safe mode and go to my computer and rt click on C, and pick properties then tools, then
check for errors, and check auto,and scan.

Go to dell.com if you don't know who made the hard drive in your model. Then go to the mfg of the hard drive and download a hard drive diagnostic disk to check your hard drive for bad sectors.

You should go to dell.com and check your warranty and you can also ask dell what you should do.

This link posted below has a lot of drive mfg diagnostic tools.

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Apr 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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Error message


That is not an error, Windows is trying to verify that there are no issues with your hard disk. Is what you wrote above all that you see? If so then check disk is freezing before it completes. Try to cancel the chkdsk before it starts by pressing any button when it prompts you to, log into windows, back up everything up that you need and restart your laptop. Worst case scenario you need to reinstall windows on your laptop

Mar 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Jet Black

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Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. I turn on my hp pavillion ze4400 and get a blue screen with this message: One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may...


You got a bad disk

Get an external hard drive.
Reboot and Cancel the disk check for you to log-in to Windows.
Back-up all important data.

Once data is safe, open My Computer and right-click on you C: drive then choose Properties.
Click on the Tools tab and click the Error Checking button then select all options and follow on-screen instructions.

Nov 12, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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LAPTOP


Reboot it and keep pressing F8. Select boot to Safe Mode.
-Try to uninstall the last application that you installed.
-Try to do system restore as well

Jul 26, 2008 | Gateway MX6912 Notebook

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