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I keep getting a message : run (C:)chkdsk/f but I do not know how to do this - please help

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If this is on an XP machine, close any programs that are open, click on START>RUN and type in chkdsk /f and click OK.
It may ask if you want to run it on the next start up, tell it yes, and then reboot your computer.
Depending on when and where you are getting the message, this may be early warning signs of a failing hard drive. I suggest you back up any important data as soon as you can.

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Disk failure


you could run the chkdsk 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

or

click start control panel administrative 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


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive


hope this helps

Oct 18, 2012 | E-Machines T5226 PC Desktop

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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 | PC Desktops

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When I try to defrag my pc I get a message that says "Disk Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume (C:). Please run CHKDSK/f. Don't know how to do this


above statements are right you may also run disc defrag to your system
click start/controlpanel/Administrative Tools/computer management/storage/disk defragmenter
then select or highlight the drive where your operating system is installed
click defragment

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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.
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    Why does my computer keep saying "(insert program name here).exe has encourtered a program and needed to close, we are sorry for any inconvenience" it's been doing that with a few games, including...


    I suspect that one or more of the game programs you have loaded have not been tested for compatibility with Windows XP and may have corrupted the hard drive.

    Run chkdsk /f (/f is for "fix") and XP will check and try to fix your hard drive the next time you start windows.

    If the error messages persist, you will have to use add-remove peograms ro remove all your games and then (after running chkdsk /f again) see if the error messages stop.

    If they do not, you are faced with a reload of XP and then only load programs that have been certified by MIcrosoft to run under XP.

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    first boot your computer with winxp recovery disk.
    then ewnter in recovery console then type in command prompt "chkdsk /r"
    then press "y" then it fix error on disk.
    then check.

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    Run an Error check on your computer. Process takes anywhere from 1 to several hours, depending on hard drive size, files on computer and number of errors needing to be fixed. 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.

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    Ok, basically nero is asking you to run chkdsk to see if there is any corruption in your system files and is generally a good fix for things like this.

    If you don't know how to run chkdsk, follow the steps below.

    Click Start -> Run

    In the box type cmd, then press enter

    At the commad prompt type cd \, then press enter

    Then type chkdsk /f

    If you are prompted to schedule CHKDSK to run the next time the computer restarts (because CHKDSK may be unable to gain exclusive access to the drive under Windows), type Y then enter

    Type exit

    If you have had to schedule the chkdsk ro run, restart your PC and chkdsk will run whilst your PC is starting up.

    Please let me know if this fixes the issue.

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