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My laptop said there was an unreadable error and to run the chkdsk utility. I did so and when I went to restart my computer it says windows cannot open successfully. I keep clicking on the "run normal windows" option and it will still not open. A blue screeen quickly flashes up I am unable to read it but it tells me again to run the chkdsk utility. I have tried the back up recovery disk but this cannot run windows either???

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Perhaps your hard drive has a bad sector and some of the files on your windows was already corrupted because of it. try re-installing your windows and if it doesn't work try partitioning it to two partitions then install your windows on the drive D: because your computer has a trouble reading your drive C:. enjoy!

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1. how to test compaq 14 pin power supply 2. when i install windows it copies the window but when it restarts it gives disk error


if you want to check your hard drive for errors
you could run the chkdsk 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 another way of running the chkdsk utility
click start 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 may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
hope this helps

Jun 09, 2011 | Compaq (176763001) 120-Watt Power Supply

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"A problem was detected and


Re boot in safe mode if normal boot is not possible and run CHKDSK/F
DO NOT DISABLE ANTIVIRUS!!!!!!

That should sort hard disc errors out then download iobit.com and run the registry utility, that will remove more errors. It is a free ware programme and works very well.
Hope that sorts it out for you.

Feb 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am running Windows XP Home SP3. When I try to run chkdsk from command promt, I type "Y" when asked if I want it to run on next startup, but get "Windows cannot end this program" and...


When you type "Y" then press enter, then type "exit" and press enter again.

The CHKDSK command on it's own will do nothing to correct any errors on the HDD. You need to qualify what you want CHKDSK to do.

Here is a list of parameters. eg. CHKDSK /f fixes any error found. Note there is a space between K and /

Dec 28, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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We have windows xp and right now when we boot up the computer this window pops up saying google update.exe-corrupt file(window)then below it THE file or directory c;\windows\temp\gur3.tmp is corrupt and...


You need to run CHKDSK from a command prompt window.

Open the start menu and click 'run.' In the text box, type 'CMD

In the command prompt window type CHKDSK /r and press enter. It will ask if you want to run at next start up enter y and press enter.

PLEASE NOTE there is a space between the K and //.

Reboot PC and CHKDSK will run and fix the error.

Dec 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Hello my acer laptop is giving a message disk error hit alt ctr del for start up i do that but the screen stays black with a with small white blink - in the left hand upper corner


How to run Chkdsk loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Notes
  • Chkdsk requires exclusive access to a volume when it runs. Therefore, if one or more of the files are open on the disk that you want to check, Chkdsk displays a prompt asking if you want schedule the disk check for the next time that you restart your computer.
  • Chkdsk might take a long time to run, depending on the number of files and folders, the size of the volume, disk performance, and available system resources, such as processor and memory.
  • Chkdsk might not accurately report information in read-only mode.
How to run Chkdsk at the command prompt loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  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.

      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.
How to run Chkdsk from My Computer or from Windows Explorer loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
  2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
  3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
  4. Use one of the following procedures:
    • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start.
    • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
The following table lists the exit codes that Chkdsk reports after it has finished:
Collapse this tableExpand this table Exit code Description 0 No errors were found. 1 Errors were found and fixed. 2 Disk cleanup, such as garbage collection, was performed, or cleanup was not performed because /f was not specified. 3 Could not check the disk, errors could not be fixed, or errors were not fixed because /f was not specified.
courtesy of Microsoft.com

Oct 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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My computer is saying that my program quicktime is corrupt and unreadable and it says run chckdsk utility what do I do?


You can manually run the chkdsk command to check for problems.

To do this:

Step One: Click Start, select Run

Step Two: In the box, type cmd

Step Three: Click Ok

Step Four: Run the chkdsk utility by typing in the following command:


chkdsk c: /f /r

NOTE: The /f command automatically fixes any errors encountered, the /r command locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

NOTE: I am also assuming the drive you wish to check is the C: drive.


Once prompted restart your PC/Laptop, any errors will/should be corrected on boot up. It can take a while depending on size of drive and errors or both.

Jun 16, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Corrupt and unreadable


When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then go t ostartmenu then run type in run "chkdsk /r"
then press "y"
then restart computer then it fix error on harddisk.

Let me know if you need more assistanse.
Thanks.

Sep 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell system with microsoft windows XP. The last 2 days I have gotten a message that a file is corrupt and unreadable and to run a chkdsk utility. I have tried to on two fronts but it refuses to...


use this one:

chkdsk /r

box will come up saying your drive is locked.

Type "Y" for yes. press enter.

Restart the computer and let the disk check process run.

Pay attention towards the end you'll get a two second flash telling you if there were any problems, etc.

Let me know what happens.

Mar 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Error message


If you click on the start button and then select run, you can type in cmd. This will bring up a black window and inside of that you can type chkdsk /f . You will then need to follow the prompts on the screen and it may have you restart. When it does restart it will run a program to check for errors on your hard drive. If it finds errors it will repair them and you skype should be fixed.

If this does not fix Skype please uninstall and reinstall.

Feb 08, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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