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Volume - c: is NOT dirty

The syntax of the command is incorrect
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whoa...my last post here was for somewhere else...sorry about that...don't do the xcopy jazz
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also do fsutil dirty query <other hard drive or partition letter>

when i said to do that... the <other hard drive or partition letter> was supposed to be changed by you to whatever the other drive on your computer is called (you've got at least 2 partitions on the compouter..) it might be something like E: or F: or soemthing like that
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I have a f: which is an external USB DVD burner, I used the command fsutil dirty query f: and it returned the following message-

Error: the parameter is incorrect
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hehe alrightythen...let's forget that...

Volume - c: is NOT dirty

what that means is taht as far as windows is concerned....you drive doesn't need to be checked...i however...beg to disagree with your windows...there's deffinitely something funky going on

soo...in the hopes that this works....do start > run > cmd > fsutil dirty set c:
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then restart the computer
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Volume - c: is now marked dirty
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you dirty lilttle drive you......now restart
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I want you to try to boot from your windows xp cd and enter recovery console. Use the chkdsk /r command from there.

/r includes the /f parameter as seen by typing chkdsk /?.
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How do I boot from a CD?
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lostonpeasea...we'll try that in a sec..first answer me this...did you restart after setting the dirty bit? if so did it try to run the chkdsk?
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I rebooted twice the first time my computer locked up.
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I did not try to run the disk check
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do you have your xp cd?

if so..put it in the drive and restart your computer
during boot get into bios (usually by pressing f2 or del) and look for y our boot order...make sure that that is set with cdrom as the first boot device...save the cahnges and exit

you will (should) see a message saying to press any key to boot from cd..press any key...now you will (should) see a screen saying windows setup...and it will be loading files in the bottom left corner....you will now get a menu asking you what you want to do...choose the R option for recovery console...it will ask you for your administrator password (if you don't know your administrator password try leaving it blank)...when you get to the c: prompt type chkdsk /r
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I am unable to boot from the CD. When I hit the enter key on the boot order, the window opens up and gives me the option to boot from the hard drive or from the CD, I hit the down arrow to highlight the CD and hit enter, I then hit the exit key and it just restarts in Windows.
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