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nonothingofpc

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Ok, I have been reading through here trying the different advice posted, but I have a little problem.

I follow the steps ending with chkdsk /f /r c: then Y. I reboot. It goes straight back to desktop. I can't get chkdsk to actually start. When I try to do it manually it fails.

Any help please?

I have no errors, no crashes, and no startup problems. Only error I seem to get lately is when using a graphic heavy game, it works fine, then randomly slows down to almost frame by frame. But that is a graphic driver issue.

Check Disk just will not start and my C - Dirty. How can I actually get check disk to run?

Edited by nonothingofpc, 04 September 2008 - 12:15 PM.

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DanielOz46

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What is it that you are trying to do? Remember Chkdsk is an old DOS utility. It was used for checking for physical errors on whatever drive you were trying to check. It also will find any "lost" files or file sectors. If you are just going to the RUN option in the Start menu, the path to chkdsk is not defined. I take it you are running XP? Try looking for the .exe file under Windows, System 32. Click run, then browse to the directory and click Open. After chkdsk.exe leave a space and type /f

That should do it.
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nonothingofpc

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I do that it goes to the first phase, and about 98% just closes the window. And if I try to run a chkdsk after reboot, it never runs it like I designate it to.

My problem is, something is preventing me from running chkdsk on my laptop. Like it starts up and towards the end of phase 1 ( if I go through computer, right click, goto properties, click tools, and run it with just checking for errors ( not the option to fix errors ) and says Windows can't complete the check disk. If I click fix bad sectors as well, it will ask to perform on restart. I click yes, I restart and it goes straight back to windows. If I do it manually through command prompt it gets to phase 1 about 98% and closes the window. Any ideas?
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Try turning off any anti-virus software that may be running. Will the chkdsk run and check a floppy or CD drive?
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Try starting it in safemode.
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