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Everything is corrupt and CHKDSK wont run!


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hi, i own a dell xps m1530, i got it 2 years ago for christmas.

windows vista 64 but home premium

i have a chain of problems that ive been finding, all software things, that started off with itunes.

first problem.
it told me ITUNES.EXE was corrupt, and to run CHKDSK

i close itunes and it delietes my entire library, opens up as if i just installed it, it first did this when i upgraded it, now it does it everytime.

i found out the file "itunes library" was corrupt in the folder itunes music, i was told to run CHKDSK

i know what CHKDSK is and im sure ive used it before, but this time i could not figure it out.

i typed into RUN


CHKDSK :C - it told me that i had alot of corrupt files and couldnt do a dam thing about it

i ran CHKDSK:C /f - it told me that it was gona do somthing about it when i rebooted

when i rebooted it didnt do a damm thing, and even doing the same thing in same mode didnt help





i went on trying to simply delite the file and replace it with an older version of the library, but it is corrupt and refuses to go, even with the help of a program callled unlocker (i was told it would help)

then vista told me the program unlocker was corrupt, it told me to run CHKDSK


this program chkdsk is really driving me up a wall, along with this stupid $3,000 computer

any help is appreciated, im ready to upgrade to windows 7, if that is any better
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The command you want is:

chkdsk c: /r

(The ":" goes after the "c").
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If it won't run as it's suppose to then try it this way.

Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 August 2010 - 06:05 AM.

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tried the chkdsk /r and it and then said yes to run next rebot and it still just restarted like normal, no chkdsk
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Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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well, at fisrt the command would bring up a command promp for a millesecond.

i did a screenshot and copied that into paint just to find out that i was not the administrator? What the...?

well i right clicked on command prompt and clicked run as administrator (im learning!)

then entered sfc /scannow

it scanned and told me this:

windows recource protections found corrupt files but was unable to repair some of them

details are included in the cbs.log

windir\logs\cbs\cbs.log

what now?
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Locate and attach the cbs.log file
That file will help to determine what files are the problem.

Edited by rshaffer61, 02 August 2010 - 07:21 PM.

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i think this is it
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i found this while i was doing a scearch for the term "corrupt" within the file

i think it might be my problem, or part of it

Found: {l:32 b:TeClU/5qzt6SbGa4U+LPTQ0iblyD1PE+meetOsAeGXQ=} Expected: {l:32 b:75SwsjWfamLuHGMZIPmgh73zJW12/JEnLGRy+c9V890=}
2010-08-02 18:50:09, Info CSI 0000008a Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_3ffe01d977405f71\autochk.exe do not match actual file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" :
Found: {l:32 b:TeClU/5qzt6SbGa4U+LPTQ0iblyD1PE+meetOsAeGXQ=} Expected: {l:32 b:75SwsjWfamLuHGMZIPmgh73zJW12/JEnLGRy+c9V890=}
2010-08-02 18:50:09, Info CSI 0000008b [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:22{11}]"autochk.exe"; source file in store is also corrupted
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Try this and let me know if it works.

How To Run Chkdsk /r from Recovery Console:


How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors

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problem solved!

but for future refrence


i did exactly what you told me to, and believe it or not, i did it before i read your post, i actually got just sick and tired of the crap and was getting ready to reinstall the os, when i saw a repair option and

it then gave me a command prompt (from the vista cd)

i typed in at first CHKDSK

it checked the hole vista cd and could not find any corrupt files (DOH!)


then i typed chkdsk c:

checked the HDD and told me that it had alot of problems and couldn't do a damm thing about it


then i rembered CHKDSK c: /r


that worked


but a few times in stage 5/5 it would get stuck on a file, like for 5 hours, i was thinking about shutting it down and retrying, when i rembered how you told me not to shut it down ever in CHKDSK, so i got mad and slammed my hand on the laptop and bumped the spacebar, i guess that must make it skip the file (haha)


fo now itunes works, thank you for you help

and thank you forum for making it possible for the average DIY'er to fix his own things
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue.

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
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