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Question about chk dsk r/ f with windows 7


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Davidewillard

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I was getting an error when I was trying to reformat my computer so I looked up the error and saw I should try CMD and type in chk dsk r/ f. After I completed the steps in dos I rebooted my computer. My computer rebooted but the monitor won't turn on and goes into sleep mode.

Is this normal when doing a chk dsk ?? I heard the process could take several hours but shouldn't i be able to see a progess bar on my monitor? And all I hear is my fan making a loud noise. It's been about 2 hours now should I be worried or just stop freaking out and wait? And how do I work if the chk dsk is working correctly if I can't see anything on my monitor ?

Any informations would be great!

Thanks!!
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Try and hold the power button in, and then turn your system back on. You should get a blue screen (I think it's blue, can't remember, could be black) saying it's going to check your disk.
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The steps to run chkdsk on a Win7 system are a little different then on a XP system. Below are the instructions.

Tutorial for running chkdsk in Vista\Win 7 located HERE.
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The steps to run chkdsk on a Win7 system are a little different then on a XP system. Below are the instructions.

Tutorial for running chkdsk in Vista\Win 7 located HERE.


You can still run CHKDSK from an elevated command prompt.
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Davidewillard

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Awesome it's working now and pro forming the scan thanks for the help!
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Awesome it's working now and pro forming the scan thanks for the help!

I really couldn't tell you why it crashes on boot sometimes when that happens. That's what I do though, hold the power button in.

You're welcome, good day. :)
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when running chkdsk you only need to put /r
/r Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /f and /p)...

here and here
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