CHKDSK Problem


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Tom Huot

I am getting the following result while running chkdsk c:

C:\Documents and Settings\thuot>chkdsk c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

29302528 KB total disk space.
15503862 KB in 73188 files.
24844 KB in 4707 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
137302 KB in use by the system.
23104 KB occupied by the log file.
13636519 KB available on disk.

512 bytes in each allocation unit.
58605056 total allocation units on disk.
27273038 allocation units available on disk.

When I rerun it with the /F parameter, the computer restarts, runs chkdsk, and finds no errors. Do I have an error or not? I have been recently having problems running Drive Image 2002 which I never had before, so my guess is that it may be related.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom
 
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Wesley Vogel

Don't bother even running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, right-click the volume you want to
check, and then click Properties.
2. On the Tools tab, click Check Now.
3. Do one of the following:

o To run Chkdsk by using the /f parameter, select the Automatically fix file
system errors check box, and then click Start.
[[Specifies whether Windows repairs file-system errors found during disk
checking. All files must be closed for this program to run. If the drive is
currently in use, a message asks if you want to reschedule
the disk checking for the next time you restart your computer. Your drive is
not available to run other tasks while the disk is being checked.]]

o To run Chkdsk by using the /r parameter, select the Scan for and attempt
recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
[[Specifies whether Windows repairs file-system errors found during disk
checking, locates bad sectors, and recovers readable information. All files
must be closed for this program to run. If the drive is currently in use, a
message asks if you want to reschedule the disk checking for the next time
you restart your computer. Your drive is not available to run other tasks
while the disk is being checked. If you select this option, you do not need
to select Automatically fix file system errors. Windows fixes any errors on
the disk.]]
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[[Chkdsk might not accurately report information in read-only mode.]]

Chkdsk
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...windows/xp/all/reskit/en-us/prmb_tol_pwfd.asp

[[If you run chkdsk without the /f command-line option on an active
partition, it might report spurious errors because it cannot lock the
drive.]]

[[Using chkdsk with open files
If you specify the /f command-line option, chkdsk sends an error message if
there are open files on the disk. If you do not specify the /f command-line
option and open files exist, chkdsk might report lost allocation units on
the disk. This could happen if open files have not yet been recorded in the
file allocation table. If chkdsk reports the loss of a large number of
allocation units, consider repairing the disk.]]

Chkdsk
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/chkdsk.mspx

[[In read-only mode, CHKDSK quits before it completes all three phases if it
encounters errors in earlier phases, and CHKDSK is prone to falsely
reporting errors. For example, CHKDSK may report disk corruption if NTFS
happens to modify areas of a disk while CHKDSK is examining the disk. For
correct verification, a volume must be static, and the only way to guarantee
a static state is to lock the volume. CHKDSK locks the volume only if you
specify the /F switch (or the /R switch, which implies /F). You may need to
run CHKDSK more than once to get CHKDSK to complete all its passes
in read-only mode. ]]

An Explanation of the New C and I Switches That Are Available to Use with
Chkdsk.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314835

To take advantage of all the Chkdsk parameters, use the command-line version
of Chkdsk.

Describes how to use the chkdsk command at the command line.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...WINDOWSXP/home/using/productdoc/en/chkdsk.asp
 
H

Hilary Karp

Tom, run chkntfs at the command prompt: Start | Run | Cmd..hit ok

Type in chkntfs C: or whatever drive you want to check. If the drive is
ok it will return " C: is not dirty". If there are problems it will say
"C: is dirty". Then you need to run chkdsk /f or /r
 
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Alex Nichol

Tom said:
When I rerun it with the /F parameter, the computer restarts, runs chkdsk, and finds no errors. Do I have an error or not? I have been recently having problems running Drive Image 2002 which I never had before, so my guess is that it may be related.

There was an error in CHKDSK which resulted in a 'read only' run under
windows showing a spurious error. It has I think been corrected in one
of he updates, but you may still have it. If the run at boot time is
clean, I would not worry
 

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