How to force Chkdsk/F during Boot


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Guest

I have a Windows XP on my home PC together with an old installation of
Windows 98 on another partition.

The c: partition which has the XP, is giving "corrupted files" message each
time I boot. Many applications are not running like Windows Media Player and
the Network card and requesting to run chkdsk.

When I reboot and chkdsk is started, an automated answer saying "NO" to
chkdsk comes and a message "The specified disk appears to be a non-windows xp
drive"

How can I run chkdsk, though I tried using a bootable diskette and it said
drive is locked.

Please email me at (e-mail address removed)
 
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Dave Patrick

You can also run
chkdsk /r
from the recovery console command line. (/r implies /f and /p)

To start the Recovery Console, start the computer from the Windows XP CD-Rom
Press ENTER at the "Setup Notification" screen. Press R to repair a Windows
XP installation, and then press C to use the Recovery Console. The Recovery
Console then prompts you for the administrator password. If you do not have
the correct password, Recovery Console does not allow access to the
computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the Recovery
Console quits and restarts the computer. Note: If the registry is corrupted
or missing or no valid installations are found, the Recovery Console starts
in the root of the startup volume without requiring a password. You cannot
access any folders, but you can carry out commands such as chkdsk, fixboot,
and fixmbr for limited disk repairs. Once the password has been validated,
you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access to the hard
disk. You can only access the following folders on your computer: drive
root, %systemroot% or %windir%

Make sure there is no drive overlay installed.

Check that your backups are current before running chkdsk since the drive
may be damaged.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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:
|I have a Windows XP on my home PC together with an old installation of
| Windows 98 on another partition.
|
| The c: partition which has the XP, is giving "corrupted files" message
each
| time I boot. Many applications are not running like Windows Media Player
and
| the Network card and requesting to run chkdsk.
|
| When I reboot and chkdsk is started, an automated answer saying "NO" to
| chkdsk comes and a message "The specified disk appears to be a non-windows
xp
| drive"
|
| How can I run chkdsk, though I tried using a bootable diskette and it said
| drive is locked.
|
| Please email me at (e-mail address removed)
 

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