Corrupt files - chkdsk utility

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by swattig, May 20, 2007.

  1. swattig

    swattig Guest

    I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
    utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is my
    second issue.

    swattig, May 20, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the tools
    tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.
    Rick Rogers, May 20, 2007
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    swattig Guest

    Thanks for the reply. Where do I find Windows Explorer? I tried the "e" but
    no luck.
    swattig, May 20, 2007
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    Engel Guest

    Hello Rick.

    Check your hard disk for errors

    You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of
    your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.

    Click to open Computer.

    Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click

    Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now. If
    you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
    password or provide confirmation.

    To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan
    detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk
    check will simply report problems but not fix them.

    To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of
    bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the
    hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.

    To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically
    fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.

    Click Start.

    Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this may take several minutes.
    For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it's
    checking for errors.

    If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use
    (for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted you to
    reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your computer.

    Good luck
    Engel, May 20, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Windows Key+E is the simplest way. Type it into the start/search prompt for
    Rick Rogers, May 20, 2007
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    Eddie Guest

    I had the same problem. The message kept telling me to do a chkdsk, but
    It would not work.
    I was told to do a reinstall with the Vista OS CD, but one of the
    options on the way to the reinstall was to do a Vista Upgrade which I

    It goes through a fairly long process on its own for about an hour.
    Then it states that their are corrupt files, so I clicked OK on all of
    them and let it proceed.

    All of the sudden it did it's own chkdsk and cleaned all the corrupt
    files. No files were lost and I am back to normal.

    I believe this all was caused when I did a hard crash because I left
    the computer on while it was using the batteries(I went to cut the
    grass). The battery ran out and hard crashed the computer.
    Eddie, Oct 18, 2007
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    wassx057 Guest


    I also do not know much about computers

    When I try to run the check for the C drive it says it can't becaus
    the C drive is running. So it tells me it can do it when it restart
    and it doesn't. I am completly lost, can anyknow please reply bac
    about this?

    Thank you
    wassx057, Jan 7, 2008
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    #1Stud Guest

    The windows explorer on my computer keeps coming up blank. i can't
    access the files directly the only way is by using nero. Can anyone
    help??? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!:cry::cry::cry:
    #1Stud, Jan 30, 2008
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    Brink Guest

    You might see if using one of these methods will allow you to run Chec
    Disk or chkdsk at startup



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    '*Vista Forums*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Jan 31, 2008
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    RamonetB Guest

    You could also try running sfc /scannow at the command prompt.

    - Find your command prompt in the start menu, usually under
    - Right click it and select "Run as Administrator."
    - At the command prompt type:sfc /scannow

    Press enter and let it do its job.

    Hope that helps!

    RamonetB, Jan 31, 2008
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    ashofer Guest

    I'm not sure this is where I post my problem but here goes.
    When I run chkdik at the Dos prompt it asks if I want to run and
    correct errors on th disk at the next startup. I type y ,restart the
    computer but it doesn't run, it just restarts. Any suggestions?
    ashofer, Mar 26, 2008
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    davidjchuang Guest

    Hi, Engel. Pardon me if I butt in. I read your response to Swattig's
    post, and I went and did an Automatically fix file system errors as well
    as Scan on my D: drive ( local drive ). After that I tried to do the
    same on my OS (C) drive, and as you said, I was asked if I want to do
    that next time I start the computer. So, I clicked the box "Schedule
    disc check", shut down the computer, re-start. I didn't see anything
    happening on the screen, so I opened the C drive and tried the Auto fix
    and Scan. I was asked the same question again. I was back to square 1.
    What did I miss ??
    Please explain and thank you.
    davidjchuang, Mar 27, 2008
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    Abanador Guest

    - Find your command prompt in the start menu, usually under
    - Right click it and select "Run as Administrator."
    - At the command prompt type:

    -I tried the above procedure...It says "Windows resource Protection
    found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". What can i do
    to get rid of these files?

    Abanador, Jul 1, 2008
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    stonegeek Guest

    My laptop doesn't get to any major screen (black) after turning onp;
    only a few error wondows for true type fonts and a small window stating
    to run chkdsk utility. The problem is that it will not start any
    programs, can't see the desktop, have no menu or access to one. The
    computer isn't "running", so how can I get this to work.
    A feww times on start up it does a check of the drives, but always

    Can I copy checkdisk to dvd/cd from a desktop and somehow run it on the
    stonegeek, May 12, 2009
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    Guest Guest

    Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete then choose Task Manager then click File menu -
    New Task (Run).

    In Run try typing

    chkdsk c: /r


    sfc /scannow
    Guest, May 12, 2009
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    Tae Song Guest

    This means you're having problems with the hard drive. It's gone bad and
    you need to replace it. Take it to a shop and have them replace the hard
    drive and reinstall Windows for you. Unless you think you can do it on your
    own or you want to do it on your own with some help from the newsgroup.
    Tae Song, Jun 12, 2009
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    Harold Noel Guest

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
    Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name NOEL-PC
    System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    System Model HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s),
    2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.2A, 2/22/2008
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
    User Name Noel-PC\Noel
    Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 2.94 GB
    Available Physical Memory 1.72 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.10 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.09 GB
    Page File Space 3.23 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    mine still works like new and i had it over a year now
    Harold Noel, Jul 2, 2009
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