Problem w chkdsk

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by trvlnmny, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. trvlnmny

    trvlnmny Guest

    I am using W 7.
    When I attempted a backup to an external drive it failed.
    The error message said that I should run Chkdsk.
    I did this to the external drive and had no errors.
    I then went to W Explorer, right clicked on the C drive and selected
    I selected the Tools tab and clicked on Check Now and then selected
    'Automatically Fix file System Errors' and
    'Scan For and attempt recovery of bad sectors' followed by Start.
    I received a message saying that Chkdsk is unable to check the disc
    while it is in use. Would I allow it to schedule the Chkdsk the next
    time Windows starts. To this I replied 'Schedule Disk Check'
    I would then shut down Windows and Restart Windows.
    Before Windows I would see a message saying that a Chkdsk is scheduled
    quickly followed by another massage saying that Chkdsk is Cancelled.
    Then Windows would continue to load.
    Can anyone tell me why the Chkdsk is being cancelled?
    Thanks for any and all help.
    trvlnmny, Nov 9, 2011
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  2. trvlnmny

    MowGreen Guest

    How's Windows Updates going ? <w>

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    MowGreen, Nov 9, 2011
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  3. trvlnmny

    trvlnmny Guest

    Thanks for your reply.
    Unfortunately I do not understand what you are telling me.
    Can you elaborate please.
    trvlnmny, Nov 10, 2011
  4. trvlnmny

    MowGreen Guest

    This newsgroup's name is microsoft.public.windowsupdate.
    What does your computer's chkdsk issue have to do with updating
    Windows ?

    If you want assistance running chkdsk suggest you first set it back to
    it's Default setting by running the below from an Elevated Command
    Prompt ( click the Start orb > in the 'Search programs and files' field
    type in cmd > *right* click cmd.exe and choose 'Run as administrator',
    agree to the UAC prompt )

    At the prompt type in the following, exactly as written *including* the
    spaces, and then press Enter

    chdkdsk /d c:

    Now type in the following and the press Enter

    chkdsk /f /r

    Again, type in the following and then press Enter to see if chkdsk is
    scheduled to run when the computer is restarted

    chkdsk c:

    Restart the computer and chkdsk should run now.

    You may also need to run the System File Checker *FIRST* from an
    Elevated Command Prompt prior to running chkdsk in case there are
    missing or corrupt files present on the 'dirty' C: drive

    sfc /scannow

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    MowGreen, Nov 10, 2011
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