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Chkdsk Problems


RobCharles1981

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Win Xp x64 is the o/s and Samsung F1 Spinpoint is the harddrive.

I'm writing this on my blackberry so bare with me.

Anyway Xp reported to me that some files where corrupted and suggested that I use the chkdsk command this I did it told me the volume was 'dirty' and I left it for some hours to fix nothing happened from stage 4.

I carried out a Repair install which accepted it fine imo the file transfer rate was slow. Yet up on restart up came the chkdsk tool again!! How do I get rid of the chkdsk prompt?

Another theory I have is image the said drive to back it up to re-install then grab my data via the image.

What am I options please?

Cheers Rob

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Check Disk Prevent Upon Boot (Line 294) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

or if the volume dirty bit is set, eachtime Windows XP starts, autochk.exe is called by the kernel to scan all volumes. If the dirty bit is set, autochk performs an immediate chkdsk /f on that volume. Chkdsk /f verifies file system integrity and attempts to fix any problems with the volume. It is usually caused by a hard shut down or a power loss during a read-write operation on that particular drive.

First click Start> Run> and bring up a command prompt by typing in "CMD" and then type "fsutil dirty query d:" but without the quotes. This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty. Next, type "CHKNTFS /X D:". The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. At this time, manually reboot your computer, it should not do a Chkdsk and take you directly to Windows.

Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another CMD prompt and now you want to do a Chkdsk manually by typing "Chkdsk /f /r d:". This should take you through 5 stages of the scan and will unset that dirty bit. Finally, type "fsutil dirty query d:" and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive. Good luck!

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RobCharles1981

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Thanks fb.

Its undertaking the chkdsk at the moment since this morning could I access the command promt from the recovery console via xp setup?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Yes

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RobCharles1981

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Roger that!

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RobCharles1981

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I went into recovery console via xp setup and typed this comamand

CHKNTFS /X D and it didn't like it?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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CHKNTFS /X D:

that will not work from recovery console

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RobCharles1981

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One is saying. "The command is not recognized" or "The parameter is not valid"

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RobCharles1981

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So what do I need to do?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Did you put the colan : after D?

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RobCharles1981

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I did yes

I had another xp disk lying around and doing the chkdsk/r at recovery console seems to be functioning like it seems?

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