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Corrupt chk dsk file

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June 29, 2010 12:04:48 AM

Hello,
My computer, in various programs, prompts me to run Chk dsk but the file is apparently corrupted and won't run. Several registry programs have not fixed it. Is there anything I can do?

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June 29, 2010 12:24:54 AM

Run Chkdsk with the "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" checked.
Windows will schedule the scan for the next time windows starts. It's going to take a long time to complete, but you'll know the condition of your drive better.

If you know the name of the file that is bad, rename the bad one to anything and copy in a new one. The new one will be located in a different position on the drive. Leave the bad one there forever as that sector may be weak (keep that sector occupied with something you'll never use).

If it is Chkdsk itself that can't run, boot with the XP CD, load the repair console, run Chkdsk /r from the repair console.
June 29, 2010 1:55:00 AM

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Thanks for the information, I appreciate it.


Let us know how successful this was for you. If it doesn't work, there are other, slightly more elaborate things that can be done.
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June 29, 2010 1:55:57 AM

It's easier to just schedule the chkdsk from windows. Start-->run-->chkdsk /r-->it will run the next time you restart.
June 29, 2010 5:21:21 AM

aford10 said:
It's easier to just schedule the chkdsk from windows. Start-->run-->chkdsk /r-->it will run the next time you restart.


Is that possible if the Windows Error checking or ChkDsk won't launch? But then again, he didn't say he was trying that, or what he was trying for that matter..
June 29, 2010 5:54:05 AM

It should work the same, as it will schedule to run before windows launches. It's just an alternate suggestion.
July 23, 2011 11:06:45 AM

trovemini said:
Hello,
My computer, in various programs, prompts me to run Chk dsk but the file is apparently corrupted and won't run. Several registry programs have not fixed it. Is there anything I can do?


I had the exact same problem and recovered everything with R-Studio. I had a directory of 160GB of music that just got deleted when windows attempted to fix disk (ridiculous that this would be allowed without multiple warnings btw). I was worried that the folder structure would be lost and i would just have a mass of uncatalogued files, but hey presto R-Studio found everything where it was meant to be and restored it as per original state. Phew!

Hope this helps and it's not too late :) 
November 23, 2011 10:50:49 PM

I've run Chkdsk several times on start up with no permenant fix. I don't know what or where to look for files that are bad.
November 24, 2011 2:34:52 AM

If you don't run it with the switch to repair the sectors, it won't fix anything. You need to run it with the /r switch.

This is an old thread though. You may want to start your own thread to receive more help.
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