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Bad cluster on drive

By jckinnick
Apr 22, 2011
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  1. I was told by Webroot that i have a bad cluster on my drive. I am wanting to do a disk check on Windows Xp start up. I keep getting the little black box disk check instead and it says that its running in read mode only. Anybody know whtas gong on?
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Click on Start and then Run, type cmd into the run box and hit enter, at the command prompt type chkdsk /r (make sure you leave the gap before the /) then hit enter. This should then run and fix any errors.

    Post back with the results.
  3. jckinnick

    jckinnick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 155

    Ok it worked thanks, not sure if it fixed the cluster though is there any way to check? The scan did take way longer than usual, usually when i have ran a check disk at start up it may take 10 minutes tops this one took about 3 hours.
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Chkdsk /r does a full check on your disk and is normally a long process when you have a large hard drive. It marks disc errors so they do not get used by the OS. You should be OK now.


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