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CHKDSK, checking file system on C

By madara
Nov 6, 2011
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  1. Everytime I turn on my computer, before the login screen, the message "Checking File System on C : the type of file is NTFS, One of your disk needs to be checked for consistency." show up with a black background. what is that, it was never happens before.
    And the computer is really slow these days, and sometime it freezes.
    When i open the disk defrag box, and i cant see the C, only recovery can be defrag
    Sounds like its the issue of the hard drive, my computer used to running very fast.
    Can someone help me fix this problem?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    get a command prompt

    enter CHKDSK /F

    which will fix the errors, but needs to schedule it at reboot, so reply YES

    reboot the system and it will run and correct the errors
     
  3. madara

    madara TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    basically i have to do a full chkdsk run right? and do i have to do chkdsk run everytime i turn on my computer or just once.

    and what do you mean by" get a command prompt enter"
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    click Start->Run and enter CMD to get the command prompt

    in that window type in (aka enter) CHKDSK /F and hit the <enter> key

    you do this ONCE and it will fix all the errors.

    However, you may see the system complain in the future and need to do it again
    so keep these instructions.
     
  5. madara

    madara TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Well, i did a full chkdsk run but my computer is still lag a little. is the hardware got damaged?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    ok, problem #1 was solved (rerunning chkdsk)

    get the command promp and enter tasklist /fi "cputime gt 00:00:00" >cpuHogs.log

    then open cpuHogs.log and copy/paste that content as a followup
     
  7. madara

    madara TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    the filter can not recognized
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    copy and paste the bold command shown; it works (at least on XP; what's your system?)
     
  9. madara

    madara TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i use window 7
     
  10. malakaayo

    malakaayo TS Rookie Posts: 17

    run "cmd" aka command prompt as administrator under windows 7, then
    enter:
    tasklist /fi "cputime gt 00:00:00" >cpuHogs.log

    open cpuHogs.log which contains the log of all running processes and their memory consumed.

    or you can just enter:
    enter tasklist /fi "cputime gt 00:00:00"
    and read all the processes running...
     

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