How to run chkdsk utility

By dannydy
Oct 21, 2006
  1. my computer recently prompted up a message showing that some of the file was corrupted,and asked me to run chkdsk utility.
    how do i run chkdsk utility instead of using window xp cd.thanks
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    In your "my computer", right click on your hard drive, select properties, tools, error checking!!!!!!
  3. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    cant perform error checking,because it exceed some file on window,and ask me to shecdule this disk check to occur the next time i restart the computer.i cliked ok, and restart.the windows just restart as usual.
    and i've try the chkdsk c: /f/r, still can not perform the chkdsk while i restarting ym com.
  4. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Sounds like you have a bad file sector.

    Does it give you a number before restarting then during chkdsk it says: 'An unspecified error occured'?
  5. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    no,it doesn;t show just cant perform the chkdsk while i restarting my com.
  6. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    You mean like, it says you have to restart it b4 u run chkdsk? I do that when I run chkdsk, though the last time I did one was like, last
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Run antivirus and antispyware scans on your pc!!!! Then try again!!!!
  8. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    C:\Documents and Settings\Danny>chkdsk c: /f/r
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
    checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) Y

    This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.

    it didnt perform the chkdsk while the computer is restarting.just restart as normal.
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you virus and spyware scanned as i suggested??? If so, what with???
  10. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    yap i did the scanned already.and i've try again.but still remain.
    it there other solution?
  11. OUhhp

    OUhhp TS Rookie

    During the boot process, try to get into the Microsoft Recovery Console. This should be an option when it detects which OS to load. It will just drop you into DOS and you can run chkdsk /r from there.
  12. dragongirl89

    dragongirl89 TS Rookie

    im having sort of the same problem PLEASE HELP!!

    im gettin an error message that says windows corrupt file the file or directory c:\system volume information\_restore{1c6efoeb-9448-48b3-8850-c543b4eb5e14}\rp21 is corrupt and unreadable please run the chkdsk utility

    what do i do?
  13. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Go to you partition of C drive, click on properties,under Tool of error-checking, click check Now, then tick -automatic fix file system error.
    Then you computer will schedule on it when the time the system restarted.
    Then next time you system restarting, a blue screen will appear to run check disk.let it finished then you problem will fixec.
    peachangel likes this.
  14. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  15. captgene

    captgene TS Rookie

    Pop Up error

    Hi all
    Everytime I open a program a box pops up from my tool bar .I am running Vista. Here is what box states

    CORRUPT FILE (Name of program I just opened here?

    The file or directory /program file /google is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the CHKDSK UTILTY.

    How do I fix this problem. Do i have firus or worm

    I await your reply
    thank GB
  16. captgene

    captgene TS Rookie

    Nothing fix this problem

    I have done all that has been sugessted above. Nothing. everytime I start up my computer or open any program. This box pops up

    lets say I open AOL .

    Pop up is

    AOL.EXE. Corrupt file
    The file or directory /program file /google is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility.

    anyone thanks
  17. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Observation: Your chkdsk is already in the wrong directory. It has to be in the system32 dir. why? because there are other file it needs to carry out the execution and, that is the reason you are getting the message already used by other process.

  18. captgene

    captgene TS Rookie


    How do I fix this pop up corrupt file from poping up everytime I run any program

  19. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Try to reinstall it under control panel(Dont Uninstall). Or you can download and use RegCure to Fix.
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Hi captgene,
    can you create a new post in this forum, stating the problem and everything that you have done since having it.

    This thread is very old (started by dannydy back in October last year ! )

    It is wiser to create a new post

    This thread should be closed
  21. captgene

    captgene TS Rookie


    I did run regcure. its telling me I have 938 errors can this be right????? It also wants me to buy the program to remove these errors. Sounds fishy to me.
    Any suggestion ???? Does regcure really work to fix my pop up and make system run smoother
  22. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Yes "Regcure" is a pay for program.
    It detects many things, including reg keys that are vacant or void (shortcuts that no longer exist)
    These registry entries can be made by programs that have been un-installed, but the registry shortcut still exists.

    Although Regcure is a good program, I advise you not to purchase it, or to repair all the problems, without knowing what they are. (especially without a restore point being made.

    As stated in my previous post, you are advised to create a New Thread for your problem, otherwise you may not receive the best support for you.
    I advise you again, to create a NEW THREAD, for your benefit.
    You do not need to reply here as well. Just state everything you have done so far, and what the fault is.
  23. davidbr

    davidbr TS Rookie

    I am having the same problem and in addition I cannot seem to get Chk Dsk running it just flashes up on the screen for a second. I need help - Thanks
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