chkdsk why it says it can not continue on read only?

By AngelOfLighT ยท 5 replies
Oct 27, 2007
  1. chkdsk why it says it can not continue on read only?
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    maybe its because it detected some errors, and to fix it it will have to leave read-only and start writing stuff to the hdd..?
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    when you first click on 'check now' to perform scan a screen opens with two check-boxes.

    Automatically fix file system errors and
    scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.

    The first fixes 'normal' errors, the second causes every sector of the disk to be read and tested. takes absolutely ages, but is necessary if you get ANY errors from the first check.

    If events cause you to suspect your hard disk is failing, then go to the manufacturers site and download their own professional test suit.

    in reality, hard drives by certain manufacturers are less reliable than others, and can fail after two to three years. Others can go on for ten years or more. In my experience, drives USED to be more reliable than they are today - obviously this is due to the many improvements designed to increase area density and response time, but have the inevitable side-effect of calling for MUCH higher tolerances which cannot actually be sustained for all that long.
  4. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    or you use the command interface.

    Go to Start -> Run -> type in cmd -> in cmd type: "chkdsk /f"

    From there it'll most likely require a restart and then it'll run checkdisk and will repair bad sectors.

  5. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Useing chkdsk

    You also havn't named your OS yet.Guessing XP.
    How do you set up chkdsk ?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Threads/posts merged/deleted. Please don`t start any more threads for this subject.

    Regards Howard :)
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