Windows XP chkdsk won't run

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
November 24, 2010 at 09:15:40
Specs: Windows XP SP3, n/a
I cannot get checkdisk to run other than in read-only mode. If I just do a scan, it says it is complete, but gives me no information at all. I've checked the event log for "winlogon" (or anything else), but there is nothing there about checking the disk. If I tell it to fix errors, it will not run. Nothing happens.

Things I have tried:-

1) Setting it to run, then restarting into safe mode (so nothing can load before it and block it from running).
2) Loading into safe mode, then setting it to run and restarting (so that no software can block creation of the registry entry for running on next restart).
3) Running chkdsk /x (so that it will unmount the disk, so that nothing can stop it from running).
4) A combination of all 3 of the above.
5) Setting the dirty bit (having checked the drive, it was "clean", now I have set the dirty bit, but nothing has happened, other than the disk is now "dirty").

Why is it not running? How can I get it to run? Why does it not give me any info when it runs in read-only mode?

Any ideas?

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November 24, 2010 at 11:28:18
How are you attempting to run it? Are you booting off the XP disc, pressing R to bring up the recovery console, then running it from the command prompt? Or how about going to My Computer, right click on (C:), click Properties > Tools tab & then clicking "Check Now..."

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November 24, 2010 at 22:12:26
Normally, when you go to a command prompt in Windows XP and type "chkdsk /r" , without the quotes, which indicate that the unit is locked and ask if you want to run chkdsk at startup. Then click "Y" to accept this and then reboot and chkdsk start automatically.

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