Solved chkdsk f won't run from cmd

June 1, 2011 at 08:19:13
Specs: Windows XP
I cannot defrag a partioned drive, ask it states that chkdsk has been programmed to run. Further checks show that I have a consistancy problem and have a dirty drive. Commands to rectify the problem have been made from the cmd centre but I cannot run chkdsk f r from the cmd as it states that vol is in use by another process. I've tried forcing the dismount as suggested by cmd but it won't allow it. Any suggestions as to how to solve the problem would be appreciated. Would formatting the drive be an option?

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June 2, 2011 at 18:03:54
Then get hard drive diags. OEM site or ultimate boot cd.

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#1
June 1, 2011 at 08:39:50
Formatting the drive would eliminate any software/operating system issues, but wouldn't fix the problem if it's hardware-related. You might want to check out the following link for further info about running chkdsk:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...

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#2
June 1, 2011 at 12:37:37
Might run memtest first.

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#3
June 1, 2011 at 13:28:09
jefro please explain

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#4
June 1, 2011 at 17:17:21
Just type memtest in google.

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#5
June 1, 2011 at 19:37:26
Not sure what caused the data issue. I'd guess the drive is the problem but using a test on the memory would be a good and easy first test.

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#6
June 1, 2011 at 22:50:47
Chkdsk /f won't run during an XP windows session. When you try it does give you the option to run it on next boot up. Or try running it after using the F8 boot menu to boot to 'safe mode with command prompt'. Then when it's done, reboot to normal mode and run defrag.

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#7
June 2, 2011 at 03:09:31
Thanks all for your replies, memory test showed no errors, have run through the list of cmds, .. Chkdsk runs on boot up but I still get the message to run chkdsk f when I try to defrag.and still get the message from the cmd that vol is in use by another process, so won't allow it to run

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#8
June 2, 2011 at 05:53:56
Did you not get a message like this:

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)

If so hit Y and re-boot. There is no other way to do it.

Stuart


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#9
June 2, 2011 at 06:06:25
Hi Stuart it doesn't mention "cannot lock the drive" but the rest is as you have stated. When the PC is rebooted it runs chkdsk which says it is checking the consistency no errors are reported but I still end up with the situation I am in now.

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#10
June 2, 2011 at 18:03:54
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Then get hard drive diags. OEM site or ultimate boot cd.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#11
June 2, 2011 at 23:34:46
Jefro; thanks will will try that

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#12
June 9, 2011 at 05:23:03
Many thanks all for your help. in the end I formatted the drive and reorganised the registry to rectify the problem.

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