Solved External hard disk chkdsk not working Chkdsk error

December 21, 2014 at 08:43:41
Specs: Windows 7, 2.20 gigahertz AMD Sempron 1920 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a [Display adapter]
I was copying some files to samsung external hdsk (exFAT) from windows 7 desktop. The copy process was interrupted. After this i disconnected ext hdsk and reconnected. Any copying after this is giving error saying "the operation could not completed because the volume is dirty. please run chkdsk and try again"
From command prompt i executed chkdsk and got following...

C:\>chkdks h: /F /R /X
The type of the file system is exFAT
Volume Serial Number is 3D3F-5G4D
C:>

Apparently chkdsk ia doing nothing. I am stuck. The existing files on external hdsk run well
without any issue. I tried chkdsk with various switches to no luck.
Any pointers appreciated.
Thanks.


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December 22, 2014 at 05:52:07
"C:\>chkdks h: /F /R /X"

The /x paramter is for NTFS only so it should not be used. And I believe /f is unnecessary if /r is used (/r implies /f).

C:\>chkdsk h: /r should be all that's needed.

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



#1
December 21, 2014 at 09:02:46
The command format is incorrect (maybe a typo on here). It should be chkdsk.

Go to command prompt and type this then hit Enter key:

chkdsk h: /f /r

Use an elevated command prompt if necessary, using a shortcut to cmd.exe.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 21, 2014 at 09:29:58
You can also download seatools for windows and run a long and short generic test on it to make sure the hard drive is not going bad.

http://www.seagate.com/ca/en/suppor...

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#3
December 21, 2014 at 15:59:16
If the drive is ntfs, you may need to run Chkntfs.
Chkntfs is a utility that enables a system administrator to exclude volumes from being checked by the autochk program. The utility is run from a command prompt and has the following command line options:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/...
http://www.ss64.com/nt/chkntfs.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Restores the machine to the default behavior; all drives are checked at boot time and chkdsk is run on those that are dirty. This undoes the effect of the /X option.

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December 22, 2014 at 05:52:07
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"C:\>chkdks h: /F /R /X"

The /x paramter is for NTFS only so it should not be used. And I believe /f is unnecessary if /r is used (/r implies /f).

C:\>chkdsk h: /r should be all that's needed.

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


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December 22, 2014 at 09:54:19
riider

Yes, I think you are right about "/r implies /f" although if you put both it still works but ignores the /f as an unnecessary switch.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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