Solved chkdsk and system restore not working

January 11, 2015 at 11:30:16
Specs: Windows 7
chkdsk and system restore not working. chkdsk reports errors and asks for system restore to be run. system restore will not run without chkdsk being completed.

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January 12, 2015 at 11:42:36
Thanks everyone. I'm pretty much au fait with all this. Seagate tools don't recognise my hardware, but this is a known issue, and not an issue with my hardware. I've used all known methods and utilities, all of which report zero errors.Clean system too, yet still getting dirty drive reports from "dos" prompt.

New hard drive. Everything backed up. Going for a solid state this time.



#1
January 11, 2015 at 13:08:29
Chkdsk has to be sorted out first as System Restore requires the HD to be free from errors. Bear in mind that corruption might permanently prevent access to previous restore points, in which case alternative methods will be needed to fix whatever you were trying to fix.

Run chkdsk using method 2 of 3 here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Run-a-Chkdsk...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 11, 2015 at 15:41:05
Thanks. Have done all of this as per matter of routine. As the file system is NTFS the drive has to be unmounted, and running in safe mode does not achieve this. Running chkdsk from an installation disk still produces errors. Using third party software does not resolve the issue either. Conclusion? New HDD required.

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January 11, 2015 at 15:46:38
Probably, try running Seatools from Seagate from bootable CD (DOS version).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
January 11, 2015 at 15:53:32
Seagate- yes. Good idea. Thanks!

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#5
January 12, 2015 at 01:32:35
Use the command:

chkdsk F: /C

As the disk is in use you should be prompted as to whether you want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time you restart the system. Just reply "Y" to this.


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January 12, 2015 at 03:51:06
ijack
Is that a typo for chkdsk C: /F
(if so it has already been tried).

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January 12, 2015 at 04:12:04
It is indeed a typo.

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January 12, 2015 at 11:42:36
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Thanks everyone. I'm pretty much au fait with all this. Seagate tools don't recognise my hardware, but this is a known issue, and not an issue with my hardware. I've used all known methods and utilities, all of which report zero errors.Clean system too, yet still getting dirty drive reports from "dos" prompt.

New hard drive. Everything backed up. Going for a solid state this time.


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#9
January 12, 2015 at 11:45:29
Thanks for the update. Hope the SDD works out, should go like blazes.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
January 12, 2015 at 12:13:53
Thank you again everyone.

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