Solved Why can't I run Chkdsk?

Microsoft / Windows 7 enterprise sp1(...
January 2, 2019 at 01:19:09
Specs: Windows 7, 4096 D MMb
Cannot run chkdsk. I want to run Chkdsk but my pc give me the following message. "You do not have enough privilleges to do this. You have to invoke the utility in order to run this". It sort of goes like this. This pc was part of a business.

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#1
January 2, 2019 at 01:20:30
Are you able to logon with full administrative privileges?

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#2
January 2, 2019 at 02:27:08
If the PC was part of an enterprise domain, it can be blocked in the group policy under control of the domain manager. Can you login as Administrator (user) to Win 7? If not: is it possible to create a new user with admin credentials? Login as new user and check if you have full control of the PC

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#3
January 2, 2019 at 03:28:27
✔ Best Answer
Right click on command prompt > Run as Administrator > type in chkdsk & hit Enter.

Other ways here.

How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk)
http://www.w7forums.com/threads/how...
How to Run Disk Check in Vista & Windows 7 (W7)
http://www.winvistaclub.com/f20.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...


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#4
January 2, 2019 at 04:23:03
Thanks guys. Firstly, I would like to wish you and your families a very prosperous 2019. May your wishes all come true and I trust the Almighty God will guide you on your way.

Back to my issue. Again, thanks for the response. Johnw had it spot on. I managed to do a chkdsk and it came out faultless. Just a question. If I add extensions like /f or/s would it make any difference or make anything working better? Guess you know what I mean.

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#5
January 2, 2019 at 05:11:46
It was part of an enterprise domain many years ago but I still sit with the problem How can I get out of it. I don't have a Windows 7 install disk.

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#6
January 2, 2019 at 05:48:31
"If I add extensions like /f or/s"

Copy & Paste this into your Command Prompt & hit > Enter.
chkdsk c: /f /r

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#7
January 2, 2019 at 06:34:20
"If I add extensions like /f or/s"

Firstly (just for info) they are known as "switches" not extensions. They go after DOS commands and amplify what the command does. To get direct MS help on chkdsk you go to Command Prompt and type chkdsk /?

This lists what each switch does and /? can be used after most dos commands to get help.

I usually use just chkdsk /f because the fix is all you need. Using /r takes ages and mostly recovers a worthless mess. If the disc is about to fail chkdsk /r is more likely to finish it off than /f.

It is good practice to put one space before the slash (as given) although it is not always essential with modern operating systems.

Again just for info, an "extension" is the three (usually) letters after the file name with a dot in front of it. It tells you what the file does. For example .jpg is a picture and .exe is a program. My New House.jpg is a full example of a picture file.

Have fun..

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#8
January 2, 2019 at 08:53:52
You have a new house Derek?

What was wrong with the olde one?


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#9
January 2, 2019 at 09:12:40
What was wrong with the olde one?

Didn't have a sufficiently luxurious extension?

MIKE

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#10
January 2, 2019 at 09:45:47
Hahaha! Thanks Derek and congrats on the new 🏠! My apologies. I remember now they're called SWITCHES. Good to hear you're still going strong. Compliments of the season to you.

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#11
January 2, 2019 at 11:07:50
trvlr
Yeah but it was only virtual. Had a laugh tho.

Dawie
Still going - how strong is debateable LOL.

Compliments of season all round.

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#12
January 2, 2019 at 23:56:55
Thanks J. Will give it a go.

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#13
January 3, 2019 at 05:28:06
Have you tried chkdsk /? and seen the list giving what the switches are used for? That is how you decide what you want/need to use. See my notes about chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r

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#14
January 3, 2019 at 06:05:40
I saw that Derek but must first try it out. Which ones would you consider important and are there any I should stay away from? Just asking.

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#15
January 3, 2019 at 07:36:57
I checked them but it all seems Greek to me. Would be too scared to try them. How do I know if my system is a NTFS system?

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#16
January 3, 2019 at 07:39:34
I don't know but I was able to run chkdsk.

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#17
January 3, 2019 at 07:41:18
sluc. I will create a new user and see how it goes.

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#18
January 3, 2019 at 16:58:30
Re #13 and 14.

I doubt you will ever need anything other than chkdsk /f (or chkdsk /r if you are really keen).

For info again, despite what some websites say if more then one switch is used it doesn't matter a fig what order they are in. Also note that if you run just chkdsk /r it will also do the fix, which is another thing not always appreciated.

If you go to your hard disk drive (usually C), right click it and select Properties you will see the file system (NTFS or FAT32) on the general tab,

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#19
January 7, 2019 at 00:09:11
Thanks Derek. Sluc I will come back to you on your post. Thanks.

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#20
January 7, 2019 at 00:23:59
Derek, I don't see it anywhere under properties on Win 7.

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#21
January 7, 2019 at 01:07:46
Dawie, look in Disk Management.
Or, did you follow Derek's instructions?
https://www.directupload.net/file/d...

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#22
January 7, 2019 at 03:17:29
I followed Derek's advise.

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#23
January 7, 2019 at 03:30:40
I found it. It's NTFS system. I right-click proortcut of C in stead of opening C and then click properties. Can I just add something. I have just come back from a blue death screen by pulling my battery out and resstarting the pc. Seems ok.

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#24
January 7, 2019 at 04:13:24
That should read short cut.

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#25
January 7, 2019 at 11:59:54
Yep, that's what I originally said, right click the drive (rather than opening it) - you did it fine.

So you now know it is NTFS and you have done chkdsk too.

I should just keep an eye on it for a few days. Pop back and let us know if anything seems awry.

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#26
January 8, 2019 at 08:43:05
Thanks Derek. Will do. Just worried about that blue screen. As a precaution I'm backing up everything.

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#27
January 8, 2019 at 09:20:37
Regular backup policy is very wise one to engage in and pursue...

And for the inevitable photos - which seem to top of most people's list of important... - burn them to DVD as well' as that way one always has at least one copy around if the other should fail/break for whatever reason. And if the latter should occur... replace it with a new backup.


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#28
January 8, 2019 at 10:33:17
If you get the blue screen again let us know what the error says and any numbers (especially the first group). If a file is mentioned let us know its name too.

Yep, definitely back up - best be safe than sorry.

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#29
January 15, 2019 at 08:17:52
I have managed to convert my FAT32 disks to NTFS. No mean feat I'd say but thanks to I think Riider. I had deleted that post unfortunately. But thanks to all for the help.

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#30
January 15, 2019 at 08:27:36
Hi Dawie. I think you might mean this post:
https://www.computing.net/answers/w...

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