CHKDSK doesn't run if I have a bad shutdown in WinXP Pro (SP1)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jimmy Dean, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    clues?

    jd
     
    Jimmy Dean, Sep 8, 2003
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  2. Jimmy Dean

    Computer Guy Guest

    Hello,
    CHKDSK does not automatically run as Scandisk did in earlier versions of
    windows.
    Go to a command prompt, Type chkdsk /F
    When you hit enter it will either run it or prompt you to run at next boot.
    Reboot
    DennisC
    "Jimmy Dean" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > clues?
    >
    > jd
     
    Computer Guy, Sep 8, 2003
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  3. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 21:05:06 -0700, "Computer Guy" <>
    wrote:

    Thanks.

    >Hello,
    >CHKDSK does not automatically run as Scandisk did in earlier versions of
    >windows.


    That's interesting, though it did..

    >Go to a command prompt, Type chkdsk /F
    >When you hit enter it will either run it or prompt you to run at next boot.
    >Reboot
    >DennisC


    When I do run CHKDSK /f and it does run at next boot, it seems to
    destabilise my system eg. running cmd.exe (which I do regularly)
    causes the system to lock up. Norton's Disk Doctor 2003 doesn't report
    any errors, even tho CHKDSK does.

    cheers
    jd
     
    Jimmy Dean, Sep 9, 2003
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  4. Jimmy Dean

    Computer Guy Guest

    Hello,
    CHKDSK /F will cause the system to check the system disk for errors, the /F
    switch means to fix
    any and all errors it finds automatically and without prompting you.
    You need not run this utility very often. I only run it on some of my
    clients
    machines and once on one of my own. I had a client whose complaint was
    Windows 2000 failed to
    boot, I ran chkdsk /f and bigger than life it fixed the problems without the
    necessity of going
    through the repair process. It is a valuable tool to have in your arsenal.
    I also like Symantec products, however I personally like to use the native
    tools in Windows.
    The fact that chkdsk found problems and Symantec did not suggests to me it
    does not run
    a very thorough test.
    DennisC

    "Jimmy Dean" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 21:05:06 -0700, "Computer Guy" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >CHKDSK does not automatically run as Scandisk did in earlier versions of
    > >windows.

    >
    > That's interesting, though it did..
    >
    > >Go to a command prompt, Type chkdsk /F
    > >When you hit enter it will either run it or prompt you to run at next

    boot.
    > >Reboot
    > >DennisC

    >
    > When I do run CHKDSK /f and it does run at next boot, it seems to
    > destabilise my system eg. running cmd.exe (which I do regularly)
    > causes the system to lock up. Norton's Disk Doctor 2003 doesn't report
    > any errors, even tho CHKDSK does.
    >
    > cheers
    > jd
     
    Computer Guy, Sep 9, 2003
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    Timmy Guest

    Timmy, Sep 9, 2003
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