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    I have some corrupt data on my hard disk and I can't fix it. I have done both Check Disk through the GUI and chkdsk /f at the command prompt. Windows asks if I want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time the system restarts, and I say Yes. But when I restart, it does not check the disk. How can I get it to check the disk at restart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmeacham View Post
    I have some corrupt data on my hard disk and I can't fix it. I have done both Check Disk through the GUI and chkdsk /f at the command prompt. Windows asks if I want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time the system restarts, and I say Yes. But when I restart, it does not check the disk. How can I get it to check the disk at restart?
    Have you tried using the chkntfs /c command to schedule the volume to be checked?

    Chkdsk in Win 7 Another user had a similar issue
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    This gets stranger and stranger. I booted from a Repair DVD and ran chkdsk c: /f and it found no errors. Then I rebooted back into Windows and ran chkdsk and it reported two errors:

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    8 percent complete. (175309 of 219136 file records processed)
    Attribute record (128, "") from file record segment 192045
    is corrupt.
    Attribute record (128, "") from file record segment 192047
    is corrupt.
    219136 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    144 large file records processed.

    Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode
    .

    This prevents Windows Backup from making a backup. It says drive C: is corrupted.
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    Google Results for chkdsk read-only mode

    Try searching the forum archives here for a similar issue.

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    I understand that chkdsk can't fix anything in read-only mode. And I understand that chkdsk /f won't work while I'm running Windows on the hard drive being checked. The point is that when I ran chkdsk from a repair DVD on drive C: it did not find any errors, but when I run it from Windows it does find errors. What's going on? How can I fix the errors?
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    If the /F parameter won't work. use the /R one instead. That's the repair command and it works better than the Fix command. You can also run a disk check by right clicking on the C drive then choosing Properties, Tools, Error Checking.

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    Mystery solved! I booted from the Repair DVD again and found that the partition Windows is on was drive D:, not drive C: Drive C: was a restore partition. So ran chkdsk /f D: and it fixed everything.

    I still don't know why chkdsk did not run at startup as I instructed it to, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmeacham View Post
    Mystery solved! I booted from the Repair DVD again and found that the partition Windows is on was drive D:, not drive C: Drive C: was a restore partition. So ran chkdsk /f D: and it fixed everything.

    I still don't know why chkdsk did not run at startup as I instructed it to, though.
    That's exactly what happened to that one forum poster. They checked the wrong drive. Glad you got it fixed

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