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    I am running Win 7 Pro on a Dell E4300 (it cam pre-installed). When I run Chkdsk C: /f at a command prompt it tells me that another process is using the drive and would I like to run it the next time the system starts. I type "Y" and get a command prompt, then restart. But Chkdsk does not run. I can tell because if I run Chkdsk C: (without the /f) at a command prompt, I see the same unfixed error that I saw before. How can I get Chkdsk /f to run at startup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmeacham View Post
    I am running Win 7 Pro on a Dell E4300 (it cam pre-installed). When I run Chkdsk C: /f at a command prompt it tells me that another process is using the drive and would I like to run it the next time the system starts. I type "Y" and get a command prompt, then restart. But Chkdsk does not run. I can tell because if I run Chkdsk C: (without the /f) at a command prompt, I see the same unfixed error that I saw before. How can I get Chkdsk /f to run at startup?

    Boot from the win 7 DVD and at the first screen type shift F10 that will get you a command prompt ans run it from there.


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    I am running Win 7 Pro on a Dell E4300 (it cam pre-installed). When I run Chkdsk C: /f at a command prompt it tells me that another process is using the drive and would I like to run it the next time the system starts.
    If you run checkdisk for the os, the "fix or repair" function will not be invoked. Not while windows is running.
    You have do do it from a command prompt within the recovery boot console and not safe mode either.
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    I understand how to run chkdsk from a repair dvd and from recovery console. What I want to know is, is there a defect in Win 7? It asks me if I want to run chkdsk the next time the machine starts up, I answer Yes, and it tells me that it will run at next restart. But it doesn't. I have tried this with WinXP, and it does work there.
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    Have you tried chkdsk /r

    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    "Chkdsk C: /f" worked for me from the start menu's command prompt; booted and it ran after bios, and pre Windows boot screen.
    There may be a problem with your specific setup.

    If one were to do it this way, I would not rely on the "fix/repair" switch.

    bmeacham, try running it by right clicking the C drive's properties, tools menu , "error-checking"..."check now".
    See if that way of doing it is functional.
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