chkdsk utility

  mill4 12:46 04 Sep 2007

I keep receiving error messages saying i have corrupt files and i need to run the 'chkdsk' utility i have found out how to do this however when it has run it brings up the message "errors found can not continue in read only mode". Could some one tell me how to take it out of read only mode so i can repair the corrupt files.
Thank you

  Clapton is God 12:55 04 Sep 2007

Which OS?

  mill4 13:02 04 Sep 2007

Windows xp

  Clapton is God 13:05 04 Sep 2007

Have a look here click here

  mill4 13:10 04 Sep 2007

when typing chkdsk into command prompt should i put a letter after it

  Clapton is God 14:19 04 Sep 2007

Why are you typing chkdsk into command prompt?

  johndrew 14:34 04 Sep 2007

This is reproduced from the response I received in a similar thread. It works well but may take some considerable time so be patient.

"Just for informational purposes for anyone that is stuck with a continous chkdsk on boot. You can check to see if your drive is flagged by opening up a CLI Window (Start menu -> Select Run -> type in CMD)
Now type in the following:

FSUTIL DIRTY QUERY C: (followed by the enter key)

(assuming that C: is your boot drive)

If it tells you that your drive is dirty then...

Go back to the CLI window and type in the following

CHKNTFS /X C: (followed by the enter key) - This will stop the disk check on the next reboot

Now reboot your computer: let it reboot an dopen up another CLI - type in the following:

CHKDSK /F /R C: (followed by the enter key) - Let is scan and check your computer fully

Once it has done so type in the follwoing again as in the first step


The drive bit will be set to clean again"

  mill4 15:41 04 Sep 2007

Was typing chkdsk into command prompt because some thing i read told me to

  mill4 15:42 04 Sep 2007

after typing in FSUTIL DIRTY QUERY C: it says cannot find drive but C is my local hard drive

  Clapton is God 15:58 04 Sep 2007

The easiest (and, as far as I know, the 'usual') way to run CHKDSK is to go to My Computer. Right click on the drive you want to check and then choose Properties; Tools and Check Now.

You then have two options. Note, however, that 'Automatically fix file system errors' requires a re-boot before it will run.

  mill4 16:08 04 Sep 2007

Thank you that sounds much easier have it all sorted now thank you all again

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