I want to run CHKDSK to check if my hard drive is on the way out,however, I get the message: Access denied you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.
Can anyone advise how I can get around this? This is my own computer and no-one else has had access to change my permissions.
Thanks, Govan1X. Googled the problem and found a helpful website (www.askleo.com) which showed me how to run the Command prompt as administrator. It seems to have worked, in that I have been able to run CHKDSK (although it shows system32 in the prompt and I have a 64 bit system); whichever I have, it is showing errors so my next thing is to figure out how to fix them!
What version of Windows are you using. If W7 or under just right click C Drive and choose properties. Click on tools and tick both boxes. You may have to reboot to get it started.
I presume you are using W8 or W10 though.
Maybe give system file checker a run to see if it finds any problems on your computer. Run cmd as administrator and type in sfc /scannow and see if it finds any problems and repairs them or cannot repair them.
Thanks, all. Have now figured out how to run the prompt as as administrator and I now need to do CHKDSK/F; however, every time I try, I get the message The volume in use by another process. Anyone any ideas what this could be referring to? (I don't have a browser open when I try - I have also followed their prompt to type Y (Y/N) to try at re-start, but that isn't working either. I am running Windows 7.