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21-Apr-2004, 10:45 PM #1
Question F parameter not specified. Running CHKDSK in read-only mode?
Hi everyone. I just ran CHKDSK and received the following message (copied & pasted from cmd) :

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Mom>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is C Drive.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 8708.
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 8708.
Index verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
C:\Documents and Settings\Mom>

Any idea how I'd go about fixing this? I'm running XP Home w/SP1 on a Dell Dimension 4400. Please don't say I have to pop my OS CD in to fix it...Dell was kind enough to not bother sending it with the computer...and now they flat out refuse to correct the matter.

Thanks,
-- Joy
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22-Apr-2004, 12:23 AM #2
Chkdsk does not fix errors on the disk while Windows is running. Any errors will have to be fixed on reboot.

So, go to Start > Run and type:
chkdsk /f
OK.

You will get a message saying that fixes need to be run on reboot. Answer "Y" and reboot.

If you want to check a drive that is not your system drive, you need to specify it. For example, to check and repair drive H:, type:
chkdsk H: /f
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