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Corruption on Local Disk C:

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by chicklet55, Jun 26, 2018.

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  1. chicklet55

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    I don't have a question, I found how to repair it and wanted to post in case someone else has this problem. I have a Dell Latitude 6520, Windows 7 64 Bit.

    Turn on computer and immediately begin tapping F8 (before logo appears). The screen will appear and "Repair Your Computer" will be highlighted, tap "Enter" key on your keyboard. Windows will load files and then the System Recovery Options screen will appear. On Keyboard Input Method select "US" and click Next. The System Recovery Options screen will appear again, on User Name Box select "User", on Password you will type in the password you use to log onto the computer and then click "OK". System Recovery Options screen will appear again, click on Start Up Repair. It will begin repairing your computer and when it is finished, click on Finish. This should take care of it.
     
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    I know you have not asked for help but you should be aware that if the cause of the
    was in fact a hard drive developing bad sectors then whilst it may appear to be fixed it is not, all that has occurred is that the startup repair has replaced damaged files from the Windows recovery partition on the Dell
    What you need to do to be certain is to run a
    chkdsk /r
    on the C drive and check the results to ascertain if there are bad sectors on the drive
     
  3. chicklet55

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    Thank you very much. I tried several times to do a chkdsk / r and also several other chkdsk's, but it wouldn't let me, it wouldn't work. I will try again though since you've brought up these possibilities. I'm not real tech savvy so I appreciate your help. Thanks again.
     
  4. dmccoy

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    Another option:

    Please Download and Run SeaTools for Windows

    1. Once it starts it will scan for all drives connected to your computer.
    2. Select drive you want to test.
    3. Select the Long Generic Test under the Basic Tests menu
    4. When the test is complete you will see the result under Test Status
    5. The test will indicate either Pass or Fail.
    6. Provide the Results in your reply.
     
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    What aspect of the chkdsk/ r would not run please and what was the reply when you issued that cmd
    You do not say what exactly would not work
    Often the reply is that the chkdsk /r cannot be run as the drive is in use
    and must be locked - do you wish to force a dismount Y/N
    if that is the response type N
    the reply will then likely be
    do you wish to run the chkdsk on the next restart Y/N
    If so type Y

    If that does not cover what you mean by it will not run
    The if you mean it starts and then reports it cannot be completed that is often a sure sign that the drive is in a bad state
     
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    What exactly happened when you tried to run chkdsk ?
     
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    Hello again,
    When I did the chkdsk r/ it said "invalid parameter".
    When I did the chkdsk c: / it started to run and got to 6% and said "errors found, can not continue in reading mode".
    When I did the chkdsk scannow it said "drive, path or file not valid".

    Right now I can at least use my files so if it gets any worse I'll send it back. I've only had it 2 months and have a warranty. It's a refurbished laptop but I bought the Asurian Warranty for 4 years. I just wasn't planning on needing it this soon. Thank you again for all of your help and suggestions.
     
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    Thank you. I downloaded the SeaTools for Windows and it didn't give me a choice of drive to test, it only showed one drive but it was a bunch of letters and numbers, not say for instance the C: drive. I selected the long test and it ran for 3 hours and was only at 50% so I shut it down and will do it some time tomorrow (it's 2am now). I'll send the results when I've had time to let it do the full test. Thank you again.
     
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    The cmd is wrong
    The cmd is
    chkdsk /r
    NOT chkdsk r/

    However the chkdsk in read only mode reporting errors clearly indicates the need to run this chkdsk /r
     
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    I downloaded the SeaTools and ran it, it took about 5 hours and the results said "Long Generic Fail". Thank you again, for your suggestion.
     
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    I did type it in as chkdsk / r, just typed it wrong on my response. Thank you though.
     
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    chkdsk /r
    cannot usually be reported as invalid parameter when run on C Drive
    It is reported as access denied if you try and run it in a normal cmd prompt
    It requires an admin cmd prompt which is opened by clicking on start
    typing
    cmd
    and then when it appears above right click on it and click run as admin
    It may be reported as invalid parameter when run on an external drive
    or certain internal drives

    Make sure you are at a C prompt
    If you do not know how to do that the easier way is to change the cmd to
    chkdsk C: /r
     
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    I have run as Administrator each time. I also did exactly as you said and got "File system is NTFS, cannot lock current drive. chkdsk cannot run because volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule the volume to be checked the next time system restarts? I answered Y. I restarted the computer and tried it again and it does the same thing. Thank you but I'll just leave it as it is, every thing is working. Thanks again.
     
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    Your choice - good luck with it
     
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    I recommend you have a good backup if you are going to continue using.
     
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