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My Pc wont run chkdsk

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pimicawley, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. pimicawley

    pimicawley Thread Starter

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    i am getting an error message saying "documents and settings is corrupt or unreadable"
    i have tried running chkdsk but nothing seems to work....can u please help me
     
  2. frankjohn

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    Have you tried from command prompt?
     
  3. pimicawley

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    yup i tried all that happens is when the pc starts it runs a quick scan but nothing happens
     
  4. frankjohn

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    Try > type in chkdsk /r, note there is a space between k and /
     
  5. pimicawley

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    it gives the message to schedule when the system restarts, however i have typed int that command as well as /f and had no luck isnt there some online program that can fix the errors on the drive or any registry problems
     
  6. frankjohn

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    If you are using XP and have a disc [XP] you can do a repair from the disc. if you do read carefully.
     
  7. TheOutcaste

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    Does chkdsk say there are no errors, or it finds errors it can't fix, or finds errors and fixes them each time?

    Chkdsk will have created a log in the Event Viewer in the Application log (Start | Run, type eventvwr.msc, press Enter) with a source of WinLogon (Wininit Vista/Win 7) that will show a summary of the results.

    You can click the Source column header to sort by Source, or Filter the view

    • Win2K/XP:
      Click View | Filter... and select WinLogon[/B] as the Event Source.
      Click View | All Records to remove the filter
    • Vista/Win 7:
      Click Action | Filter Current log... and check Wininit in the Event Sources: drop down.
      Click Action | Clear Filter to remove the filter
     
  8. pimicawley

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    i typed in that command nothing happened
     
  9. pimicawley

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    so it finally opens and under system (type) i see error messages
     
  10. TheOutcaste

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    What do the entries in the Application log, with a source of Winlogon, that list the chkdsk summary info say?
    Double click the entries. Press the Copy button [​IMG] to copy the info to the clip board, then paste the info into Notepad to make them easier to read and compare.

    It'll look something like this:
    Code:
    Event Type:    Information
    Event Source:    Winlogon
    Event Category:    None
    Event ID:    1001
    Date:        4/23/2010
    Time:        11:38:17 AM
    User:        N/A
    Computer:    XP-XP3-DINO
    Description:
    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    
    
    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.                         
    Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
    Cleaning up 207 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 207 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 207 unused security descriptors.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
    master file table (MFT) bitmap.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    
      16779860 KB total disk space.
       2432828 KB in 12695 files.
          3576 KB in 1034 indexes.
             0 KB in bad sectors.
         81648 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
      14261808 KB available on disk.
    
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
       4194965 total allocation units on disk.
       3565452 allocation units available on disk.
    
    Internal Info:
    f0 3a 00 00 ac 35 00 00 1f 41 00 00 00 00 00 00  .:...5...A......
    4d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 58 01 00 00 00 00 00 00  M.......X.......
    e0 db bb 02 00 00 00 00 30 20 a1 12 00 00 00 00  ........0 ......
    90 12 90 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 50 d5 56 26 00 00 00 00  ........P.V&....
    99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 10 3a 07 00 97 31 00 00  ..6......:...1..
    00 00 00 00 00 f0 7c 94 00 00 00 00 0a 04 00 00  ......|.........
    
    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.
    
    
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    
     
  11. pimicawley

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    i had avg on my pc and it would not uninstall for some reason i got a link to a program "avgremover" and had to use that to get it off, when it came off the scan went through
     
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