Cant run CHKDSK /F or defrag ?

By missmargaret ·
Running XP and had a couple blue screen errors. Prior recommendation from windows support to run CHKDSK /F. try to run it, message says it has to run upon restart. restart system and get error saying cant run CHKDSK /F because the volume is NTFS?? If I try to simply defrag, I get message that it cant because chkdsk is scheduled to scheduler & can't find where to delete scheduled chkdsk /F, so I can at least try to defrag my system...spinning my wheels here...advice in simple language please?

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Try chkdsk /r

by seanferd In reply to Cant run CHKDSK /F or def ...

Also, chkntfs.

You need to be in the admin account (or an account with privileges to run system tools) in order for this to execute.

If autochk is on (as it is by default), then the drive should be checked at boot every time anyway.

Of course you can't defag once the volume is labeled "dirty". You can either run chkdsk or clear the dirty bit manually. But, if there are errors on the volume, I'd highly recommend against running defrag on it. Seriously bad things can happen.

Not in the scheduler.

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What fixed it for me

by jphallett In reply to Cant run CHKDSK /F or def ...

I found a utility on a Bart's Ultimate Boot CD that worked for me after searching all over the place. It is NTFS4DOS. You can Google it and download the ISO of just this program and burn it to a cd and boot to it to run checkdisk to fix the errors. I have the ultimate boot cd and highly recommend it for fixing many issues.

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