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Check Disk in Vista

By bbrennan ·
I have a dell laptop and have a file I would like to roll back to a restore point. However it tells me that I have errors on the disk and must perform a check disk first. I have rebooted the vista laptop into safe mode with command prompt and entered the check disk command with the /f toggle.

The machine will not run the check disk command and does not run the command on restart either.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Oh and don't suggest that I should have gotten the laptop without vista on it because that was not my choice. Thank you in advance for your time and expertise.

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Why would I do that...

by cmiller5400 In reply to Check Disk in Vista

it is not like you had a choice in the matter But on to your question. Download the drive manufacturer's disk check utility. See if it is the physical drive that is kaput, not just Vista thinking it is.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Check Disk in Vista

Safe Mode and click Start, Run and type chkdsk /r and press Enter. Accept the requirement to run with Administrator privelages.
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If that isn't successful try this.
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The Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot your PC.
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<b>Creating a Windows Vista Recovery CD</b>
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http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=622
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<b>Download from here:</b>
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http://coblitz.codeen.org/neosmart.net/downloads/guides/Vista_Repair/Vista_Recovery_Disc_x86.iso
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Boot from the CD and on the first screen click Next, click Repair your computer, click Next and select Command Prompt. Type in chkdsk c:/r and Press Enter.


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Keep us informed as to your progress.

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