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Unable to run CHKDSK on NTFS

By KahunaNui ·
NT4 Workstation drive/partition 40+ GB: Receiving Event 7 error claiming a bad block. Unable to run CHKDSK on the partiton.

We get the very same msg explained in Microsoft's KB Article Q196707.

1. How does one determine which version of NTFS a partition is using and

2. Is there any way around this?

We used Norton's Disk Doctor from SystemWorks but it reports a clean disk w/ no errors. It doesn't seem to really be doing a thorough check (finishes really fast). We have an Event 7 error which is reporting a bad block, and we are unable to complete a Speed Disk optimisation. We have Spinrite but it is WORTHLESS for NTFS partitions.
Can anyone help us with this?

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Unable to run CHKDSK on NTFS

by Mancca74 In reply to Unable to run CHKDSK on N ...

Hi,

have you tried running chkdsk /F? The computer will not be able to run the chkdsk at that time but will ask you if you want to shedule it for next reboot. Answer yes to this and reboot your computer. During the startup process the computer will then run the chkdsk and fix the problems it finds and again reboot automatically.

If this is a no go I'm out of ideas for now, but I wish you good luck!

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Unable to run CHKDSK on NTFS

by KahunaNui In reply to Unable to run CHKDSK on N ...

As mentioned above, we were unable to run CHKDSK in any fashion. What we have done is load a version of W2K and used that to check the drive. That worked like a charm. We shall still leave the question open as we need to know how to check which version of NTFS is being used on a partition/drive.

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by zlitocook In reply to Unable to run CHKDSK on N ...

You may have tried this but did you boot to a NT boot disk and check the version or try to run chkdsk from there? You could also install a second NT if you had room and run chkdsk or try to fix the first install.

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Unable to run CHKDSK on NTFS

by KahunaNui In reply to Unable to run CHKDSK on N ...

We were able to fix the drive/partition via W2K. When we tried other versions of NT we got the same error. What we wanted to know is how does one confirm which version of NTFS a particular partition/drive is using...as per MS KB article referenced above.

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Unable to run CHKDSK on NTFS

by biano In reply to Unable to run CHKDSK on N ...

Hi,
the best way to find this out in my experience is to find the file ntfs.sys and check its version. That should tell you what NTFS version is on your disks..,
Biano

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