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Q: Error Found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode

I'm trying to run a CHKDSK on my External Hard Drive and everytime I get this:

CHKDSK E:
The type of file system is NTFS.

Error found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

What should I do? 
I'm using Windows 7 on my Acer laptop.

Answer

A:

Hi,

 

i would suggest you to go through the steps mentioned in the link and check.

A Chkdsk command fails with an unspecified error on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that uses a low frequency AMD CPU

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2502789

 

You may also use the recovery console to run checkdisk and check.

What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

You can open command prompt and type: chkdsk/f c:

 

Refer:

Run Check Disk from a Command Line to Check for and fix Disk Errors

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee872425.aspx

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