I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7. I started to receiving an error message on startup that I have a corrupt file and that I should run Chkdsk. I went through the Start Menu to tools under my Computer. I checked the boxes and it said that I
could only run the check disk after a reboot. When I reboot, nothing happens.
1) Open Computer, right-click on the hard drive you want to check, then choose
2) On the Tools tab, click Check Now... 3) Check both options, then click Start.
4) In the popup, click Schedule Disk Check.
Reboot your computer. The check could take several hours, depending on how many errors it finds and the size of your drive.
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After months of inability to get chkdsk to run, I today got the message that the dirty disk bit was set. This is the only way I've been able to resolve the problem of being told my USB drive was in use and chkdsk failing to run on reboot, too. I'm running
Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 with all the other "important" updates.
But why would only this setup get chkdsk to work?
Also, when chkdsk has run, the report vanishes shortly after chkdsk has ended. It should not disappear on its own.
And Win 7 still doesn't do it right?
From the Command Prompt of the Recovery Console (if you have one) or from a Vista/Windows
7 disk - if you do not have a Vista/Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friend's (it needs to be same
32 or 64 bit and they are not copy protected) or make one. Also your System maker will sell the
physical disks cheap since you already own Windows.
chkdsk /f /r
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If you do not have a Vista/Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy
protected. Your System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already
own Windows. Also you can make a repair disk on another computer.
If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.