I cannot run chkdsk on my Lenovo with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

It won't run when scheduled from inside Windows and it won't run when scheduled from an elevated command prompt.  I ran the maintainence program when prompted (under the little flag) and was told to run chkdsk but alas, I cannot.  Any thoughts?

Hi asron,

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Are you using an administrator account?

Are you getting any error message when you try to run chkdsk?

To run chkdsk, you must have administrative privileges on the computer.

Try to run chkdsk in safemode and check if it works.

Also you can run chkdsk using Windows 7 installation disc.

1. Place the windows 7 installation DVD into the DVD drive and restart the computer.

2. Boot from the DVD into the System Recovery Options screen.

3. Select Command prompt.

4. In the command prompt, type chkdsk.

You can also run chkdsk from the registry. Follow these steps:

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.

4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

5. In the right pane, right click on BootExecute and click on Modify.

6. Highlight the code below, then right click on it and click on Copy.

NOTE: If the hard drive you want to run chkdsk on has a different driver letter than C: , then substitute C: with your drive letter instead.

autocheck autochk /p \??\C:
autocheck autochk *

7. Clear the box, then right click on a empty area in the box and click on Paste to copy the code above into it.

8. Click on OK.

9. Close regedit.

10. Restart the computer to run chkdsk at startup.

If this doesn’t work, then I suggest you to do a repair installation of Windows 7.
 
Regards,
Afzal-Microsoft Support Engineer.
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none of these solutions works.

when you say a repair installation what do you mean....?  do you mean re-install 7?  When I boot to the 7 disc I get a choice of repairing or install.  under the the repair option there is nothing about installation.

also in the command prompt from rebooting to my windows 7 disc (as suggested above) before it gives me the choice to schedule the dscchk it asks if I want to dismount the volume - do I?  I said no becuase I have no idea what dismount means.

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Didn't work for me either and I also do not know what you mean by a repair installation. Would be nice to get some response as the last one from MS is from December.

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I am having similar problems.

Need to run chkdsk as have intermittant start up issue but says not enough privileges even though I am sole acc / administrator.

Have no disk as was not provided with Laptop so cannot boot from disk.

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none of these solutions works.

when you say a repair installation what do you mean....?  do you mean re-install 7?  When I boot to the 7 disc I get a choice of repairing or install.  under the the repair option there is nothing about installation.

also in the command prompt from rebooting to my windows 7 disc (as suggested above) before it gives me the choice to schedule the dscchk it asks if I want to dismount the volume - do I?  I said no becuase I have no idea what dismount means.

thanks
I tried the above except for the boot 7 disc which I do not have. I still cannot do a chkdsk from the Registry as suggested. My main reason for doing a chkdsk is that my hard drive which is 1 TB shows almost full in my computer. When I check Files under C drive the amount content is very low. What can I do?

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