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Resolved Can't Run Chkdsk or Schdule Disk Check via Properties/Tools

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  1. 2014/08/14
    buzzmag

    buzzmag Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I get the followng message when trying to run Chkdsk via a Command Prompt:


    "The type of file system is NTSF. Cannot lock current drive.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts ? (Y/N) "

    When I answer yes to do a check at restart, I do get a the Chkdsk screen but it immediately says the Chkdsk was cancelled before I input anything or hit a key to actually cancel the test.

    I have no idea what other process is running. Any ideas?
     
  2. 2014/08/15
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    Try this:
    1. Highlight and copy the following four lines:
      sfc /scannow
      chkntfs /d
      echo y|chkdsk /r
      shutdown /r /t 0 /f​
    2. Click the Start orb, type in cmd and press [Enter].

    3. Right-click anywhere in the cmd window, select Paste, and then press [Enter] once.

      • The "sfc /scannow" command will run, (which might take a few minutes). This command scans the integrity of all protected system files and repairs files with problems when possible and/or replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

      • The "chkntfs /d" command will run next which restores the machine to the default behavior; all drives are checked at boot time and chkdsk is run on those that are dirty.

      • The "chkdsk /r" command will run next which will attempt to fix any errors found on the disk, locate any bad sectors and recover readable information, and create a status report.

      • And the "shutdown /r /t 0 /f" command will reboot your computer.

      Before your computer boots back up into Windows, you should see CHKDSK doing it's thing, which might take a few minutes. Once it's done Windows will load up normally.

    4. If you're interested in seeing the CHKDSK .log file, press [Winkey][E] to load Windows Explorer, paste in the following line into the address bar, press [Enter]:

      C:\System Volume Information\Chkdsk​

      then double-click on the lastest Chkdsk__________.log file you see and it should open up in Notepad.
     

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    buzzmag

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    A: sfc /scannow did not find any integrity violations.

    B: chkntfs /d ran without a problem

    C: chkdsk /r started but again got "volume in use by another process" and stopped.

    D: shutdown /r /t 0 /f started Chkdsk but again cancelled before I could do anything.

    There was no Chkdsk log. I assume this was because it didn't run.
     
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    Ok, try running through the same steps once more.
     
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    Sorry, same results.

    PS: Also tried Safe Mode unsuccessfully.
     
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    Ok, let's specifically set C: as dirty and try it again:
    1. Highlight and copy the following three lines:

      fsutil dirty set C:
      echo y|chkdsk /r
      shutdown /r /t 0 /f​

    2. Click the Start orb, type in cmd and press [Enter].

    3. Right-click anywhere in the cmd window, select Paste, and then press [Enter] once.
     
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    That worked. chkdsk ran with the reboot.

    Thnak you.
     
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