Forum discussion tagged with Chkdsk.
  1. TheFlash1300

    Question ChkDsk doesn't work in Windows 10

    Hello. When i press the Windows button + R, and type "ChkDsk", there is a window that blinks for less than 0.5 of the second, and nothing happens (the window comes and disappears for less than 0.5 of the second). How to fix this problem? I want to run the ChkDsk program, so I can see if there...
  2. Question Mark bad sector on HDD with Chkdsk /r

    My HDD has one or more bad sectors according to CrystalDiskInfo and HD Tune Pro. However, Windows did not detect any errors in the file system via Error Check. These are the reported issues: Current Pending Sector Count = 16 Uncorrectable Sector Count = 16 Error scan result: My HDD is...
  3. S

    [SOLVED] Why do SSDs not require CHKDSK/SFC operations to be done as frequent as HDD does?

    When these hard drive fixing operations are done, do they generally just read the SSD if there is nothing that needs to be fixed? Are these commands as write heavy if they do not detect any errors? Are there any "safe" variants of CHKDSK that it wouldn't hurt to do once in a while for SSD...
  4. Sunmooooon

    Question CHKDSK /f/x/r doesn't mark bad sector

    My HDD has a bad sector, so I run CHKDSK /f/x/r to mark it so the system will not use it again, CHKDSK work until the end and reported that it is already marking the bad sector but it actually doesn't (my steam download still stuck "disk write error"), also the file that is corrupted due to the...
  5. M

    [SOLVED] SSD showing RAW partition, unable to format ?

    Adata SSD is showing RAW partition; unable to format. Here is my PC spec: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Codename : Kentsfield) @ 2.40GHz Dolgix 8GB (2*4GB) DDR3 RAM 1333MHz Asus NVIDIA GeForce 210 512 MB DDR3 Graphics Card Adata Ultimate SU650 480GB SSD ZEB-G41-D3, LGA 775 Socket Windows 7...
  6. [SOLVED] How do you format RAW without losing data

    My hard drive is dying/dead(?). The file system changed to RAW and I cannot open the drive anymore. Is there any way I can get my data back or format without erasing? The drive is called: Seagate ST31000340AS (I tried CHKDSK but it said "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] Chkdsk fixing corruption/Partition Optimization 1TB HDD

    Hello all, Ever since the beginning of using my Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53, I have experienced stuttering/freezing whenever I do any kind of new task such as opening an application, opening a new tab, or even just scrolling through a loaded webpage. After doing a multitude of possible solutions, I...
  8. L

    [SOLVED] CHKDSK scanning the wrong hard drive?

    I was wondering, does CHKDSK scan the largest drive connected to one's PC first? I ran the command not too long ago, and for some reason it scanned my external HDD (which is much larger than the internal), instead of my main internal HDD, on C:\ Is this normal perhaps?
  9. D

    Question Bad sector help

    I did chkdsk f: /r and i found 412 kb bad sectors Any suggestions how can i fix it ?
  10. kingkj52

    Question Have Been Having Lots of BSODs and Hard Freezes on a New Computer, Finally Narrowed It Down, Need Help Solving It

    64 bit New System started with Windows 10 Picked up the prebuilt from cyberpowerpc here Bought November 30th 2020 Its been having some odd crash issues for a while now. I updated Windows 10, and updated video drivers, and have checked for driver updates on...
  11. blacking

    Question chkdsk found corrupt files, windows doesn't scan on boot, 100% disk usage in games

    Hi guys, I'm on an adventure for weeks now which is fixing a problem in my computer which is getting 100% disk usage sometimes when playing games, In a nutshell, I have two drives, an SSD and a HDD and most times with most games, when I enter them I get 100% disk usage, being only at the drive...
  12. F

    [SOLVED] Stuck in boot loop and cant get to windows after "chkdsk" started

    Hi, my younger siblings pc recently turned into a loop machine and we cant it past the bios logo screen. i7 3770k 1060 3GB 500w EVGA 250gb ssd 500gb hdd Tosuny LGA 1155 Intel B75 Motherboard So what happened was we were trying to move his windows 10 from the hdd to the ssd. I used the macrium...
  13. I

    Question Random CHKDSK taking a really long time

    I turned my PC on yesterday and left the room, when I came back it prompted me to hit a key to cancel Chkdsk, I was too late and it already started doing it's thing. It has been about 14 hours now and it is only at 18% progress with an ETA of 65 hours and increasing. I haven't really had...
  14. E

    [SOLVED] CHKDSK Mentions "Volume Bitmap is incorrect"

    Hi! and Yeah CHKDSK mentions "Volume Bitmap is incorrect" in safe mode but when i start it in Normal Mode it'll just say "Windows Found no Problems. Further actions is or are not required." what is causing that? Well, CHKDSK Says this in safe mode: "CHKDSK might report errors even no corruption...
  15. S

    [SOLVED] Dirty C Drive (Windows 10)

    Hello, I had a fan that was not working so i had to see which one it was, after i realised and fixed which one it was. I booted up my PC, somehow it went direct into the bios settings and i saw that the SSD was not there as an option to boot. I tried to shut down my PC manually but it wasn't...
  16. M

    [SOLVED] Do I need to replace my Hard Drive?

    This happened around a week ago, almost periodically. Around a week ago, I've noticed that windows will take around 3 to 4 minutes on the startup screen (The Win7 logo) before successfully booting and it will become super laggy before I restart it once. It doesn't matter if I clicked restart or...
  17. smokegrande

    Question Constant Windows 10 corruptions on SSD; Unsure if it's a hardware problem

    Hello, these issues have been affecting me for a long time, and I really want to find the cause and the solution! 6 months ago, I got an Adata SU630 SSD and installed Windows 10 on it (I also have an HDD with Windows 7 installed on it, but I use it only as storage basically). Things ran...
  18. H

    [SOLVED] External Hard Drive Turned To Local Disk And Not Accessible

    Hi, My 4TB External Hard Drive was working well while I transfer files, sorry for my language ı am not native, And I wanted to change the speed because it was low as 35mb/ps and ı read that under policies segment there is another option for "better performance". And After I changed my setting...
  19. M

    Question Old, faulty HDD taking forever to format

    Hi, I have an old data drive that's recently developed a slew of apparently bad sectors. I started a full format (in the most BFU way, by right-clicking it in "Computer" and selecting "Format"), but the progress bar's not moved from zero for about an hour now. Should I continue my efforts to...
  20. M

    [SOLVED] Chkdsk "Replacing invalid security id...", but now lots of files are 0 length!

    I have a Western Digital 1TB external HDD. While doing some very simple "housekeeping" I've decided to run a chkdsk (on Windows 10 x64). Well... I shouldn't have done that! Now I'm on a mess with lots of files. First, chkdsk reported that the drive had filesystem errors. Without continuing...
  21. lonskyne

    Question Stuck in a chkdsk loop

    Tried to boot up an old machine, gets stuck in a chkdsk boot loop. When I try to boot windows xp with a CD with an ISO it says "Press any key to boot from CD" and when I press a key it justice freezes and nothing happens. Can't boot from a USB because its an old BIOS that doesn't allow that...
  22. E

    [SOLVED] Check Disk didn't Fix File Index Issue

    I have a Toshiba 3TB DT01ACA300 hard drive. There were media files corrupted, where one video file when plays displays a different video of another file. I assume file indexes are corrupted. I ran error-checking using "Automatically fix file system errors." It found many errors on my...
  23. J

    Question Windows 10 wont boot past BIOS, Faulty hardware???

    Hi all, About 1 year ago, I build a PC with the following components: Case - Dan case A4-SFX V3 CPU - Ryzen 7 2700x PSU - Corsair sf600 HDD - M.2 970 pro 500gb NOTE: I used the slot with a dedicated heatsink, although it did still get hot at times. RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX...
  24. Q

    [SOLVED] Auto repair boot loop after scheduling chkdsk and restarting

    I attempted to transfer my Windows installation to a Samsung 840 EVO SSD using Samsung's disk migration tool. It failed because of an error during defragmentation and the troubleshooting guide stated that the first step was to run chkdsk. I ran chkdsk /r in a command prompt, scheduling it for...
  25. FigarOooo

    [SOLVED] Do hard drives automatically isolate bad sectors, if so where can i find the Logs with this info ?

    I was thinking of partitioning the bad sectors of my hard drive, during my research I have now understood that the hard drives software automatically does the job, if this is true, can someone indicate me to where I can find the log with this info plz? Thanks Taylor
  26. T

    Question Failing HDD?

    Hi everyone, After my PC started lagging in one small folder, I decided it was time to check the disk. Some HDD utility told me there are 8 unstable sectors. Overall health looks fine, only 0.2% of the disk being "bad". I ran chkdsk once (from the properties tab) and it found no errors...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] Ext HDD problem

    HELLO, i have Toshiba 160GB ext HD , i was trying to processes video on VLC player , and it was stuck for a long time so; i did an end process and force restarted the laptop "i know it was so wrong" after that i got "cyclic redundancy check error "when connecting the drive so i did a sfc...
  28. Question chkdsk is taking forever to fix an external HDD, is there an alternative fast way ?

    Hi everyone, I recieved an external SAMSUNG 500 GB HDD from a friend trying to fix it because he wanted the data on it but couldn't access it, the main problem with the HDD was that when it connects to a PC the windows asks to format it before using it as in the usual message : "You Need to...
  29. salman1123

    Question Windows 10 won't boot after running chkdsk

    Few days back I noticed random stuttering and lagging (and random freezes) in games which occured for about 5-10 seconds and then back to normal. I got the bsod with error code : Memory Management TWICE! I ran the chkdsk (saw it on some techsite) after running the command for about 5-10 minutes...
  30. D

    Question computer not booting up after CHKDSK

    So I decided to run CHKDSK after I saw on the internet that I should do that because my C-drive memory was filling up randomly. I feel like it keeps turning off and on because the lights on my keyboard keep turning off and on. I entered a command in the command panel and it said to restart my...
  31. X

    Question USB-stick problem

    Hi. I have a 16GB USB-stick that I have photos and videos on. When I opened it up this morning, it only showed one file, which was just named "4". However, Windows still shows that I have 5,22GB left of that 16GB. I ran a CHKDSK in CMD but that gave me no errors, telling me there's about 800...
  32. P

    Question Unable to clone HDD to SSD. Please Help

    I bought a Samsung 860 Evo SSD yesterday. Ever since I plugged it in, I've been struggling to migrate my data from my HDD. So after watching a few tutorials, I downloaded EaseUS todo and started cloning my C: drive. At first, I was returned with an error that said : Failed to read sector...
  33. lemafoxtrot

    Question My PC is making a funky noise

    This is going to sound really bizarre: A few days ago i got mad (lol) and smacked my desk. I then heard a pretty nasty noise in my case. it was like a grinding, and it stopped after a few seconds, so i went on with my day. As they day went on, i got more and more afraid that i may off messed...
  34. loonix200

    Question Can not format or clean WinToUSB bootable Flash

    This is my first ever post after tons of experience watching people solve problems here so it's my last hope, this IS however going to be a long post so I also apologize and ask for your patience. Will try to include TLDR in the end. Basically my friend's laptop got its HDD busted and I wanted...
  35. S

    Question Rattling case fan

    The front fan in my computer seems to have developed a bit of a noise. When I start things up it'll emit a loud buzzing sound. The only "solution" I've found is to open up the front and press down ever so slightly on the middle of the fan, this moves it inwards a millimeter or so and stops the...
  36. GallopingGumdrops

    Question Msi stealth fan might still be broken, please help.

    Recently I had a major issue with my left fan of my Msi stealth pro Gs63vr. I took it to a local repair shop and the guy wasn't the best, he made me wait 3 weeks and told me it was a job I could have done myself. I burn water sir, I don't trust myself with opening up my pc. Anyways it now makes...
  37. H

    Gpu Usage Drops to 0% and Never Goes Above 30%

    My GPU will rapidly go from `20% usage to 0% usage when playing games causing the frames to also drop to 0 and continue at above 30 frames every few seconds. My CPU functions at ~50% all of the time. I've been told to bump up the games settings but that only made the GPU usage spike faster...
  38. W

    Ssd asking a question

    im making my first gaming pc but I want to make sure everything goes well and I haven’t decdided on a storage would this one do just fine? Seagate - Barracuda 1TB Internal SATA Hard Drive for Desktops
  39. B

    [SOLVED] Pc won’t turn on lacking COM and PHD power connectors

    My first pc build using ryzen 7 2700x + asus a320m-k +gtx 1050 ti 16 gb ddr4 ram (lost box and don’t know specifics) Evga 600 watt 80+ bronze bq psu I do not have anything to connect to PHD 5000 on my mother board near my usb 3 connector and under neath my gpu Also I can not connect my COM...
  40. M

    On board GPU not working with TV

    So I'm trying too connect my pc to my TV The MOBO has on board GPU but when I turn my pc on it says no signal the hdmi cable is plugged in properly, also my first build, any help? And also the motherboard is a Asrock b450m pro4