Check disk wont run

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by nunocruz, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. nunocruz

    nunocruz New Member

    Sep 16, 2009
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    After the last windows 7 update a folder that I have got corrupted, unfortunately now I want to shrink the disk size but It wont let me because I have corrupted files -.-

    I've tried to put check disk to run on startup by the usual way and nothing, I've read like 10 different methods to make it work and nothing.

    I really need for it to work and I'm desperate right now PLEASE HELP!!!
    #1 nunocruz, Apr 20, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2011
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

    Nov 3, 2009
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    A few ideas:


    Start – All Programs – Accessories
    Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
    Type fsutil dirty query c: and press ENTER (this assumes that the O/S drive is C:)
    If the result = DIRTY then type the following….
    CHKNTFS /X C: and then press ENTER
    Reboot the PC. Windows should boot normally instead of running the check.
    Reopen the Administrator Command Prompt.
    chkdsk /f /r c: and press ENTER to run CHKDSK
    Type the following when the check has finished
    fsutil dirty query c: and press ENTER
    The result should now be CLEAN !
    Close the Command Prompt


    You might have a corrupt entry for Error Checking in the registry. A System Restore point would probably fix that. If you want to look at the entry doing it, it’s at:
    ‘autocheck’ entry (value) at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute
    If you make a restore point, and delete this value, you will probably fix it.


    Goto "run", type "chkdsk/x" and then go to msconfig and set it so that when you restart, it will restart straight to safemode


    More resources:

    How to run Check Disk on Windows 7:

    If ChkDsk does not run at startup in Windows 7 or Vista:
    ChkDsk will not run at startup in Windows 7 or Vista

    How to Fix Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista:

    And of course... Google:
    Let me google that for you


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