Re: Weird CHKDSK Problem
You didn't say it was cancelled during boot time. I guess that is what you
meant when you said "when the system comes up". I never would have known.
I never have problems when I initiate a "chkdsk c: /f" from an elevated
You may want to try it this way.
Richard Urban MVP
Microsoft Windows Shell/User
"John Gallagher" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Why would this change anything?
> I know a chkdsk of drive C: allowing for repairs requires it to be done at
> boot ragrdless of how it is run. What I do not understand is why it would
> immediately be cancelled without my request during boot time, i.e. it
> starts running and then immediately says it was canceled.
> Note that tis does not happen all the time. It is just peculiar that it
> happens at all.
> John G.
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> Run the Command Prompt as Administrator (elevated privileges). Then type
>> in your chkdsk command string.
>> Richard Urban MVP
>> Microsoft Windows Shell/User
>> "John Gallagher" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>I am running into a wierd Chkdsk problem with Vista (Ultimate x86). Of
>>>course a Chkdsk requires a check at boot if you want to correct errors.
>>>At times when I do this, the system comes up, shows the scheduled Chkdsk
>>>and then immediately says it is cancelled. This is without me touching
>>>the keyboard or mouse.
>>> I have never seen this before and it prevents a Chkdsk each time. Has
>>> anyone seen anything like this - and even better - know how to fix it?
>>> John G.