Monday, January 6, 2014

CHKDSK Utility


If you're encountering persistent errors and need to run the CHKDSK utility in attempt to recover or fix any data or installation errors, simply follow these steps:
Note that running the CHKDSK utility can take up to several hours, so ensure you are able to leave your computer scanning for a large amount of time before attempting the following.

Windows 8 Users

  • Starting from the Desktop, hold down the Windows key and press E to open Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click the hard drive and select Properties.
  • Select the Tools tab.
  • Click the "Check" button under "Error checking"
  • Click the "Scan drive" button.
  • Click the "Schedule disk check" option and reboot.
  • After CHKDSK has finished running, try to start up and run your game to see if the issue was corrected.
Windows 7 Users
  • Hold down the Windows key and press E to open Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click the hard drive and select Properties.
  • Select the Tools tab.
  • Click the "Check now" button under "Error checking"
  • Check both boxes under "Check disk options"
  • Click the "Start" button.
  • Click the "Schedule disk check" option then reboot.
  • After CHKDSK has finished running, try to start up and run your game to see if the issue was corrected.
 CHKDSK can fix Error Events with id 55.


What is an event ID 55? Let’s start by looking at the error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: NTFS
Event ID: 55
Description:
The file system structure on disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume "Drive_letter:"


Explanation
The file system structure on the volume listed in the message might be corrupt because of one or more of the following reasons:
  • The disk might have bad sectors.
  • I/O requests issued by the file system to the disk subsystem might not have been completed successfully.
   
User Action
Check the state of the file system and repair it if necessary.
To check the state of the file system
  1. Click Start, click Run, and then, in the Open box, type
    cmd
  2. To determine whether the volume is corrupt, at the command prompt, type
    chkntfs Drive:

    • If the message “Drive_letter: is dirty” is displayed, the volume is corrupt. In this case, repair the file system.
    • If the message “Drive_letter: is not dirty” is displayed, the volume is not corrupt and no further action is required.
To repair the file system
  1. Save any unsaved data and close any open programs.
  2. Restart the computer.
    The volume is automatically checked and repaired when you restart the computer.
Alternatively, you can run the Chkdsk tool from the command prompt without shutting down the computer first.
  1. Click Start, click Run, and then type
    cmd
  2. At the command prompt, type

  3. chkdsk /XDrive:
    Chkdsk runs and automatically repairs the volume.
If the following message appears, type Y.
“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?”
The next time the computer is started, Chkdsk will automatically run.
If the NTFS 55 message appears regularly, for example daily or weekly, run Chkdsk using the /R command-line option. This option allows Chkdsk to locate bad sectors on the hard disk.








 

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