Windows 10: chkdsk can't find path or file

  1.    10 Jun 2018 #1

    chkdsk can't find path or file

    when I run chkdsk or chkdsk /f, it will run on the partition/drive I have on my command prompt.
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk
    runs on C:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk
    runs on D:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk /f
    runs on D:

    if I enter chkdsk c:\ or chkdsk d:\ with or without the /f, it tells me it can't find the path or file.
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk C:\
    can't find path or file

    What can cause this issue?

    I am having an issue of slow program opening and suspect a HDD problem, but it might be something else.
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  2.    10 Jun 2018 #2

    You run chkdsk c: /f you putting a \ it does need that as its the drive it want not directory
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       10 Jun 2018 #3

    Right, the C:\ takes one to the root of the drive but the \ is not needed in some commands.
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    And Command Prompt should be Run as Administrator with the chkdsk command in it.
    I did not let the process complete when I took this screenshot.
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  4.    10 Jun 2018 #4

    got it - I was sure I always used C:\ but I guess my mind is playing tricks on me. Thanks
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