Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?

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  1. Compumind's Avatar
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    Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?


    Very simple -

    In a Command Prompt:

    CHKDSK C: /F /V

    OS says it will complete upon reboot.
    Starts at that time and does not cleanly complete - circle with dots never ends.

    Have to force a hard shutdown and then boot back up to the desktop.

    Ideas?

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  2. wiganken's Avatar
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       #2

    You state "circle with dots never ends" so could it just be taking a lot longer than you expect?

    Microsoft web page does warn about the 'f' switch: - "If you use chkdsk /f* on a very large disk or a disk with a very large number of files (for example, millions of files), chkdsk /f might take a long time to complete.".

    How long have you left it for before forcing a shutdown?
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  3. Compumind's Avatar
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    Hi.

    It should complete on my production system in a couple of minutes.
    However, I left it going for an hour without completion.

    Obviously, some sort of anomaly.

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  4. wiganken's Avatar
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    Could there be something else that is set to run at startup and the two things are in conflict?

    For example, my Norton 360 anti-virus is set to 'Aggressive' mode, which I believe kicks-in before Windows starts.
    Last edited by wiganken; 07 May 2021 at 03:17.
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  5. Compumind's Avatar
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    Point is that it just doesn't complete on the first go.

    I cannot even force a hard shutdown at times from the power button, so I have to unplug it from the mains.
    Once restarted, it continues where it left off, completes, then quickly reboots.

    Strange.

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  6. wiganken's Avatar
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    Very strange.

    I assume it is a HDD that you are checking and not an SSD? See ChkDsk damages file system on SSDs
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  7. Ghot's Avatar
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    Compumind said:
    Hi.

    It should complete on my production system in a couple of minutes.
    However, I left it going for an hour without completion.

    Obviously, some sort of anomaly.



    chkdsk /f takes a while to run. What is the size of the drive you are scanning?
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    Compumind said:
    In a Command Prompt:

    CHKDSK C: /F /V
    /V ? Seriously? You have a Fat32 C: drive?

    Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?-image.png

    ....circle with dots never ends.

    Well it's probably going to be a very long list of filenames.....
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  9. Berton's Avatar
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    /V ? Seriously? You have a Fat32 C: drive?
    @Bree
    Good question, have had to deal with a couple of clients a few years ago that kept confusing the terms of FAT32 with 32-bit.
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  10. Compumind's Avatar
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       #10

    Bree said:
    /V ? Seriously? You have a Fat32 C: drive?

    Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?-image.png




    Well it's probably going to be a very long list of filenames.....
    LOL. Actually CHKDSK /F - my bad. Sometimes I change to the /R switch.

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