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Old April 22nd, 2004, 04:01 AM
angelic_joy angelic_joy is offline
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Question F parameter not specified. Running CHKDSK in read-only mode?

Hi everyone. I just ran CHKDSK and received the following message (copied & pasted):

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


C:\Documents and Settings\Mom>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is C Drive.


WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.


CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 8708.
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 8708.
Index verification completed.


Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
C:\Documents and Settings\Mom>

Any idea how I'd go about fixing this? I'm running XP Home w/SP1 on a Dell Dimension 4400. Please don't say I have to pop my OS CD in to fix it...Dell was kind enough to not bother sending it with the computer...and now they flat out refuse to correct the matter.

Thanks,
-- Joy
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 03:24 PM
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Use chkdsk /f to fix errors

Use chkdsk /? for more info

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\degs>chkdsk /?
Checks a disk and displays a status report.

CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]]

volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
mount point, or volume name.
filename FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentation
.
/F Fixes errors on the disk.
/V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file
on the disk.
On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
(implies /F).
/L:size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified number
of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current
size.
/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.
All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid
(implies /F).
/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
structure.
The /I or /C switch reduces the amount of time required to run Chkdsk by
skipping certain checks of the volume.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 03:25 PM
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Go to Start | Run

Type in CMD
In the command prompt window that appears,
Type in chkdsk /f
Note the space
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