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Old May 7th, 2021, 11:36 AM
lcyber lcyber is offline
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Unable to run CHKDSK



I am unable run this CHKDSK/f as it keeps showing itis beingf used by another system but it isn,t.I have tried "selecting start on reboot but that doesnt work either
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Old May 8th, 2021, 09:07 AM
The Dude The Dude is offline
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Have you tried going to safe mode and trying it? (I assume Win10 has safe mode )

And as long as we are talking about CHKDSK. .. Im on Win98se for those who dont know and I have CHKDSK but when I try to use it it tells me to use scandisk instead..

WHY??? -- Why is it even on Win98 if it wont let you use it??

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Old May 8th, 2021, 12:37 PM
Ned Seagoon Ned Seagoon is offline
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I am unable run this CHKDSK/f as it keeps showing itis beingf used by another system but it isn,t.I have tried "selecting start on reboot but that doesnt work either
You need to run it as administrator.

Thus:
From Command Prompt

Log into Windows 10.
Press the Windows key to open the Start Menu.
Select Search.
Type-in cmd.
Right-click on Command Prompt from the search results list.
Click Run as administrator.
Log in as an Administrator.
When Command Prompt launches, type the command: chkdsk C: /f
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Old May 8th, 2021, 03:26 PM
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You need to run it as administrator.

Thus:
From Command Prompt

Log into Windows 10.
Press the Windows key to open the Start Menu.
Select Search.
Type-in cmd.
Right-click on Command Prompt from the search results list.
Click Run as administrator.
Log in as an Administrator.
When Command Prompt launches, type the command: chkdsk C: /f
I tried that but it wont start on reboot ,saying it cant open as it is in use by another system,but it isnt I have tried repeatedly.
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Old May 9th, 2021, 10:53 AM
lcyber lcyber is offline
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Every time I try that I read it cant run as the system is used by another process
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Old May 9th, 2021, 11:54 PM
Ned Seagoon Ned Seagoon is offline
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Which anti virus/security program do you run on your computer?

Norton is one that can take over certain administrative tasks and could perhaps be the reason for what you are seeing.

Suggest that you only use Microsoft's built in security and no other.
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