Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to Fix Chkdsk Freezes Error

Many Windows users has reported a problem of Chkdsk freezes on official forum of Microsoft. This short article will help you to get rid of the problem and run the Chkdsk properly.
Follow the steps stated below to fix Chkdsk freezes:
Create a New User Profile
Run Chkdsk in Safe Mode
Run Last Known Good Configuration
Restore your Computer
Repair Windows Registry
Create a New User Profile
A corrupt user profile may result in freezing of Chkdsk. Creating a new user profile may resolve the problem of Chkdsk freezes. To do so follow these steps:
Click Start and go to Control Panel
Click on User Accounts
Click on Manage Another Account
Click on Create New Account
Make it as Administrator
Logoff your current account
Logon newly created account
Now run Chkdsk if it works properly then delete the old profile and start using new one.
Chkdsk in Safe Mode
Disk errors may also prevent you from running Chkdsk properly. Try running Chkdsk in safe mode may fix the problem. To do so follow the instructions given below:
Restart your computer
Press F8 instantly for 2-3 times
From the list of options, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter
Login with Admin user name and password
Now run Chkdsk
Restore your Computer
If the above to stated methods didn’t worked for you then try to restore your computer to an earlier date and time. This will fix the Chkdsk freezes problem for sure. To run Windows, System Restore tool follow these steps:
Click on Start
Type System Restore in search box and press Enter
Select the option Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time and click next
Now select the restore point and click next
Follow the onscreen instruction to complete the process
Repair Windows Registry
Errors in Windows registry may prevent you from running Chkdsk properly. You have to repair Windows registry to get rid of Chkdsk freezes issue and speed up computer.


Dave said...
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vincent said...

I've left CHKDSK running for more than 8 hours and it was still stuck at 37% at some "journal" check thingy. Any alternative to repair a filesystem besides CHKDSK?