Jump to content


Windows was unable to complete the disc check!

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 M1000



  • Joined: 15-August 08

Posted 08 June 2009 - 15:18

Every time i want to run disc check.... it says 'Windows was unable to complete the disc check'

What should i do??

When i use disc defragmenter, it says....

Disc Defragmenter has detected that Chkdsk is scheduled to run on the volume : (C:).

Please run Chkdsk /f.

So, i go to start>run> and type Chkdsk /f and it asks me whether i want it to be checked on the next startup and i type Y meaning yes..

On the next startup it says 'windows was unable to check disc..

What on earth is happening to my hard drive??

Not only that,, whenever i use Eset to scan my system, it gets jammed.. The same thing happens when i use Trojan Hunter..

Please help me!!!!

#2 RobCr



  • Joined: 02-May 09
  • Location: Australia

Posted 08 June 2009 - 15:36

I would not be attempting that from within Windows.
Use (full) XP CD, and run it from the Recovery Console.
I would be using /r instead of /f
Probably a good idea to have all your data backed up first.

PS Re-reading your post, it may not run from the Recovery Console either.
What I would do first, is get another hard drive, and clone the bad one into it.
Others may care to chip in here, in case your drive is dying, as every step you take may be adding to the damage.

Edited by RobCr, 08 June 2009 - 15:42.

#3 +allan


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 01-February 04
  • Location: New Jersey, USA

Posted 08 June 2009 - 21:08

Correct. Boot to the Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r

#4 kimsland


    Computer Technician

  • Joined: 10-March 07

Posted 08 June 2009 - 21:10

Try chkntfs /d on a command line (Start > Run > CMD)
Then restart

More about CHKNTFS here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/160963

After restart you could also run chkdsk /f *: then restart, and after all this checking all should then be ok :)


If you go to the Recovery Console, you must type chkdsk C: /r