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Chkdsk Volume Is Dirty


Since last night (because of improper shut down), everytime i get onto the computer it runs the chkdsk. While it does it says. "Checking file system on c: the type of the file system is ntfs the volume is dirty". It also says a bunch of other things but most of which disappears before i can read it. Once i am on i get an error message stating. "The file or directory c: is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility". Ok, so i click onto start and then onto run and type in chkdsk c: /f to run chkdsk and fix any system errors. It runs. I get a prompt that says something about the disk being locked and asks if i want to run the chkdsk the next time i restart.

I say yes and restart my pc. Again the pc runs the chkdsk and again it says. "Checking file system on c: the type of the file system is ntfs the volume is dirty". And once i am on i still get the same error message. "The file or directory c: is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility". I also ran chkdsk c: /r which took longer as it was a 5 step process. It did not help either. I ran adaware, disk clean-up, defrag. Nothing helps. I search the help section and found an article regarding detecting and repairing disk errors. It told me to open my computer, click properties, under error checking click check now. Then select scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. I did all this, went through the whole process and it did not help either.

I do not know what else to do. I have googled for info and followed as much as i could. The only thing i have read about and did not try is the recovery thing. I don't know how to and do not feel safe fiddling without some sort of guidance. Can you help? If you can, please remember to talk in itty bitty steps as i am like a kindergartner when it comes to this. All of the items i did up until this point were tips that i found on the microsoft website and other sites.


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