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Q.  Need Help Repairing NTFS.

Chkdsk keeps telling me there are errors on my Windows XP Pro sp2 system partition. But when i run it with the /r /f it does not repair anything and the problem persists.

I need some advice on a good alternative software to try to repair my problem without having to reinstall or format anything.

A.  Give this a try and it may help

1. Click on the Start menu and open the run dialog.
 

2. Type "cmd" and return (without quotes)
 

3. Next type "fsutil dirty query <letter of drive that chkdsk keeps checking>" for example, C:
 

4. If the returned message indicates that the volume is dirty, go to step 5
 

5. Next type "chkdsk <drive letter> /f /x"
 

If you get this below answer YES.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>
 

6. After that finishes, repeat step 3.
 

7. If the volume is no longer dirty, reboot and chkdsk should not reappear.

The "fsutil dirty query" reports the current state of the flag.
 

"Chkdsk /f" forces Chkdsk to run whether or not the flag is dirty--- it's a way to ensure that errors are fixed, regardless of what the flag says.
 

"Chkdsk /x" goes a little further and helps ensure that any files that were left open get closed; it actually implies "/f" so you don't need the /f if you're using /x .
 

With either /f or /x, at the end of the run, Chkdsk should set the flag to clean.

It is important to note that there is never one fix for a question.  What may work for one person might not for the next.  Depending on the problem and the way it is described by the Computer Owner there may be Six different approaches to a positive outcome.  If the first answer I give you to your question doesn’t work let me know and I will send you another.  Just give me details.

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