Missing CHKDSK at Boot feature

#1
After some Windows system crashes, when one of the hard disk partitions on a PC likely has corrupted files, it is useful for file security as well as avoiding wasting time having to reboot to Chkdsk, to be able to invoke Chkdsk manually during Boot.
Unfortunately that option is not provided by Microsoft in the F8 Boot menu.
Is there any way to invoke Chkdsk on a selectable partition using EasyBCD ?
 

JustinW

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Staff member
#2
Can you still boot into Windows? Type this into a command prompt:

chkdsk c: /r
y
shutdown -rt 00

Not working? Try this instead:

fsutil dirty set c:
shutdown -rt 00
 
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#3
Can you still boot into Windows? Type this into a command prompt:
chkdsk c: /r
y
shutdown -rt 00
Not working? Try this instead:
fsutil dirty set c:
shutdown -rt 00
As I mentioned, booting to Windows wastes time.
Invoking Chkdsk during boot is most useful.
Many PCs are configured to run several applications at Startup which may churn data on a disk partition with a suspect file structure because of the crash.
It is difficult to stop such an application from running except to consume time booting to Safe Mode and running Chkdsk there.
 

JustinW

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Staff member
#4
Chkdsk doesn't run there, since you're using the partition. The first method schedules chkdsk to run at boot, while the second well tell autochk to chkdsk it at boot. Windows has a memory diagnostic tool you can use at boot, but that only checks the RAM. There is no option to manually invoke chkdsk outside of Windows. If your copy of Windows is unbootable, you can grab a copy of one of our recovery discs and run chkdsk from there.