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chkdsk doesn't work?

2008-03-12, 12:50 PM
Hi,
 
I'd like to check the integrity of my new R61's HDD.
 
I tried running Vista's chkdsk utility, but I get something like the following error:
 
"Windows was not able to gain direct access to C: Drive and so cannot run chkdsk"
 
-that's not the exact wording as the error message flashed by too quickly (it was during boot-up), but that's the general gist of the message.
 
Is there a Lenovo-provided version of chkdsk? Or should I be using chkdsk in some other way?
 
Cheers,
jsdn
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Re: chkdsk doesn't work?

2008-03-12, 14:09 PM
In order to run chkdsk under Vista, you have to temporary deactivate the Windows Vista "User Account Control (UAC)" run chkdsk and the to reactivate the UAC. - Alternatively you can tryout some third party software, like for example CheckDisk 1.03 (screenshot and download) or the like.

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Re: chkdsk doesn't work?

2008-03-13, 4:54 AM
Thanks. I also discovered the collection of ThinkVantage test programs in R&R (press ThinkVantage button upon bootup).
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