Unable to access data as a result of CHKDSK error

mhansomme

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A few days ago, I encountered an a CHKDSK error on my computer (which by the way is operating on Windows Vista home). I believe that my inability to access info has something to do with CHKDSK error. How can I solve this error and regain access to my data?
 

carnageX

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What exactly do you mean by a 'chkdsk' error? Did you run chkdsk and something happened during the scan? Or do you mean you received an error message telling you to run chkdsk?

Are you able to boot up and run within Windows at all? If so, then do the following:

Start -> type 'cmd' (without quotes) -> right click -> run as admin -> in the console window that pops up type:
chkdsk C: /f /r
Press Enter and it will say it cannot lock the current drive and to run on next reboot. Type Y and hit Enter -> Reboot your computer and let it run through the check (it may take some time, depending on how big your HDD is).
 

mhansomme

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If I can remember clearly, I think it mentioned that I should run a chkdsk? I think that was what the error message said.
 
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