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Repairing drive errors

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Repairing drive errors

    Quick question, I have Windows 8 and i got it from the online download upgrade from 7, but I don't have my windows 7 disk anymore. Now the Action Center has a message to "restart to repair drive errors" and when I click it, a little clock thing appears on it, but nothing happens. This has been for days now, I did some googling and saw that you need to reboot with installation media to repair these errors. Is that the only way? Is there a place I can download just the media for repairing my drive or something? I would really like to get this done, there are certain things I need to do that aren't working because of this issue (and I know it is this, I have run every malware and anti-virus scan I can find to make absolute sure my computer is not infected with something). Any help is msot appreciated.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 36
    Win 8 Pro 64bit

    I think all it is going to do is run CHKDSK when you restart your computer.
    To do this, open the command prompt (search for CMD, make sure you "run as admin").

    At the prompt type CHKDSK /f

    It will fail, which is normal, and will ask you if you'd like to run it on the next restart. Say yes, and restart, and let it do its thing."
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