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"Restart to repair drive errors" keep showing up


remostalin

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#1
"Restart to repair drive errors" keep showing up after reboot !!

it's showing again & again....how to fix this pls...

this is windows 8 not windows7
 

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#2
Same problem here plus backup fail message

Has been showing up for weeks but don't know how to fix the problem. Also shows that backup has failed for certain files because error on C: drive. Of course it's all the files under my User folder, e.g. Documents, Pictures, etc.

Thought a clean install might fix it but I download the Upgrade Assistant and it say online install of WIndows 8 isn't available for my country even though that's how I installed it in the first place.
 

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arachnaut

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#4
There are substantial changes in the way CHKDSK works in Windows 8, you can search for these for more info (sorry I just have file names, no URLs handy):

CheckDiskImprovementsforWin8 video

Redesigning chkdsk and the new NTFS health model - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs.pdf

Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs.pdf

NealChristiansen_Win8FileSystemPerformance.pdf

From what little I know, maybe the so-called 'Spot Verifier' service may not be running? It should be spot-checking disk errors.

Look in your event viewer for NTFS errors (I assume you are using NTFS?).

Again, from what little I know, the new changes should fix disk errors on-line, or take the drive off-line for more thorough checks. But at any rate, it should not be going on and on unless your hard drive is going bad.

Let us know what happens, this is all new to us.
 

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    2 of Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (2TB ea.);
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    NI Maschine controller;
    M-Audio Axiom 61 keyboard controller; expression pedal; sustain pedal;

    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency
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Thanks for the replies. There are two messages consistently appearing in the event viewer that relate to NTFS:
************
A corruption was discovered in the file system structure on volume C:.​

A corruption was found in a file system index structure. The file reference number is 0x12000000002206. The name of the file is "\Users\Debra\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox". The corrupted index attribute is ":$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION".
****************​

Volume C: (\Device\HarddiskVolume2) needs to be taken offline for a short time to perform a Spot Fix. Please run "CHKDSK /SPOTFIX" locally via the command line, or run "REPAIR-VOLUME <drive:>" locally or remotely via PowerShell.
**************​

I tried running CHKDSK /SPOTFIX but am not sure that I am doing it correctly. All I am sure of is that Restarting the machine does not eliminate the message re: drive errors. Perhaps it is the hard drive that is starting to fail as this notebook is approaching 7 years, which in my experience is about double what I would expect. I did try checking the Toshiba website as recommended but the diagnostics file I downloaded may not work with Windows 8 as it wouldn't let me select the drive to be tested.
 

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arachnaut

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#6
So I guess you need to run

chkdsk /spotfix c:

Probably you need to run as administrator.


There are other chkdsk options that may help, too - the new offline scan and fix looks appropriate here.
 

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    2 of Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (2TB ea.);
    1 of Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 (2TB);
    1 of Hitachi Deskstar HDS722020ALA330 (2TB);
    2 of Seagate Desktop ST4000DM000-1F2168 (4TB)
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    Boston Acoustics CS Sub 10 Powered Subwoofer;
    NI Kore controller;
    NI Maschine controller;
    M-Audio Axiom 61 keyboard controller; expression pedal; sustain pedal;

    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency
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#7
Thanks arachnaut. I found a YouTube video that was helpful in figuring out how to run chkdsk /scan and chdkdsk /spotfix. Most files were repaired but I still have 3 that show as being repaired online though they continue to show up as errors in the scan. And there are 3 that say they need an offline repair but a restart doesn't fix them and I can't delete them...guess I just live with that unless I reformat the drive and start clean. Maybe it's time to research a new machine so might not be all bad. :) Thanks again.
 

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arachnaut

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#8
There is one more thing you can try. I'm not sure of the consequences for Windows 8 but I have used this for Windows 7.

In an elevated (administrator) command prompt type:

fsutil dirty set c:

This marks the volume as 'dirty' and a full chkdsk will be done on the next restart. 'Dirty' means that the OS is to treat the drive as suspect - that there could be bad file indices and so on. It would normally only occur if a power fail occurred during file writes.

It may take a while to run, but should not cause any damage.

Naturally look into this a bit more and see if you want to try it.

There are other things you can try to look for bad blocks and remap them, etc. That may be the problem with the non-reparable files. "chkdsk /r /b c:" does that.

But, in general, it looks like your hard drive may be degenerating and it might be better to get a new drive.

I would certainly make a back up of all your important information (email and documents, pictures, etc.) before you go much further.
 

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    ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.0
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    Hard Drives
    2 of Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (2TB ea.);
    1 of Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 (2TB);
    1 of Hitachi Deskstar HDS722020ALA330 (2TB);
    2 of Seagate Desktop ST4000DM000-1F2168 (4TB)
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    Corsair AX850 Gold
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    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
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    Event Studio Precision 6 powered audio monitors;
    Boston Acoustics CS Sub 10 Powered Subwoofer;
    NI Kore controller;
    NI Maschine controller;
    M-Audio Axiom 61 keyboard controller; expression pedal; sustain pedal;

    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency

pewe

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#9
Thought a clean install might fix it but I download the Upgrade Assistant and it say online install of WIndows 8 isn't available for my country even though that's how I installed it in the first place.
I think you will find if you run the Upgrade Assistant on a PC with Win 8 already installed, the 'Not Available in your Country' message appears UNLESS you run the Assistant in Compatibility mode using the 'XP Service Pack 3' option.
This worked for me and others.
 

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#10
That was interesting! I used fsutil and chkdsk r/ b/ and nothing seemed to clear the error flag so I downloaded Windows 8 again to do a clean install. This time the country message didn't show so it went through all the stuff that showed up on the first installation but at the very end I had a message that it couldn't install Windows 8 and everything was set back to where it was originally. However, the hard drive error flag is gone and chkdsk comes up clean. Backups appear to be working fine now (I've been backing up to 2 external drives because I am expecting that one of these days this drive will fail).

I appreciate the advice and will keep watch for future problems.
 

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arachnaut

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#11
Weird stuff.
 

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    Hard Drives
    2 of Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (2TB ea.);
    1 of Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 (2TB);
    1 of Hitachi Deskstar HDS722020ALA330 (2TB);
    2 of Seagate Desktop ST4000DM000-1F2168 (4TB)
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    Corsair AX850 Gold
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    Event Studio Precision 6 powered audio monitors;
    Boston Acoustics CS Sub 10 Powered Subwoofer;
    NI Kore controller;
    NI Maschine controller;
    M-Audio Axiom 61 keyboard controller; expression pedal; sustain pedal;

    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency

sahpl

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#12
same problem here plz help me guys.......

hello ,

i have exactly the same problem in my dual boot os [win xp sp3 (32bit) + win 8 (64 bit)enterprise ]

i also try all chkdsk methods but i cant fix it .....

so will you plz explain me the last post of this issue i.e.---



  • arachnaut
    Weird stuff.​
  • 2 Weeks Ago
    d2richland
    That was interesting! I used fsutil and chkdsk r/ b/ and nothing seemed to clear the error flag so I downloaded Windows 8 again to do a clean install. This time the country message didn't show so it went through all the stuff that showed up on the first installation but at the very end I had a message that it couldn't install Windows 8 and everything was set back to where it was originally. However, the hard drive error flag is gone and chkdsk comes up clean.



    plz post the exact step by step method which is telling in above post ...thanks

    waiting for ur rply​
 

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sahpl

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That was interesting! I used fsutil and chkdsk r/ b/ and nothing seemed to clear the error flag so I downloaded Windows 8 again to do a clean install. This time the country message didn't show so it went through all the stuff that showed up on the first installation but at the very end I had a message that it couldn't install Windows 8 and everything was set back to where it was originally. However, the hard drive error flag is gone and chkdsk comes up clean. Backups appear to be working fine now (I've been backing up to 2 external drives because I am expecting that one of these days this drive will fail).







hello ,


i have exactly the same problem in my dual boot os [win xp sp3 (32bit) + win 8 (64 bit)enterprise ]


i also try all chkdsk methods but i cant fix it .....


so will you plz explain me the last post of this issue i.e.---






arachnaut
Weird stuff.
2 Weeks Ago
d2richland
That was interesting! I used fsutil and chkdsk r/ b/ and nothing seemed to clear the error flag so I downloaded Windows 8 again to do a clean install. This time the country message didn't show so it went through all the stuff that showed up on the first installation but at the very end I had a message that it couldn't install Windows 8 and everything was set back to where it was originally. However, the hard drive error flag is gone and chkdsk comes up clean.






plz post the exact step by step method which is telling in above d2richland's post

waiting for ur rply
 

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Dellboy7

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#14
I got this a lot when I had a second disk installed with windows xp pro 32 bit.

Since | removed it, no problems.
 

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Sahpl
I'm not going to be much help. To be honest, I don't know enough about all this to recommend anything. I just went through the things that arachnaut listed and when none of that removed the flag I tried to reinstall Windows 8. As noted, that wasn't successful but the flag was gone. However, I now cannot open the Event Viewer. Not sure what other problems there might be but I'm guessing that my 7 year old hard drive is failing. Perhaps others can offer helpful advice. Thanks!
 

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sahpl

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i hope maybe it will fix the problem [problem solved 4 me]

I got this a lot when I had a second disk installed with windows xp pro 32 bit.

Since | removed it, no problems.

Sahpl
I'm not going to be much help. To be honest, I don't know enough about all this to recommend anything. I just went through the things that arachnaut listed and when none of that removed the flag I tried to reinstall Windows 8. As noted, that wasn't successful but the flag was gone. However, I now cannot open the Event Viewer. Not sure what other problems there might be but I'm guessing that my 7 year old hard drive is failing. Perhaps others can offer helpful advice. Thanks!

hey duds;

just check it out ......it will fix the problem 4 me...................

this problem occurs only in dual boot {not in single boot}
and it is due to incompatibility of ur antivirus software with windows 8
in my case i use--advanced system care ultimate v6 (iobit)
so when i tried to install this antivirus in my pc the action center show me "an error in disk"
so after uninstall this antivirus software and 1's chk ur disk for error ........
the action center message will be disappeared .......

so just try this 1 and plz tell me is it helpfull in ur case or not......???

by the way also tell me which antivirus product u use .........an iobit or any other???
 

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#17
Reviving an old thread -

I keep getting this error too. The problem is it's checking my Drobo (RAID device) for errors. I dont want it to check my Drobo. Is there any known way to have it check only the "C" drive (omit the "D" drive)? My C drive is a SSD.

Win 8.1 Pro x64
 

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twooggy

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I got this a lot when I had a second disk installed with windows xp pro 32 bit.

Since | removed it, no problems.

Sahpl
I'm not going to be much help. To be honest, I don't know enough about all this to recommend anything. I just went through the things that arachnaut listed and when none of that removed the flag I tried to reinstall Windows 8. As noted, that wasn't successful but the flag was gone. However, I now cannot open the Event Viewer. Not sure what other problems there might be but I'm guessing that my 7 year old hard drive is failing. Perhaps others can offer helpful advice. Thanks!

hey duds;

just check it out ......it will fix the problem 4 me...................

this problem occurs only in dual boot {not in single boot}
and it is due to incompatibility of ur antivirus software with windows 8
in my case i use--advanced system care ultimate v6 (iobit)
so when i tried to install this antivirus in my pc the action center show me "an error in disk"
so after uninstall this antivirus software and 1's chk ur disk for error ........
the action center message will be disappeared .......

so just try this 1 and plz tell me is it helpfull in ur case or not......???

by the way also tell me which antivirus product u use .........an iobit or any other???

Installed Lavasoft Ad-Aware a while ago and didn't get the connection with the drive error, did loads of scans none of them worked. Ad-Aware is now removed and so is the error, loads of thanks!
 
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#19
I just got the same error for the first time on Windows 8.1, and I noticed reading the previous comments, that dual booting might be one of the culprits.

I have Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 installed on 3 entirely separate drives (entirely, so only the respective drives were plugged in during install, so they would have their own boot records).

Is this separation interfering with Windows somehow? I really hope Windows doesn't mess up the boot records while trying to "fix" these "errors".
 

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#20
This is probably not related, but I see this when I boot from a USB flash drive that has a Linux Live CD ISO.

For example, I install the Linux Mint 17 Live CD to a flash drive and start from that device.

The Live CD runs and, unlike a real CD which is Read-Only, Linux seems to write something to this Flash Drive.

When you quit Linux, it doesn't seem to flush the I/O buffers or something, so you get a corruption of the Flash Drive.

Fortunately, there's no real damage and the repair finds no problems - but it is a nuisance.
 

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    Custom-build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.3 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.0
    Memory
    16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (4 banks 4GB DIMM DDR3 8-8-8-24 5-32-12-7 1T 1.5V)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
    Sound Card
    Firewire Focusrite Saffire Pro 14
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W2353V
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 of Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (2TB ea.);
    1 of Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 (2TB);
    1 of Hitachi Deskstar HDS722020ALA330 (2TB);
    2 of Seagate Desktop ST4000DM000-1F2168 (4TB)
    PSU
    Corsair AX850 Gold
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Cooling
    ThermalTake Silent 1156
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Internet Speed
    7Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    Event Studio Precision 6 powered audio monitors;
    Boston Acoustics CS Sub 10 Powered Subwoofer;
    NI Kore controller;
    NI Maschine controller;
    M-Audio Axiom 61 keyboard controller; expression pedal; sustain pedal;

    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency