Chkdsk Fails With Chkdsk Unspecified Error Windows 10

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I am using a Windows 10 machine. I wanted to partition my hard disk so I tried doing it and it failed. Then I tried chkdsk /f and it also failed with chkdsk unspecified error. What should I do now?

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Chkdsk Fails With Chkdsk Unspecified Error Windows 10

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All personal computers have a partitioned hard drive. Partitioning is encouraged because it keeps data segregated and safe. Making and protecting backups is also easy when the disk is partitioned. Your first troubleshooting step was spot on. Running chkdsk was the way to go.

If chkdsk is failing with an unspecified error, I don’t think there is a lot that you can do. Backup your data and then reformat the disk. See if it resets. If it does, chkdsk should complete without errors. Once it does that, try partitioning it once again. If nothing works, be sure to call tech support.

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Chkdsk Fails With Chkdsk Unspecified Error Windows 10

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If you run the command without quotes “chkdsk /f” in the command prompt, the check or the scan will default to the drive where the command prompt is currently at. For example, if your command prompt is currently at without quotes “C:\Users\[username]>,” running “chkdsk /f” will check drive C by default since there is no indicated drive letter in the command.

If running the command triggers off an error, try downloading PC Tools Performance Toolkit. Once installed, start PC Tools then go to “Recovery” tab and click “Repair Drives.” On the next screen, select the drive you want to check. From the options, select “Surface Scan” and check “Perform on reboot.” Click “Start” then “Continue.”

Exit PC Tools then restart the computer to begin the check. The checking will be quite long depending on the size of the drive and the extent of the problem. If bad sectors were found, try repeating the scan a second time. Bad sectors are normal for hard drives like IDE and SATA and usually appear as the drive gets old.

If bad sectors appear everywhere on the drive and the drive is quite old, it means you need to replace the drive with a new one. If you need to partition your drive, you can use EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition.

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