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ok ok bare with me as Im not the best with CMD prompts. I go into advanced repair options and I open the cmd prompt it says

x:\windows\system32 I type the cmd and it says the fiel type is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run checkdisk on this volume because it is write protected. Do i have to do this cmd in diskpart inside the partition?

add a /x to the command

...actually...you don't need the /f in there if you use /x. I am not sure if it will throw an error if you use both or not though.

here...useful knowledge
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/11/14 at 2:40pm
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You have to point to the system drive, which isn't X, before running.
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You have to point to the system drive, which isn't X, before running.

If you could explain how to do this I would be very thankful!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif:D
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If you could explain how to do this I would be very thankful!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif:D

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee872425.aspx
Explains pointing to drives and what the /f and /r modifiers do.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415
Explains usage of diskpart.
Use this to find what letter your system drive is mounted to in the recovery console. It usually isn't C:/
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The full command would be chkdisk C: /r /x

replace the "C" with whatever drive letter you have as your system drive. It is most likely C unless you've purposely changed it.
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The full command would be chkdisk C: /r /x

replace the "C" with whatever drive letter you have as your system drive. It is most likely C unless you've purposely changed it.

Not when you boot to a recovery disc to run command prompt. It loads the recovery disc as C.
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The full command would be chkdisk C: /r /x

replace the "C" with whatever drive letter you have as your system drive. It is most likely C unless you've purposely changed it.

Not when you boot to a recovery disc to run command prompt. It loads the recovery disc as C.

He didn't have any disks, though.
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He didn't have any disks, though.

Download the ISO that matches your OS from Microsoft.
You can also do chkdsk from the recovery boot of the HDD, which he has been in once already.
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