chkdsk on windows 8.1 how to

Posted on 2014-08-21
Last Modified: 2014-08-28
bought windows 8.0.  stupidly did a checkdsk.  it got to 11% and stayed there for 2 hours.  researched the internet and found that other people got stuck on 11% for 48 hours before cancelling.  I cancelled by holding down the start button.  On reboot, everything was fine.  read that windows 8 has a 'self healing disk'

Upgraded to windows 8.1 (is this issue fixed?)

Please, I only want to hear from people that have done a chkdsk on windows 8.1, not people that have just read about it.

Also, if you don't mind, can you please tell me the arguments to use (I would like to do every sort of "fix" including -verbose(or whatever the actual argument is))

Thank you so much in advance
Question by:kblau
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    sorry, but want to let expert exchange know that I would like to keep this question open for a long time, since I usually do not get replies on my questions, and this question is bound to come up sooner or later, but it may take months to get a reply --Thank you
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    This is probably the best explanation on using the chkdsk tool with windows 8.
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    by:Vlastimil Sopuch

    Hope the below answers both of your questions - see attachments

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    Actually the only two arguments you need are: /f and /r
    The first will take care of file system and the second one will take care of HDD health (bad sector check).
    With /r it will take long and with /f must run faster.
    But before you provide any key simply run the check with CHKDSK c: and no other value. This makes read only test. And can be interrupted at any time. Plus it will let you know if you need to use chkdsk c:/f due to errors found.
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    by:Vlastimil Sopuch
    Thanks, now we all know why you do not get replies on your questions..
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    Patients and chkdsk will work

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