Chkdsk error when booting

What do I do for a chkdsk error when booting?
It tells me that it need to be checked for errors. But then it tells me that chkdsk can not be completed due to a change made by a recent installed program. Please run system restore.  Error 766f6c756d655e63 3ft
When I try to run system restore that fails.
Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAsked:
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go to command line and run chkdsk /f e: (if drive is e)...if unavailable it will schedule for at start up.
are you having issues booting up?  you can grab a windows cd and throw in there and try the repair.
Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks BUT chkdsk fails!  " chkdsk can not be completed due to a change made by a recent installed program. Please run system restore.  Error at 766f6c756d655e63 3ft"
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Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
I've tried repair and get message can not repair your repair disk in incompatible with your current OS
then I would suggest you either try chkdsk from safemode and see what happens or grab a windows disc and run repair if its a disk problem...if its a virus you can try to reach partition to run repair from that - you have to look up the model to find function keys that get you to safe mode.
you have have the incorrect windows disc if you are getting that message.
make sure you have correct version of windows(win 7 for win 7), correct architecture (32 or 64) and correct license (home professional, etc.)  Did you get the blue screen of death (bsod) and that caused a crash for you?
Run the disk's diagnostic utility on it and if it fails, replace the disk. You'll find it on the UBCD:

Also test your RAM using memtest86+ (that is also included on that CD).

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See if you can get a hold of the manufacturers hard drive scanning software (search for their support website) download and scan the drive. Maybe you can salvage the chkdsk that tried to run.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Your hard drive has probably failed. Put the drive into another machine as a secondary drive and copy off what you can.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
aside from the windows repair option (once you find the correct media), try uninstalling anti-virus software and see if it runs
seems more of a software issue than hardware; doubt the drive is failing
in such a case, i run first the disk diagnostic - to be sure it operates ok
only then i run a chkdsk on it (it makes often things worse, if you run it on a bad drive)
for diagnostics, i use the disk diagnostics that can be found on the UBCD :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD

go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP :

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)                        ultimate boot cd             download page

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems :
Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
I am sorry, I've been not been able to work on this as I have been out sick. I am planning on reviewing answers over the week end. Thank for your patience and understanding
>>   But then it tells me that chkdsk can not be completed due to a change made by a recent installed program.   <<  can you post a picture of that message, or the EXACT message?

any idea what program it could be?
Paul CorathersOffice Manager/OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks  I had used UBCD before. Had an older  disk  Which I had tried but it did not fix it.  created new disk. Used the utilities to scan disk and fixed errors.  But then had to do a clean windows reinstall.  Split the points as you both gave the same answer but Rindi was first, so gave him a few more points.
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