Author Topic: I need some help if possible.  (Read 7177 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TNJHubert

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
I need some help if possible.
« on: August 19, 2018, 08:11:46 PM »
So I'm running Windows 10 on a Toshiba satellite. I unplugged my laptop from power to clean and now it won't come on. I've included an attachment of the screen I'm getting. Any help is appreciated. I have already tried to go back to a system restore point without any luck, and tried a few commands. It says  "bad system config info"

Edit to add that it won't accept my attachment. It just says shut down or go to advanced options .

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19604
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 09:04:05 PM »
Since you can run commands, lets see if Check Disk will help:

-- From an Admin Command Prompt run the following command:  chkdsk /f /r  (Note the spaces)
-- Reply y when prompted if you want to run chkdsk when the computer restarts.

Note: The "f" is for fix and the "r" is to relocate any bad sectors found.


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline TNJHubert

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 09:10:09 PM »
Is there a way to get into an admin prompt? Or do I just punch in the command?

Offline TNJHubert

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 09:13:11 PM »
Since you can run commands, lets see if Check Disk will help:

-- From an Admin Command Prompt run the following command:  chkdsk /f /r  (Note the spaces)
-- Reply y when prompted if you want to run chkdsk when the computer restarts.

Note: The "f" is for fix and the "r" is to relocate any bad sectors found.

Okay so it's set on x:\Windows\system 32

The reply it gave me was "the type of the file system is ntfs. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected."

Offline Digerati

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1061
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 01:36:19 PM »
For future reference, you don't need the /f if you use /r.

Typing chkdsk /? lists the various options where you can note,   
Quote
/R                  Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
                      (implies /F, when /scan not specified).

While "implies" is an odd use of the word, in this case, it means /r includes or entails the functions of /f too.  It does not hurt to include /f when you type in the command, it is just ignored.

Quote
Okay so it's set on x:\Windows\system 32

The reply it gave me was "the type of the file system is ntfs. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected."
Did you run Cmd prompt as administrator? Instead of just clicking on Cmd prompt, right click on it, then select "Run as administrator". And remember to select "y" for yes to run at next boot. This is essential to make sure Check Disk can check the drive very early in the boot process, BEFORE the drive is mounted or any hooks get set in it. Note too that chkdsk can take many hours to complete (even a couple days on very large disks) and may appear to be locked up. Just let it run. It will eventually complete.

Bill (AFE7Ret)
Freedom is NOT Free!
2007 - 2018

Offline satrow

  • LzD Friends
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 213
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 03:18:53 PM »
For future reference, you don't need the /f if you use /r.

Typing chkdsk /? lists the various options where you can note,   
Quote
/R                  Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
                      (implies /F, when /scan not specified).

While "implies" is an odd use of the word, in this case, it means /r includes or entails the functions of /f too.  It does not hurt to include /f when you type in the command, it is just ignored.

Whilst the above might be true of currently supported Windows chkdsk versions, I don't think it applies to some of the older versions - thus some of us still use the boots'n'braces method.

Offline Digerati

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1061
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 05:17:07 PM »
Actually, it does apply - at least as far back as Vista for sure and I am about 99% certain it did with XP too. If you have any of those legacy operating systems, see for yourself. Call up a command prompt and enter: chkdsk /?. For /r, it will say /f is implied.

In other words, /r does the same thing as /f (fixes errors on the disk) plus more (locates bad sectors and recovers readable information). FTR, I know this has cause confusion for many years. There are even MSKB articles that say to use /r and /f. Then there are others that correctly say /f is redundant.

https://askleo.com/chkdsk_what_is_it_and_how_do_i_run_it/
Bill (AFE7Ret)
Freedom is NOT Free!
2007 - 2018

Offline DR M

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1646
  • Keep on keeping on.
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 05:41:11 PM »

The reply it gave me was "the type of the file system is ntfs. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected."

A thought (Let the Forum's admins/mods check it first):

What if you use the command with the letter X?

chkdsk /X

From here:  /X forces the volume to dismount first if necessary (implies /F, which implies /R). 
"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh..."

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19604
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
At Digerati -- seeing as you are my go-to hardware specialist, I'll just say that old habits (plus long-standing notes) are hard to let go.  :)


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline Digerati

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1061
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 06:06:02 PM »
Quote
At Digerati -- seeing as you are my go-to hardware specialist, I'll just say that old habits (plus long-standing notes) are hard to let go.
And that's fine, Corrine. As noted, it is just ignored any way and does no harm in entering both.
Quote
What if you use the command with the letter X?

chkdsk /X

From here:  /X forces the volume to dismount first if necessary (implies /F, which implies /R). 
No, that is not the same thing. Look at your reference again.

/r implies /f but not the other way around. That is, /f (nor /x) does NOT imply /r.

The /x switch works on non-boot drives that have been "mounted" without the need to reboot. But on the boot drive, is not needed because chkdsk runs during boot before mounting occurs.

Bill (AFE7Ret)
Freedom is NOT Free!
2007 - 2018

Offline DR M

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1646
  • Keep on keeping on.
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 06:08:42 PM »
Quote
No, that is not the same thing. Look at your reference again.

/r implies /f but not the other way around. That is, /f (nor /x) does NOT imply /r.

MY MISTAKE!!! (Mixed the letters here! r implies f, so again MY MISTAKE!!!)
"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh..."

Offline Digerati

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1061
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 07:47:38 PM »
No problem.
Bill (AFE7Ret)
Freedom is NOT Free!
2007 - 2018

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19604
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 08:51:57 PM »
Back to TNJHubert, with apologies that we took your thread semi-off topic.  Please see Digerati's reply to you:

For future reference, you don't need the /f if you use /r.

Typing chkdsk /? lists the various options where you can note,   
Quote
/R                  Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
                      (implies /F, when /scan not specified).

While "implies" is an odd use of the word, in this case, it means /r includes or entails the functions of /f too.  It does not hurt to include /f when you type in the command, it is just ignored.

Quote
Okay so it's set on x:\Windows\system 32

The reply it gave me was "the type of the file system is ntfs. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected."
Did you run Cmd prompt as administrator? Instead of just clicking on Cmd prompt, right click on it, then select "Run as administrator". And remember to select "y" for yes to run at next boot. This is essential to make sure Check Disk can check the drive very early in the boot process, BEFORE the drive is mounted or any hooks get set in it. Note too that chkdsk can take many hours to complete (even a couple days on very large disks) and may appear to be locked up. Just let it run. It will eventually complete.




Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline TNJHubert

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2018, 10:25:49 PM »
Okay so right clicking doesn't do anything but take me to find prompt, it doesn't say anything about running as an admin. When cmd promp comes up, at the top of the screen it says "not enough memory resources are available to process this command." That's before I even type anything in.

Offline TNJHubert

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Re: I need some help if possible.
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2018, 10:29:09 PM »
I can type in chkdsk, but it won't run f or r. It says there's no bad sectors but in stage 2 it says there's errors detected in the uppercase file.

"Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50."

Warning /f parameter not specified.