Q

How do I boot to a system that can execute chkdsk on NTFS?

I have an "0x000000000024 STOP" error message that indicates an improper dismount of the NTFS file system. Microsoft suggests using chkdsk /F to fix it. However, how does one boot to a system that can execute the chkdsk on the NTFS file system? The mere presence of this bad NTFS partition causes Win2k to bluescreen. It's the same in WinXP. There is a catch-22 situation here.
Try Windows Preinstallation Environment. If you're an enterprise customer, then you can ask your account manager for this remarkably useful Windows-based operating system. You can boot the computer from a Windows PE CD, and then use disk utilities such as Chkdsk on the computer's volumes.
This was last published in June 2003

Dig Deeper on Windows Operating System Management

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close