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Long Delays Occur When You Run Chkdsk.exe
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When you run the Chkdsk.exe utility to troubleshoot and fix hard disk problems, you may experience long delays while this utility verifies the hard disk partition.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Hotfix InformationTo resolve this issue, install the version of Chkdsk.exe that is included with Microsoft Windows XP. This version of Chkdsk.exe increases performance and works with the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 05-Aug-2002 20:31 5.0.2195.5996 559,888 Autochk.exe 29-May-2001 12:16 5.0.2195.3649 13,072 Chkdsk.exe 25-Sep-2002 17:14 5.0.2195.4066 17,680 Fmifs.dll 25-Sep-2002 17:14 5.0.2195.3649 66,832 Ifsutil.dll 25-Sep-2002 17:14 5.0.2195.3649 83,216 Ufat.dll 25-Sep-2002 17:14 5.0.2195.3649 260,880 Ulib.dll 25-Sep-2002 17:14 5.0.2195.5996 304,400 Untfs.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
Chkdsk.exe is the command-line interface for a program that verifies the logical integrity of a file system in Windows. When Chkdsk.exe encounters logical inconsistencies, it performs actions to repair file system data if it is not in read-only mode.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/EN-US/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
Article ID: 329394 - Last Review: February 21, 2007 - Revision: 1.8