CHKDSK Cannot Continue in Read-Only Mode in Windows 7, 8, 10

CHKDSK Cannot Continue in Read-Only Mode in Windows 7, 8, 10

CHKDSK Cannot Continue in Read-Only Mode in Windows 7, 8, 10

Geeks - It sounds like you're having an issue with the CHKDSK utility in Windows. CHKDSK is a utility that checks your hard drive for errors and can fix any problems it finds. In order to run CHKDSK, the drive must be in read/write mode. However, if the drive is in read-only mode, CHKDSK will not be able to run and will display the error message "Cannot continue in read-only mode."


There are a few possible reasons why your hard drive might be in read-only mode. One possible reason is that the drive is damaged and can no longer be written to. Another possible reason is that the drive is infected with malware or a virus that has put the drive into read-only mode.


To fix this issue, you will need to boot into Safe Mode and try to run CHKDSK from there. To do this, follow these steps:


Restart your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly as soon as it starts to boot up. This will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu.


Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select "Safe Mode" from the menu and press Enter.


Once your computer has booted into Safe Mode, open a command prompt by clicking on Start and typing "cmd" into the search box.


In the command prompt, type "CHKDSK /F" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will run CHKDSK in read/write mode and attempt to fix any errors it finds on your hard drive.


If CHKDSK is able to fix the errors on your hard drive, you should be able to boot into Windows normally and access your files again. If CHKDSK is unable to fix the errors, you may need to use a different utility or try to repair the hard drive using a recovery disc.


It's also a good idea to scan your computer for malware and viruses to make sure that they are not the cause of the issue. You can use a reputable antivirus program to do this.




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