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 Information

To 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:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

To 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:
Note 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:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product


Article ID: 329394 - Last Review: January 11, 2015 - Revision: 1.8
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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