If you own any external storage media, there are times you may need to run disk checks on it. This is done through the built-in tool of Windows called CHKDSK or Check Disk Utility. It makes use of a command-line process to perform scans on disks and partitions. However, you may unexpectedly come across errors while doing this check. In this article, you’ll find 3 sure fixes to errors regarding your device’s disk checks.
One of the most commonly encountered errors in CHKDSK is performing scans on read-only device. This prevents users from applying any changes within the storage media. It could also be in an error telling you that the drive is write-protected. This means that the only thing you could do with your device is read and copy the files within it. It doesn’t allow users to add any data or delete any files.
There are many possible causes for this error occurring in your device. It could be that the storage device is currently being in use (a file within the device is open or copying to another location). It could also be due to the partition being set to read-only mode. Also, it could als occur if Check Disk Utility is launched in system drive.
Continue on reading to find out how you can fix ‘CHKDSK Cannot Continue in Read Only Mode in Windows’.
Often times CHKDSK doesn’t run because the drive or partition of concern is being used at the current moment.CheckDiskUtility will ask you if you want to schedule the disk check the next time you start up your computer. This can be done by following these steps:
NOTE: c in the command stands for the drive name or letter of your chosen disk.
Replace this with the drive letter you’re trying to scan.
In the previous solution, we tried to schedule CHKDSCK upon reboot. In this method, we wil try to fix it by running it in Recovery Mode. You can perform this task by simply following the instructions below:
Chkdsk d: /f
Chkdsk d: /f
Chkdsk d: /r
NOTE: In this case, the drive we’re trying to fix is d. You may change this according to the drive letter you want to run a disk check on.
If the solution previously suggested doesn’t fix the problem, it may be due to your disk set to read-only. You can remedy this using a third-party software like EaseUs Partition Master. It will enable you to change the settings of your drive. Download and install EaseUs and proceed to the instructions below to perform the task:
External storage devices such as USB flash drives are bascially of little use if they’re set to read-only. After all, most users use this to carry and transport their files from computers to computers. It comes in very handy if you have any working internet connection. Disk checks can’t also performed in your drive if it’s set to read-only mode. The fixes above will hopefully resolve your issues with CHKDSK not running in your read-only drive.