chkdsk aborted Insufficient disk space to fix volume bitmap - Windows RRS feed

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  • Windows chkdsk aborted  error

    OS : Windows 2012 R2 Std

    Hard ware : HP

    Drive : e:

    When i run chkdsk /f  it ends with aborted error  "  Insufficient disk space to fix volume bitmap.  CHKDSK aborted.

    Appreciate  if any  help for suggested solution 

    Error details :

    E:\>chkdsk /f

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process.  Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.
    Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
    Volume dismounted.  All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
    Volume label is DATA.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...

    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.

    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
    master file table (MFT) bitmap.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
    Insufficient disk space to fix volume bitmap.  CHKDSK aborted.

    --- Thanks -

    G. Muthu Kumar

    Friday, October 12, 2018 6:20 PM

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  • Hi, does the error happen while in safe mode ?

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    Friday, October 12, 2018 6:54 PM
  • I'd back it up ASAP and then analyze the disk or disks using the disk manufacturer support tools.



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    Friday, October 12, 2018 7:46 PM
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    Monday, October 15, 2018 12:43 PM
  • Perform the following steps:

    1) Run the HP UEFI diagnostics Windows (right upper area of the link) > report the drive test results into the thread

    2) Run HD Tune: (free edition):

    Post images in the thread for results on these tabs:

    a) Health (SMART)

    b) Benchmark

    c) Full error scan

    If there are hardware problems > backup files and / or create a backup image > replace the drive

    If there are no hardware problems > attempt to run chkdsk in Windows RE > if this fails then backup files > clean install > install drivers, applications and restore files

    1) Find a flash drive that you can format ( > or = 8 GB)

    2) Create a bootable windows 10 iso

    3) Insert the iso into any USB port

    4) Power on the computer and click the applicable F key or temporarily modify the bios boot order to boot to the external USB HD

    5) It may take 5 - 10 minutes for the iso to load

    6) Select language, time, currency, and keyboard, or click next

    7) In the left lower corner click repair your computer (do not click install)

    8) Click troubleshoot

    9) Click command prompt > this should open a black box with title bar:  Administrator: X:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe and prompt X:\Sources>

    10) Type:  bcdedit | find "osdevice"

    11) Type:  chkdsk /r B:  (change the drive letter B: to the partition drive letter seen in step # 10)

    This step will typically display ETA

    This is your best option to see if the chkdsk is able to complete.




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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:28 AM