Encryption: CHKDSK on Vista / Windows 7 with UAC enabled

When UAC is enabled on Windows 7 or Vista you need to elevate the command prompt to succesfully run the CHKDSK command.

  • Click > Start > All Programs > Accessories
  • Right Click on “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as Administrator”
  • Say Yes when prompted by User Account Control
  • From the command prompt enter the normal CHKDSK C: /R command

Last Reviewed: 23/12/2014

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