How to Fix Volume Bitmap Is Incorrect Chkdsk Error In Windows 10/8/7 - Windows Basics


Thursday, January 30, 2020

How to Fix Volume Bitmap Is Incorrect Chkdsk Error In Windows 10/8/7

Many users run Check Disk at the command prompt to perform an analysis of their computer system. It helps them to maintain all PC-related problems. If you get the error message ‘Volume bitmap is incorrect’ and other defective areas, you must correct them as soon as possible.
What is a Bitmap?
A bitmap is a single file within the NTFS file system that is generally responsible for tracking all unused applications and clusters on the NTFS volume. The error that the volume bitmap is incorrect can occur when you execute the chkdsk command. This chkdsk error may prevent you from continuing.
What Causes CHKDSK Error ‘Volume Bitmap is Incorrect’
There may be several reasons why the Check Disk utility encounters the ‘Volume bitmap is incorrect’ error under Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP. Some of the reasons are a disk failure, bad sectors, a corrupted bitmap attribute, a corrupted space in the $Bitmap file, a sudden power failure, and a virus infection.
One of the main reasons for this error is that when called Volume shadow copy (VSS), the bitmap values of the volumes may not accurately reflect the clusters used. As a result, data can be stored in a corrupted state.
How to Repair CHKDSK Error Volume Bitmap is Incorrect

You have multiple choices to run CHKDSK in Windows 10, including from Command Prompt, This PC and installation disc. Here we will show you how to run Chkdsk in Command Prompt. (Chkdsk is commonly used to fix a corrupted micro SD card, USB flash drive, )

1. Press the Windows Keyand type cmdRight-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
2. Enter the following command:
chkdsk e: /f /r /x
  • "C" means the drive letter of the partition you want to repair;
  • chkdsk /f is running to fix any found errors;
  • chkdsk /r is running to locate for bad sectors and recover any readable information;
  • chkdsk /x is running to force the volume you're about to check to be dismounted before the utility begins a scan.
3. At the prompt, type Y to start the hard disk scanner when your computer restarts.
4. Restart the computer.
5. In case of possible system file corruption, you are recommended to run the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files after running Chdksk.
sfc /scannow
After fixing the corruption problem, you can now retry to shrink the partition in Disk Management.

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