Remotely scan disk

Scripts allow to remotely start or schedule Scan Disk. It uses the built-in scan disk function, along with its all functionality – Fixerrors, VigorousIndexCheck, RecoverBadSectors, etc… Code check active directory to get computer object also you can specify computer manually

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  • Not working on new systems?
    2 Posts | Last post Thu 11:10 PM
    • When trying to run it in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012 R2 it shows the following error: 
      At C:\Start-Chkdsk.ps1:169 char:27
      +                             $wql = "DeviceID='($_:)'"
      +                                                ~~~
      Variable reference is not valid. ':' was not followed by a valid variable name character. Consider using ${} to delimit the name.
          + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidVariableReferenceWithDrive
      What would need to be changed? When removing that line it won't show an error but no indication that chkdsk really ran either.
    • Hello Sir.  To answer your question and to resolve your issue, open the script, go to line 169, which reads as follows:
      $wql = "DeviceID='$_:'"
      And change it to this:
      $wql = "DeviceID='$_':"
      All you have to do is move the colon outside the single quotation mark and it works like a charm.  Don't forget to dot source it into your current powershell session:
      . "Path\to\script\Start-Chkdsk.ps1"
  • No output from script
    3 Posts | Last post October 16, 2012
    • When I run this script I get no output regardless of arguments.  It immediately returns me to powershell prompt.  I've run on desktop and server.  Ideas?
      I even put a write-verbose line before and after the Begin{} but i get no output.
    • Got it working.  Had to run...
      . .\Start-chkdsk.ps1
      Then I could use...
      Using ".\Start-Chkdsk.ps1" alone does nothing.
    • Hi,
      Ps1 file contain only definition of function. 
      First you must load it – with dot operator before. And next you must call this function to start scan.