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How To Fix ‘Volume Bitmap Is Incorrect’ CHKDSK Error

Several users complain about the error message that shows ‘The Volume Bitmap Is Incorrect’ in performing the CHKDSK scan. A bitmap is a unique file within the NTFS file system which is usually responsible for keeping track of every uses and unused cluster on the NTFS volume. So if you are amongst the users who are facing the same issue, then you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best step-by-step methods by which you can resolve the issue in no time.


Running the CHKDSK without ‘/scan.’

  • Click Windows and R button.
  • The Run prompt menu gets open on the desktop.
  • Enter “cmd” in the text box.
  • Click Control+Shift+Enter keys.
  • The Command Prompt gets open on the desktop.
  • The User Account Control launches on the screen.
  • Press Yes to allow the administrative privileges.
  • In the Command Prompt, enter the command which is given below:

chkdsk *X:* /f

  • Click Enter.
  • Let the procedure finish.

Go through the CHKDSK interrupt

  • For this procedure, exit from the Command Prompt menu.
  • Restart the system before finishing the procedure.
  • After the procedure gets finished, restart the PC.
  • Let the sequence finish.
  • Once the system gets booted, run any other CHKDSK procedure with the ‘scan’ symbol.
  • Check if the error is still showing by entering the below-mentioned command:

chkdsk /scan·

If you are facing the “The Volume Bitmap is incorrect” error still on your computer, then choose the other method below.

             Running the scan in safe mode

  • Switching off the system by clicking on the power key.
    • Tap on the F8 key.
    • Launch the Advanced Boot Options tab.
    • In the Advanced Boot Options tab,  go through the arrow keys or click the F4 key to choose Safe Mode.
    • Let the booting sequence finish.
    • After loading the Windows fully, click Windows and R button.
    • The Run prompt box gets launched.
    • Enter “cmd” in the text box.
    • Click Control+Shift+ Enter keys.
    • The Command Prompt menu gets open on the desktop.
    • In the Command Prompt menu, the scanning procedure can cause the “The Volume Bitmap is incorrect” error.
    • If you have done the scanning procedure without facing any issue, restart the PC.

             By Uninstalling the HDD partitioning application

  • Click Windows and R keys.
    • The Run pop-up box gets opened.
    • Enter “appwiz.cpl” in the text box.
    • Click Enter.
    • The Programs and Files get launched on the desktop.
    • Go down to the apps menu list.
    • Find partitioning software.
    • This procedure will remove that software.
    • Right-click on the partitioning software.
    • Select Uninstall.
    • Read on-screen instructions.
    • Restart the PC.
    • Let the startup sequence gets complete.
    • Do this scanning procedure again, which is causing this error.
    • Check if this error is fixed.

              By Running DISM and SFC scans

  • Click Windows and R button.
    • The Run pop-up menu gets opened on the screen.
    • Enter “cmd” in the search bar.
    • Click Control+Shift+Enter keys.
    • The Command Prompt menu gets open the screen.
    • You will get the User account Prompt menu on the screen.
    • Press Yes.
    • In the Command Prompt, enter the command given below:

Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth

Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

  • Click Enter.
    • After finishing this process, restart the PC.

Lily Johnsol is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Emma has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as




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