An error occurred during directory enumeration

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

In the Windows Recovery Console, when running the dir command, you may see the error An error occurred during directory enumeration. This error indicates that the computer is unable to read from the hard drive and could be an indication of a serious hard drive corruption or failure.

Try correcting this issue by running the below chkdsk command to find and repair any errors.

chkdsk /r

If this completes and you are in the Recovery Console remove the disc from the computer and try booting the computer normally. If Windows boots, we highly recommend backing up your data and run ScanDisk on the drive.

If after running this command you get The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems error, review our troubleshooting steps for this error.

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