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Win XP laptop stuck after CHKDSK

Q: Win XP laptop stuck after CHKDSK

I got someone's old laptop with Win XP on it.  It has a lot of problems which I was going to ask for help in another thread, but now I have a new problem.
I ran a CHKDSK while in Windows, and it told me it couldn't complete in read only mode.  I set it to run the next time Windows starts.  Now it's in an endless cycle of scanning.  It will scan (which takes hours), reboot and scan again.  If I hit a button to skip the scan, it hangs and won't start Windows.  If I try to boot to Safe Mode, it hangs as well.
The last thing to load before it hangs while booting to Safe Mode is:
I'm lost, I don't know what to do at this point.  Any suggestions?

Preferred Solution: Win XP laptop stuck after CHKDSK

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Win XP laptop stuck after CHKDSK

I'd suggest posting over in the XP forums as I haven't worked with that in many years.
Here's a link to it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/56/windows-xp-home-and-professional/

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Got a Presario 2101US. Took three times to install Windows on it after a clean format. Each time it gave me a BSOD with some sort of Kernel error and win32k.sys. On the third time it happened to work and finished. I got into windows and scheduled a chkdsk upon restart. Now its stuck at 55% on "verifying free space." It hasn't found any problems so far though. Could this be a bad HD? I have a new one on the way already. I have also already swapped the ram out but still got that BSOD when installing.

Oh BTW, there is hard drive activity but its not advancing.

A:CHKDSK stuck on verifying free space on laptop

Try and run this program SpinRight


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I'm trying to fix my boss's computer at work. It's a Dell laptop running XP Pro. This all started because some of his files have disappeared and the error message we're getting is that they're not accessible or corrupt. So I tried to run chkdsk only it won't run when I reboot, nothing happens at all.

I'd like to know either how to get it to run, or to get it to release whatever lock it's put on the volume. There's a windows security update currently also trying to install and it won't, I suspect that has something to do with the pending chkdsk that won't run.

Help please. I'm ready to go get the hammer.

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when i start my computer, chkdsk begins
it states volume c is dirty and begins chkdsk
i need help with chkdsk getting stuck at 54% stage 1
it just stays there and i can do nothing
how do i get around it to start my operating system

i have windows xp

A:chkdsk stuck

Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type
fsutil dirty query C: It should say if the drive is dirty or not.
Now in the command prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. Check Disk should be able to complete now at next bootup.

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Hello! I've been having some problems with my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop running Vista Ultimate 64 bit, but the fixes I tried had it working for the past week or so. Since it had been restarting during the night and not rebooting correctly, I had changed the settings for Windows Updates to download updates but let me decide to install them to avoid the restart completely. After IE kept "not responding" several times, I scheduled a chkdsk to run on the next reboot.

This morning I found that the computer had evidently restarted during the night. The chkdsk had run, but was stuck at "stage 4 of 5" with 12% completed. It has remained at that same point since then, which was 5 hours ago.

I have left it alone and not tried to restart it because I didn't know if I should or not.

My original hard drive was replaced in November of 2009 with a "ST925041 0AS SCSI Disk Device."

Here is a link to my previous post with problem descriptions: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/988454-laptop-status-oxc0000e9.html

Thanks to anyone who can offer and advice!

A:CHKDSK stuck at 12%

Closing duplicate, please do not start another thread for the exact same problme:



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I'm running chkdsk /r /f and it has been on stage 4 verifying files on file 22543 for over 3 hours now, has chkdsk crashed or is it possible for it to take this long on a single file?

Running toshiba satellite l750D-14R, no difference in hardware to how it comes straight from the box, OS is windows 7 64 bit.

A:Chkdsk stuck?

Dont worry that thing will run hold day trust me i have experience with it, it all depends on how large your hard drive is and if you checked both options. My pc has a 1tb hard drive and chdsk takes hold day so your best best is to do something else and go to sleep because it wont finish for now.

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I'm running Windows 7, and using the command prompt;
I see this has been posted about quite alot, however nothing quite the same as what I've been going through have been talked about. I have a EHDD in which I keep all my non-important stuff (Games, Pictures, Music) however the drive has since become unreadable, such as the HDD will work for about 5 minutes, but then I will suddenly recieve a "I/O Error". I continued to run a diag tool for the HDD, which just crashed or reported no errors. So I tried chkdsk, with the parameter /f, this would run through normally up until stage 2, 68% and about 461200-461350 (the number varies around that amount) but always stops there, it runs to 66% in under 10 seconds, but slows down and starts to process only 50 entries at a time. I've left it for nearly 2 hours now, and because it is only an EHDD I posted a new thread, since nearly all were posts about non-windows 7 and on the C:
I will leave my computer on all night and record the exact number to see if there are any changes in the morning, however would be great to see a solution, or atleast a reply on the forums.
(The EHDD is a Seagate Freeagent Desktop)

Exact Sceen:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Wezz>chkdsk l: /f
The type of the file system is RAW. //I unplugged it here because it was getting stuck at the very start (Described below)
CHKDSK is not available for RAW driv... Read more

A:chkdsk L: /f - Stuck

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For a few days now I've been trying to run chkdsk on one of my externals because there are a lot of bad sectors and corrupt files and I need to defrag it but I can't until I run a chkdsk.

Every time I run it, it gets stuck at 59% on stage 4. Anyone know how I can deal with that so chkdsk will finish?
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Bill>chkdsk d: /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume label is Tertiary.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
193984 file records processed.
File verification completed.
32 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
44 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
235872 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
193984 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
20945 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
1059112 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal... Read more

A:Chkdsk Stuck

You certainly should NOT defrag that drive. You should save all the files you can and replace it.

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I started running chkdsk /R about an hour and a half ago.

It still says "Scanning and repairing drive (C: 11% complete."

Why does it still say 11%?

A:Why is chkdsk stuck at 11%

Simply searching for
"Why is chkdsk stuck" yields (e.g.)
Microsoft Community

I would suggest you read these, then decide how to proceed. Note 11% is a figure that has been observed.
Also consider with which parameters you are running chkdsk, and the comments about patience and time.

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My daughters been having some issue with her laptop (booting up to a blue screen). When I tried the laptop booted OK but I ran chkdsk c: /f /r

It said it was unable to do the check now and would do it on restart (as expected), so I rebooted and the chkdsk started and has stalled at 11% which it has been for an hour or so (disk is 1tb), the laptop has no hd indicator light so I can't tell if there is any hard disk activity happening.

What can I do stop the chkdsk or how long do I leave it running?

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My computer can't get past the chkdsk screen.
It says:
checking file system on c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The volume is clean.
Windows has finished checking the disk.
And it freezes there, tries to reboot, makes noise and fails, remaining on that screen.

I can no longer get into safe mode.
How this started:
Yesterday I got the "We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software chnge may have caused this..."
What I did:
Got into safe mode, scanned for Viruses w/ McAfee ~ none found.
Removed the program that I installed the day before.
Went to safe mode w/ command prompt, typed in chkdsk/r and it's stuck there.
Just now I finally found the Windows XP disc that came w/ the computer (dell dimension 4600) went to the boot menu, said from CD and went right back to the chkdsk screen.

A:Stuck on the chkdsk screen

Hi labrash -What was the 'program' you installed that may have caused your problem (if you don't mind me asking) -I always use this CHK DSK command - Copy and paste this into Start > Run box - Click OK - It seems to work a bit better than the installed version -CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30Did you check in Control Panel to see if you did remove the item that may be causing your problem - Or just remove it with its own uninstaller -You said you removed the item so you must have had some access to Programs to do this - Thank You -

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Recently, my laptop (samsung np-rf510 s01) was giving STOP code 0x7a errors 4 days in a row. It all happened when i got mad when playing TF2 so i hit it hard with a fist, directly where the HDD is located. It froze up and all that i could do is force shutdown. From that point when it went on Starting windows, the shiny logo didnt appear. I tried safe mode, but to no avail. I remember it did stop at hal.dll then BSOD with STOP code 0x7a. Afterwards i tried Samsung recovery, i picked system file recovery and it was done in a few minutes. Now it said hal.dll is corrupt or missing. All i was left with is either nuke the hdd or full recovery. I chose full recovery and it got stuck near the end. I tried restore to last known good config, but it just got the same BSOD. I went on w7f and downloaded a w7u copy, since i wanted to try. I booted it to a USB and guess what, my windows works again! One annoying thing is that it takes so long to boot up. I recently got the same BSOD when installing vredist and managed to run chkdsk. It went all fine until it hit stage 4. No percentage number showed up.. i need help with this, i tried force shutdown but it goes back to the same. The hdd light is blinking after each few seconds and the drive is spinning. Help would be appreciated! P.S: sorry for my bad english.

A:Chkdsk stuck at stage 4 of 5

All i was left with is either nuke the hdd or full recovery
The description you provided clearly shows indications of a failing HDD. The STOP 0x7A BSOD , sticking CHKDSK , blinking HDD LED and what not ( Hard drives are vulnerable to shock due to their mechanical nature).
I would recommend replacing the drive as soon as possible.

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Hey...I'm looking for some helpwith my laptop.
I have an HP pavilion G6 1371-ea. A few days ago it started running really slow. My first thought was a virus so I tried to scan with Avg. That scan froze at 22%. I managed to do a scan with malwarebytes bu that didn't find anything. I tried an avg scan in safe mode but it wouldn't start and a boot scan with avast froze as well.

After doing some research I realized it could be a problem with the hard drive so I started chkdsk just over 24 hours ago. It's now on stage 4 or 5....not sure which as I had to leave it running when I went to work. It has been stuck on 10% for the last 13 hours with 42518 out of 289776 files processed. On the bit I can see 10 files have had bad clusters replaced. I know this can take a long time to complete but 13 hours on the same file seems excessive to me. The hdd light is on . The laptop has a6gb memory and 750 gb hard drive. Do I need to just leave it our should I force restart?

Any help and advice will be appreciated!

A:Stuck on chkdsk for 24 hours now

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My windows XP decided it does not want to load. It goes to the blue screen and tells me the volume is dirty and automatically runs chkdsk. On section 2 of 3 (verifying indexes) is freezes and will not complete. I have since tried:

-Booting in safe mode, no luck
-booting to last good configuration, no luck
-repair install of xp, gets stuck at 25%, will not complete
-recovery console, don't know much about it and didn't want to make it worse

That is about the extent of my computing skills. I just want the thing to start up one more time so I can get my files backed up and then I can do a system restore or something. Right now I have exhausted my efforts and need lots of help.

A:XP will not boot, stuck on CHKDSK

Try getting into Recovery Console and trying fixboot and fixmbr

it will give you help on how to do it in the console.

If this doesn't work, it sounds like you need a full reinstall. Deleting the partitions from the install disk and reformatting.

If you have info you absolutely need on your HD, you can try and get another one somewhere, and install windows on it, with your other drive plugged in also. That way you _should_ be able to still view the drive with the broken windows, and backup what is needed.

There may be an easier way, but that's all I can think of. (You may be able to take the HD somewhere and have someone back it up?)

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I have a very sick computer. After doing NUMEROUS re-installations of windows, I am almost out of ideas as to why I keep crashing...

Ntfs. sys errors... ntofskrnl.exe errors... each single one preventing me from starting up windows. Windows will run for about a day, then get some critical error on startup.

Now, when booting from a windows CD, and using the recovery console, I tried

format C: /fs:ntfs

And it got stuck at 4%. Activity light on... hitting indefinately.
THen I tried chkdsk /r ... stuck at 59%

So I have no idea how to go about getting my computer operational again (a Toshiba A10 Notebook)

I don't know what else to try!

A:CHKDSK and FORMAT get stuck.

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Ok so my computer was not booting up so last night I went to the built in startup repair in Windows 7 and through the command prompt did a "chkdsk c: /f /b" which I saw online. It took about 15 hrs to get where it is at now which it finished the stage 5 and now says "Free space verification is complete." I thought that meant it finished but im assuming not because it won't let me type in the CMD box. Its been at this point for about 2 hours now and im wondering if I should try to shut down and boot up my computer or wait out until it does more. Also during stage 4 it said a couple times that windows repaired bad clusters.

A:Not sure if CHKDSK stuck or should wait it out.

Sounds like your hard drive is in trouble. I'd shut it down then run the hard drive manufacturers diagnostic to see if it finds any problems.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

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I have beem getting a KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR and the Microsoft support page recommended performing a CHKDSK /f /r scheduled at restart. I have Win XP (unsure if SP2 or 3) and an 80GB HD. I started it at noon yesterday (5/8/10) and it got through stages 1-3 and up to 83% of stage 4 (verifying file data) and has been stuck there ever since (27+ hours and counting). I'm wondering if this is normal - is it verifying a particularly large file, or spending all this time fixing a problem? Thanks!

A:chkdsk /f /r seems stuck @ stage 4 83%

does chkdsk return properly?

try either /f or /r
they are effectivly the same but could be a conflict if used together

Essentially one is fix and the other repair.
The same really

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The problem is on PC which runs Windows 8.1. with second drive, total 2Tb. Sorry, I can't run the info utility - this has to be on laptop, PC being unavailable.

Stupidly I scheduled chkdsk at next boot (file problem advised = intermittent connection leaving half finished updates, now solved?had I only known?)

The time allowed to cancel is ONE second. Needless to say, it proves inadequate every time and I am back in the loop, stuck @ 10% ?the problem everyone seems to have with it that doesn?t seem to have a solution other than losing all my apps etc in a reset, which would be a very last resort. Can this be solved from cmd?

Constantly hitting ESC from switch-on allows me access to options that include Command Prompt. I tried chkntfs /x c: which had no result, also chkntfs /t:30 which did not modify that single second into a useable time.

I wondered if chkntfs /x c: may have cancelled the C drive check but not the second internal drive which to the best of my memory is I. The result of chkntfs /x i: was ?cannot query state of drive i:?

I realise this sounds ridiculous, but since d, e, f, g and h seem to be allocated to something or other, do I have to try the /x on them too?? What else can I try?

Help desperately needed and very much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Stuck on chkdsk 10% at start up

Chkdsk typically displays 10% and shows no apparent progress until it completes. Depending on drive size, it can take many hours. Scan disk use to take much shorter time. Let it run. I experienced the same lack of patience with it. It did ultimately complete. Space
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Hey all,
Im in a bit of strife at the moment, i restarted my computer and was meet with chkdsk, it worked through all looking fine until stage 4 where it became stuck, i waited for around an hour to just see if it was just going slowly, however im an hour and a half in and nothing has changed. Im currently using windows XP, any help would be appreciated.
Cheers Ed.

A:Chkdsk Stuck on Stage 4

Welcome to TSG forums.
The chkdsk can take a long time to run if there are problems on the drive.

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hi all
well picked up a virus ,killed my task manager internet and added a bunch of porn shortcuts,had Malwarebytes,installed so I ran a scan,had to reboot and when I did the chkdsc screen came on and xp is on a loop, chkdsk goes to 20% on step 2 (which is verifing indexes ) and as soon as it gets to 20% it will reboot and if I go to safe mode it does the same thing,one more thing can not get f8 to start safe mode f5 is the only way to get in safe mode, I did a console recorvery and that did not help ,tryed a windows repair,but when it reboots after loading all the files,I get the chkdsk screen,so the repair can't resume,so I'm stuck can't get xp windows to open normaly or on safe mode anybody got any ideas other than a clean reinstall.Thanks Raner

A:xp is stuck on chkdsk part 2 goes to 20% and reboots

I'd check the hard drive...and try the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console...if I was fairly sure that it wasn't a malware issue.

If I felt that it was a malware issue...I'd post in the Am I Infected forum.

I will move this to the Am I Infected forum.


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Hi All , My time to post a problem -

My XP SP3 will not start any more past the splash screen.
Today I did my usual 3 monthly cleanup inside the box , blow out , check RAM was fully seated , replugged all wires etc back in and rechecked them.

Now it would not boot except for Safe Mode , so I ran a normal DiskCheck and it rebooted. Check finished OK but it will not start in any mode now.
I have done last known good , but the blue lines start to cross the Start screen and the computer decides on 2 options (by itself) -
It will go back to a Diskcheck or it will go Beep and die. I get the normal Beep as it starts but no other response.
As I can only use Safe mode, I still scanned with MBAM and SAS , Avira is the A/virus, and Comodo is the Firewall.
Any help or at least any ideas would be great please -

Thank You -

A:Will not start normally and stuck in chkdsk loop

1) NEVER touch the ram unless there is an absolute need to do so. Reseat it? WHY????2) Boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r3) If still no joy, do a repair install:Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/

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Okay I will give you a short background of the events leading up to my current state. Yesterday my awesome computer with no problems all the sudden froze, I had to hard reboot it; When It started back up I was logged into a temporary account after looking online and following steps to try and get back onto my account failed It was stated to run a full disk check on my C: Drive so I started the CHKDSK and it ran for about 15 minutes, the screen was updating until it reached stage 4 at file 44548 once it hit this guy my computer has not budged and that was aproximately 18hrs ago...Not sure what to do now, advice?

A:Froze, ran CHKDSK now stuck at stage 4

Hi Kokines and welcome to Seven Forums.

Maybe you should try a repair Install?

Repair Install

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New computer with obviously problematic hard drive as delivered new.   VERY slow hard drive so I ran chkdsk/r and it has been stuck at 11% for past three hours.  Can I turn it off?  Should I?  Or what?

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Greetings, everyone.
I'm running a Chkdsk/r on my WIndows 7 laptop.
The HDD in it has size of about 500 gigabytes, and 400 gigabytes have been used.
There's no symptoms of failing recently, but I've got a feeling that it must be checked.
So I ran Chkdsk/r about more than 24 hours ago.
When it reached stage 4 of 5 at about 36 percent (316831 of 586736 files processed),
it seem to be stuck. and It has been the same state for about 30 hours now. But the harddisk is seem to be still active as I can still hear it running. And no, there're no weird voices that came from the harddisk.
Is it normal judging by the size of my HDD and the size of its usage ?
Should I stop it or let it continue ?

P.S. : the chkdsk is running on boot

Thanks in advance.

A:Chkdsk/r has been stuck for more than 24 hours at stage 4

No, not normal. You may need to stop it. Be aware that this may result in some odd behaviors of the file system.
If there are some very large files (10+ GB) it can take quite a while to process each one, but still 30 hours is excessive in any case on a 500GB drive.

If things get weird afterward you could try and run it again. It could be a one-off issue.

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Hi. I'm a newbie with a hard problem: I had my Dell Vostro 410 set up with Win XP Pro SP3. I decided to try Linux. I was preparing to partition the HD by running defrag and chkdsk. I may have started Partition Magic 7.0 at some point, but not sure about this. At one point my PC hung and had to be powered down. When I booted up I got the Windows splash screen and then an Error message on the blue (DOS?) screen posted by chkdsk. Error 100 (bad partition block). At this point the computer freezes. I ran the bootable CD I had prepared with Ubuntu 10.xx. It ran OK. The CD boot program offered to install Ubuntu. I accepted the offer! The installation let me partition the hard drive (apparently, I hadn't completed the Partition Magic process) and installed Ubuntu in its partition. It runs fine. I installed Chrome, activated the email, and loaded Openoffice, without problem. If I reboot, grub presents itself and gives me the choice of 2 versions of Linux, 2 memory check programs and Win XP Pro. If I choose Win XP Pro, I get Mr. Gates' appropriate splash screen, and a bit later, the blue screen from chkdsk. It starts out by offering to skip this part of chkdsk if I only press any key, however it doesn't respond if I do and continues spinning its wheels, giving the above mentioned error message and freezing. If I select the Ubuntu OS, Linux comes up, and, under the directory /media/OS, I find my entire Windows XP partition with all its files and folders intact. Whil... Read more

A:Stuck in chkdsk.exe WinXP/Ubuntu

You can try the Linux partition tool called GParted which is found here; http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php , mostly just to look at your XP NTFS partition there for any signs of problems. Also from booted to your XP CD you can run Recovery Console to try again running the ntfs file system checker, chkdsk, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314058 , or this one; http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307654 , you need to re-boot your computer with a partition tool CD in your optical drive, such as this GParted, or try booting to your Partition Magic disk too.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with a Hitachi 682 GB hard drive. It has been giving me trouble here and there lately, and I'm thinking I have some bad sectors on it. I have tried running chkdsk /r on it, but after 18 hours of being stuck and no sounds coming from the hard drive, I forced it to shut down and hoped for the best. Because of the bad sectors, Windows back-up won't even work when I try to do a complete back-up. So I have backed up different folders manually, hoping I haven't forgotten anything. Is there anything I can do to help it get through chkdsk /r to just block out the bad sectors? Or do I need to just get a new hard drive ASAP?

A:chkdsk /r stuck...possible impending HDD failure?

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When I tried to boot Windows 7 yesterday, I got a prompt saying that a disk check had been scheduled. I initially thought this got stuck because it seemed to freeze on 10% and the numbers alongside that figure didn't go up. I rebooted my computer and let it start again, after a few hours(!) the disk check finished and started on another of my drives. Again, I let this complete and it eventually rebooted itself. Upon rebooting it however, it did the exact same thing and appears to be in a loop just doing the disk check over and over.

I Googled this and opened the command prompt and checked all my drives (it disk checked f and c) but none are marked as dirty. I ran the command to stop the disk check on all drives anyway but still the problem persists.

Right at the start it says I can cancel the check by pressing any key on the keyboard but for some reason, it doesn't work - not sure if it's not recognising the keyboard or not.

I've also tried to boot into safe mode to see if that bypasses it but that hangs at classpnp.sys so that's a no go right now as well. I tried renaming the file to classpnp.old as a forum suggested but it blue screens and restarts if I do that. I'm currently trying a linux boot cd to replace to file to see if that works.

Any help with any of these issues would be great.

A:CHKDSK - Windows stuck in loop when booting

Do you know what it says on the BSOD? Pressing F8 while booting will enable you to Disable automatic restart when the computer crashes so you will be able to read it.

Try copying the .dmp file from you computer through Linux (C:\Windows\Minidump\) and put it on another computer in the same directory. Then run the tool here and follow the instructions to upload the files created.

Also run chkdsk /r

Hope this helps as I am currently dealing with the same issue on another computer!

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I have accidentally (well... kind of) run CHKDSK, and now after it finishes the 5 steps it says it is going to restart, but then it starts CHKDSK again.

I'm using Windows XP Home Basic SP3.

BTW, I got to CHKDSK from TuneUp Utilities.

A:CHKDSK stuck in an infinite loop (No, not the Apple HQ :D)

Boot to safe mode and delete it.

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This is my first post here. I have been having trouble with my laptop lately. I was trying to install a new driver for my graphics card when my computer suddenly rebooted, I was forced to refresh Windows 8, then an even bigger problem happened, windows kept thinking that it was not registered but when i go to system from the control panel it says it is registered and gives me the product code, so I read somewhere that doing the chkdsk scan will fix this so i did it, first it was stuck 27% for about 4 hours then it is currently stuck at 100%, its been at 100%for about 13 hours now. I do not know what to do, afraid to force restart, might cause errors.
Thanks in advance.

A:Scanning and repairing drive C (chkdsk) stuck at 100%

This batch file runs the dism & sfc commands.
After downloading it right click it & click Properties & Unblock it.
Then right click it & choose Run as administrator.

When dism completes press a key to get sfc to start.
Both scans together might take 2 hours to complete.

When they are done, restart.


If needed run 'em again.

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Ok, so hopefully, when I registered and put all the information about my computer in you all can see that which should save me some time.

I've been running my Windows 7 x64 machine for about 3 weeks without problem. All of my programs are installed on the SSD and the HDD is for data files. Simple. Easy.

I run dual display with no problem, 1920x1080 on the 24" LED (DVI), and extended to a 19" LCD (VGA).

My dad was kind enough to buy me a 32" 1080p Insignia TV for christmas. I bought a cheap HDMI cable online, and when it came in the mail i decided I would set my computer up to have 3 monitors. (I didn't know that my graphics card only supports 2 at a time, I know this now.)

So I plugged in the HDMI Cable to the TV and to the Computer. The 24" LED screen (my main one) Twitches for a moment then returns to normal, the TV comes on, and the 19" LCD goes blank. All is good except Aero magically shut off. After fiddling with the display settings and realizing i can only have two monitors at a time. I decide on the 24" and the 32" for now, but leave all three plugged in. I restart the computer in hopes of returning Aero. THe computer takes a VERY long time to start up and when it does, i'm presented with a dialog telling me that a page file has been created for me.
My page file SHOULD have been on my HDD (to keep room on my SSD, with 8GB of RAM i didnt think page file was THAT important).

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A:Windows 7 breaks, then hangs. Now stuck on CHKDSK

Similar to AceGambit my CHKDSK goes through the 3 stages fine till it hits:

"CHKDSK is verifying usn Journal..."

And simply sits there for hours.

Any help?

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Windows vista chkdsk is stuck at stage 5 of 5 for the past 48 hours! What do I do now? Do I shut off the power and restart the computer or what?

A:chkdsk is stuck at stage 5 of 5 for the past 48 hours!

I doubt it will finish, you may simply have to restart the computer.

I would strongly recommend you test the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics. Find out the brand of the hard drive from the BIOS and then download and run the drive's diagnostics from the manufacturer's site.

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I scheduled a 'chkdsk /f /r c:' for my C drive under Windows 8.1. When I next booted the check disk started running, reached 13%, then never got beyond that point. I can leave it running for hours and the screen shows 13% completion and the check disk never completes. This has the effect of hanging the Windows 8.1 boot also. How can I solve this problem ?

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Thanks for your time and help in advance. Here's what happened:

I've been getting some corrupted files on download, especially when using a DL program called JDownloader; some people in related forums mentioned that checking the disk via CHKDSK solved the problem, and I decided to do a check on my data partition (D:\). My OS and all system files are on partition (C:\) of the same 1TB HDD. I've run chkdsk on the C: partition before with no issues, but first time running it for the D: partition.

I knew that CHKDSK would take a while to run, so I left it alone. But when I came back to check, it had been stuck on

CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
10 percent complete. (20162 of 47600 files processed)

The previous stages were all reported as completed and no error is shown. It has been stuck on this particular file (20162 of 47600) for at least 15 hours now--since I came back to check on it, I don't know how long it's been stuck there before I came to check.

More importantly, the HDD activity light is not blinking at all. However, the HDD is still spinning (I checked by opening the case and feeling the HDD's vibration). It doesn't appear to be making any of the read/access sounds that it usually makes, however.

Some additional info:
- Everything, other than the download/corrupt file problem I mention above, had been running smoothly. I had no reason to suspect any HDD issues; wanted to run CHKDSK just... Read more

A:CHKDSK Stuck on same file during stage 4/5 for 15+ hours

Hello and welcome Ian try these in this order to eliminate stuff any rubbish the last three thorw up get rid of.




(download from bleeping computer)

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Hoping I can get some help from an expert here.

The situation has gotten somewhat complex but I'll try to keep as short and concise as possible. Skip to 5. for the most relevant and current problem.

1. Everything started with general hang issues at desktop (Windows 8). Every click requiring a program would hang windows for 5 minutes+ and often bring the "Microsoft Windows This application is not responding" message prompting close or cancel.

2. After a few restarts I ended up getting a blue screen because my PC could not start properly. However I don't get to the "healthy" troubleshoot/repair blue screen; only the one proposing F1-F9 options (including safe mode which would not start) and Esc for UEFI settings.

3. Stuck with nothing else but Macs to support, I used the option to create a windows USB boot key in the Mac options. Next, switching boot settings to Legacy Support to use the USB key seemed to show a black startup screen which mentions could not boot, but somehow eventually brought me back to login screen.

4. I used that opportunity to select Restart while holding Shift to get to the menu to start Safe Mode. Now on my desktop in Safe Mode (no hanging issues) I did a few things to try to resolve the non-Safe Mode run's hanging issues: ran malwarebytes, sfc /scannow, tried checking drivers as much as Safe Mode would allow me, and finally scheduled a C: chkdsk at reboot. Big mistake.

5. The loop I now get is I can let chkdsk t... Read more

A:Stuck in a boot loop (chkdsk issues)

Are you still able to boot into safe mode? It sounds like chkdsk is running as a scheduled task. If you can still get into safe mode, you can check to see if it is a scheduled task or not. If it is, you can turn it off, so you can attempt to boot into Windows.

In regards to your last question, what's the make and model of the computer? Normally, it's not too difficult to replace the hard drive. But the way a hard drive is designed is to ignore bad clusters/sectors and operate normally. With that being said, it's not recommended. The hard drive could fail soon. So if you opt out of replacing it, backup your data everyday.

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I am running chkdsk /r /x /r because I encountered a file error & now the pc seems to be stuck at 10%. I did some Google searches about "stuck" chkdsk in win 8.1 the consensus seemed to be that I should be patient because it can take hours to even a day or more. The absence of a progress indicator is also annoying. That would be fine except I don't think that there is anything going on in there because the HDD light is no longer on & the disk is not making any sounds, just the same "10% complete" display.
Should I turn it off & try to safely reboot or continue waiting?

A:Solved: chkdsk stuck at 10%. No disk light

I am a little puzzled
You say
I am running chkdsk /r /x /r because I encountered a file errorClick to expand...

1. Do you really mean chkdsk /r /x /r

I know what /r means
and I know what /x means
why you would force a dismount and thereby cause all open handles to be invalid I cannot understand

Why did you not just issue the cmd
chkdsk /r
and then agree the message to run on restart

I am as I said puzzled by the cmd you say you have issued.

How please did you become aware of the file error that suggested you needed to run a chkdsk

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Hello! I'm a computer-illiterate student who needs help fixing a PC before the next school week starts.

My computer (Dell, Windows XP) was fine this morning. Then after a reboot, I noticed it was giving me an error message in the bottom right corner of the screen that told me that one of my folders was corrupted (my adobe acrobat reader was corrupted; I tried re-installing it and it still wouldn't run) and that I would need to run chkdsk to fix it.

So I went to schedule chkdsk to run after my next reboot.

After my reboot, chkdsk started to run as usual. After the 1~2 hours it usually takes to finish running, chkdsk said it was done with its scan and would now start Windows. ... but it never started Windows, even after I waited an extra hour.

So chkdsk is stuck in a loop. It won't complete and open Windows when it finishes its check. After rebooting again, it gave me options: run it in the last way that worked or run it in safe mode.

I tried running it with the "last settings that worked" and it just gave me a black screen -- didnt load.

I tried running safe mode and the screen just fills with text as if it's trying to load, but freezes after hitting a certain point.

What can I do? I have some really important files on my hard drive so I hope I can recover from here.


A:computer won't boot windows / stuck in chkdsk

Lets find out what is going on with your hard drive.

first, use Recovery Console to run Chkdsk again:

Set your BIOS and its Boot Order so that booting to CD-Rom is first.
Boot from the XP CD and follow the instructions here: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art.../wxprcons.html

In Recovery Console:

chkdsk c: /r
fixboot c:

Now set your BIOS Boot Order back to its original state and try and start XP.

Report back, because I think some of the files needed for XP to boot are corrupted.


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Yesterday my notebook was all fine. I shut it down and left my house until late night when I tried to power it on again, this problem occurs:
1. It was stuck at black screen for so long, I decided to hard power off and power on again.
2. It gave me 2 options: System Repair (recommended) or Start Windows Normally. I chose to repair.
3. Repair ended with a restart, but then a quick blue screen appeared saying "Fatal System Error".
4. Tried to repair again and this time it told me it has failed.
5. Used F8 and selected "Last Known Good Configuration". Again, it stuck at blank, black screen
6. This morning I tried to repair again and this time it went to CHKDSK. The CHKDSK completed (stage 3 of 3) where it said "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems." Along with the summary like
"nKB total disk space, etc etc until...
n allocation units available on disk.
..." (Where 'n' is some numbers)

But it just stuck in here, what should I do? It's been more than 3 hours. Should I force boot it again or wait for it?
My CPU's light indicator was blinking rapidly earlier and now it just blink once in a long while. So I doubt it is actually running at this point.

Please help. I hope my explanation is clear enough.
My notebook is running on Windows Vista Home Premium SP2.

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Tried "Last Known Good Configuration". It will go to CHKDSK (I usually will let it run) and after it finished, blue screen appeared saying &... Read more

A:Black screen on startup, now stuck at CHKDSK

It sounds like you have a problem with your hard drive. You have no choice but to shut down by holding the power button for a few seconds until it shuts. If that does not work you must pull the plug. I will tell you up front, this is not the way to shut down and it can cause further damage to the hard drive. If you do shut down, I would back up my stuff right away.

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Hoping I can get some help from an expert here.

The situation has gotten somewhat complex but I'll try to keep as short and concise as possible. Skip to 5. for the most relevant and current problem.

1. Everything started with general hang issues at desktop (Windows 8). Every click requiring a program would hang windows for 5 minutes+ and often bring the "Microsoft Windows This application is not responding" message prompting close or cancel.

2. After a few restarts I ended up getting a blue screen because my PC could not start properly. However I don't get to the "healthy" troubleshoot/repair blue screen; only the one proposing F1-F9 options (including safe mode which would not start) and Esc for UEFI settings.
3. Stuck with nothing else but Macs to support, I used the option to create a windows USB boot key in the Mac options. Next, switching boot settings to Legacy Support to use the USB key seemed to show a black startup screen which mentions could not boot, but somehow eventually brought me back to login screen.

4. I used that opportunity to select Restart while holding Shift to get to the menu to start Safe Mode. Now on my desktop in Safe Mode (no hanging issues) I did a few things to try to resolve the non-Safe Mode run's hanging issues: ran malwarebytes, sfc /scannow, tried checking drivers as much as Safe Mode would allow me, and finally scheduled a C: chkdsk at reboot. Big mistake.

5. The loop I now get is I can let chkdsk try to finish, bu... Read more

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Hi guys.
My 250GB LaCie External hard drive is failing. I tried to copy the data off of it before attempting anything but to no avail (Move operation would not start). So, I started a ChkDsk /f /r but it got stock at 10% on Stage/Step 4. I know it's failing. Windows still show it in "Computer" and the last time I tried, I could see folder structure. So, now, in a last attempt to save anything, I want to cancel that and try to image the drive to an image file on another hard drive with the bad sectors in hope of getting some files back. Is there a safe way to end that chkdsk without damaging any further?

The thing had no SMART whatsoever... I couldn't predict its failing at all...

So, any help on that matter?


A:Chkdsk /f /r stuck, want to clone w/defective sectors

I would just use CTRL+Alt+ DEl and stop the precess . It won't make it any worse.

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Not very savvy with hard drives, disks, partitions, etc. I was told by a friend I should be defragmenting my computer frequently to help it run better. So, I looked up the steps to defrag and was told to run chkdsk first before defragging. I clicked on Properties, Tools, scheduled the chkdsk for my C disk, checked both boxes ('Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'), and restarted my computer to begin the chkdsk.

Here is what my screen has said for the last 90 minutes:

The type of the file system is NTFS.
volume label is PRESARIO.

A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)
(deleted some corrupt files and then said file verification complete)
CHKDSK is veryifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)
(same as stage 1....verification complete)
CHKDSK is recovering lost files
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)
Security descriptor verification complete.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)
6 percent completed.

And that is where it remains. Is my computer frozen? I hear the tower running every so often, like it's working at something but the 6 percent doesn't change. I'm afraid to turn it off in the middle of DSKCHK but I don't know what else to do. PLEASE HELP! I have windows XP home edition. I've had problems with my PC freezing in the... Read more

A:Windows XP C drive CHKDSK stuck on Stage 4 of 5

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Hey, as the thread title suggests, I'm having troubles with a disk check.

Firstly, I'd like to mention that I've had this PC for a while... I've even taken the whole thing apart and swapped out all of the components (slowly upgraded over time). It's actually at the stage where I've been left with all the old parts as spares, and put everything back together, almost exactly as it was when I bought it. All in all, the initial build is probably 2 or 3 years old now (for the most part, the specs can be found here).
After formatting the hard drive, putting things together back with the old build, and booting up Windows 8 onto it as a gift for my dad, most things were working fine, but one exe file which I copied across wasn't running (at least one which I noticed). I checked up the error code, found people with similar problems, and heard it could just be that the file was corrupted.

So, to get to the main point... I figured it wouldn't hurt to run a disk check, in case there were any other errors or problems. I knew it would take a while, so I opened command prompt, and typed in "chkdsk C: /r", before hitting enter, letting it schedule the disk check for next startup, rebooting the PC, and then leaving it to do its thing. It's been running probably for about 4 or so hours now, and for most of that time it's been at 27% on "Scanning and repairing drive (C:)". Normally I'd just give in and force shut down at this point, but I'm wondering... what's the best cou... Read more

A:Stuck scanning/ repairing C drive (chkdsk)

I'm facing the same problem, and now it is stuck

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My daughter has a Compaq Presario running Vista, purchased May 2008 for college.
Last week, system advised she needed file system check. Ran through stage 1,2 no problem.
Stage 3; CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3). Stuck at this stage for 8 hours:
CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream.

Should I try again, ask for tech support, take it to a repair shop or buy a new computer?
I am using Acer Aspire 1, D250, to send this and try to solve issue.

A:chkdsk stuck in compacting security descriptor stream

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I have an external 250GB USB 2.0 drive that only has 129 very big files, each of them between 700MB and 8GB.

I tried to copy all this data to a new USB 3.0 drive using a commercial tool to compare and sync directories and files. 3 hours later, all but 9 of the files were copied. The tool reported CRC errors on those 9 files.

I run CHKDSK /F on the old drive and no errors were found. Then I tried the Error-checking tool from the properties window of the disk and checked both options to fix and scan. After some hours, I found it stuck in 10% with 149 files analyzed. It was strange that there was no disk activity and mmc.exe was using 6GB of RAM (the notebook has Win7 x64 with 8GB of RAM). Finally, I aborted the process and detached the disk.

I removed the SATA HDD from it's USB 2.0 case and connected it to a SATA-USB 3.0 adapter in a Win7 x86 PC, then run CHKDSK /R on it. In about an hour, it arrived to the same 149th file in stage 4/5. All the time it was at 10%, but Task Manager reported that CHKDSK took 1600MB of RAM (about 90% of current available RAM) during the first minute of the run and kept that. CPU percent for this process is 0%. The adapter's led flashed for some time at the beggining but then went off during the remaining process... it is still off but it is supposed that it should be on while in stand-by mode.

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A:CHKDSK stuck on 10% for hours, neither CPU nor disk activity detected

Hello vitoco!

I assume these large files are videos, is this correct? Can you run some of them from the drive?

The way you are describing it, it looks like these large files are either corrupted, or are situated on to bad sectors of the drive. In either way, they'd cause such freezes and lags.

What make and model is the drive? There are many health checking programs for HDDs that would also check for bad sectors, the HDD manufacturer should have such a program available. Try and check for bad sectors.

Post back!


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Hi. Today I wanted to clean my computer and I found the command: `chkdsk C: /f /x /r`, so I tried it. I let it until progress gets to 12% and I thought it was stuck. So I restarted the system and the checking started again. I'm sure that I'm not the first person that makes this stupid thing. Then, after another restart, the screen turned blue with some lines on background (see the image). So I tried to solve it using System Repair and it worked, but I let the computer to scan and fix until the progress is 12%. Here, I let it work, but after 1-2 hours, it restarts and shows the blue screen again. What can I do about this? Any way to solve it without reinstalling windows? If I repair it using live cd it will work? I heard that I can destroy the hard disk with my mistake..I don't know if it's true or not. Thanks

I've wrote this post for the first time in a wrong category, so sorry for that! (BSOD)

A:CHKDSK Stuck and reboot blue screen (sorry BSOD)

You can run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt.
and then tell if that fails.

I'm assuming the /X option was the cause of your failure.

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I had a thread on here before, but it got deleted so I'm starting a new one with fresh new problem.

I set chkdsk /r to run on system startup, and it ran but took forever to scan file data (I left it running for 4 days) so I rebooted but it started chkdsk again! Theres obviously something telling it to run the scan on next startup because it never finished the first time. Now if I run it it just freezes at 0% for checking file data.

It I go into startup options and tell it to boot in safe mode, it shows it loading all the drivers and then pauses and says "Press Esc to cancel loading a347bus.sys" and whether I press Esc or not it freezes. If I do last known good configuration, it runs into the chkdsk problem again. Please help!

My PC:
XP Home SP2
P4 3.2ghz HT
160GB SATA HD in AHCI configuration
cd/dvd rom drive, cd/dvd burner drive

A:Solved: chkdsk stuck in reboot cycle, can't find a347bus.sys

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Last night suddenly my 1.5 TB Transcend portable hard drive went dead. It's not accessible and saying that the parameter is incorrect. It isn't even showing the size of the drive anymore. So, after googling i got the idea of running "chkdsk" to repair my hard drive. But now it has been stuck at "CHKDSK verifying usn journal" and it's been already 3 hours. What shall i do now? Is there any other third party hard drive repairing software to repair my drive? Please let me know if any solution exists.

A:Stuck at "CHKDSK verifying usn journal"

just be patient. I had a W7 computer stuck for over 8 hours on CHKDSK verifying usn journal and that was only a 500gb drive
the entire chkdsk took about 23 hours and seemed to stall for ages on some sections

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