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Q: Tools Chkdsk with no /f /r says errors, bootup chkdsk says none

AHCI disk.

Running chkdsk from Properties Tools with no autofix says there are errors.

Dismount the drive and reboot. Chkdsk reports no errors found. Properties Tools Chkdsk still syas there are errors.

Auslogics Defrag also says there are errors.

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Preferred Solution: Tools Chkdsk with no /f /r says errors, bootup chkdsk says none

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A: Tools Chkdsk with no /f /r says errors, bootup chkdsk says none

Assuming it's one of the Samsungs, there is an ES Tool diagnostic for their drives.
Download the offline (Dos boot) iso, burn it to cd, and run the long test. That will tell you for sure.

Downloads ? Freeware Tools ? Page 46 ? www.hiren.info

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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black (3.1 GHz dual-core)
ASUS M4A77TD Pro Motherboard
G.Skill DDR3-1600 memory 4 GB
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB video
Western Digital 1TB WD10EADS Caviar Green

I built this computer for my uncle in 2009. He called me after BSOD problems prevented access to the desktop after entering a password for the user account selected. I left my crash dump notes at his house unfortunately, but it's a IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL error. The secondary problem is extremely slow boot times, even into safe mode, often taking 7-10 minutes -- but this has been building over several months, long before the recent BSOD issue.

These problems have me scratching my head. No two boot attempts are exactly like. The only thing they have in common is they take forever. My intuition says malware or viruses but Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware haven't found anything that classifies as a virus or rootkit. Found a weaker browser hijacker but I researched its symptoms and it doesn't cause these kinds of problems. I ran other diagnostic tools from portable media (USB stick) with the same results. Summary of symptoms:
Boot Up
About 1 in 5 times it tries to boot normally. After the login screen the BSOD error prevents us from getting any further. About 3 in 5 times, Windows 7 detects there is trouble and automatically loads the Advanced Boot Options screen with "Repair Windows" as the first option. The available diagnostic options hav... Read more

A:Slow bootup, BSOD after selecting user, CHKDSK errors, loss of video

Boot into safe mode and post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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New member to the forum Will try to make this as concise as possible.
The computer is a Windows XP Pro based with multiple partitions using a Fat 32 file system: Dual boot with Windows 98 2nd ED for Dx use.
The problem:
When chkdsk is ran inside Windows xp it will find the following; " Windows found errors on the disk but will not fix them without the /F (fix)parameter ...\Windows\Prefetch\chkdsk.exe - 0C6DCB55.pf first
allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated. 2nd error - ....... \Windows\Prefetch\cmd.exe - 034B0549.pf first
allocation unit will be truncated . When it ask to convert files (Y/N) I answer Y. Rerun Chkdsk and of course the same problem occurs but sometimes it will find other errors; along with the previous ones. However, this time I don't allow it to convert files. Then Rerun chkdsk and schedule the /F to run on reboot. I proceed to reboot the computer and Chkdsk /F start as it suppose to, however it finds NO errors. Enter Windows XP as normal and run Chkdsk and the same errors occurs; then I proceed to schedule the chkdsk /F and no errors are found again when it runs. This is continual loop.
I think it started, not sure, when I had to format the partition and do a recovery of the drive via Norton Ghost V15 backup image file. However found the same problem on another computer but was able to fix it using one the following solutions : but not here!
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A:Chkdsk /f can't duplicate Windows XP Chkdsk errors

I dunno what all that meant, tbh it was pretty much a technical blur to me, but if I had weirdo messages from chkdsk and couldn't get it to act right, I'd run HDD Regenerator from the Hiren's Boot Disk to see if there are bad (and repairable) sectors causing problems.Also, if the data is here now, not here now, etc.... I'd be wondering if the power is bad.What's the make, model & power output of the PSU ? Have you checked the voltage both in BIOS and in Windows using 3rd party application like SpeedFan ?If, for example, you discover you've got 10.5 volts on your 12 volt rail, all these weird chkdsk scenarios become meaningless.

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Everytime i bootup my computer it has this CHKDSK that always freezes on 58 percent and it happens every single time. How do i fix it from appearing?

I am running Windows Vista 64bit


I went into CMD and ran chkdsk as an administrator and this error appears.



Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CHKDSK when bootup

If you have any data on that drive that you cherish, back it up now!

Then run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here ) to rule out failure

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I have a problem with a Dell Desktop, belong to my friend.

About once a month get bluescreen VOLUME_NOT_BOOTABLE or something similar to that. I can run chkdsk from XP recovery on Install disk to fix it.

Is there a way to automate chkdsk to run each time the computer is started?
 

A:Solved: run at bootup chkdsk \f?

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Every time I open Windows XP, I get a message saying "One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency" Then it runs a chkdsk.
It reports no errors and opens as usual.
Then if I try to defrag the disk that is checked, I get a message saying Diskeeper has detected that CHKDSK is scheduled to run. This is due to a user request or because the Operating System has found errors in the file system.
I have run Chkdsk on this drive, but no errors have been found.
I have not scheduled Chkdsk to run on this drive.
If I then try to reboot, the same procedure occurs again and
check disk does not report any errors.

How can I stop this happening?
Please help.
Thanks
 

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So I schedule a chkdsk /r to take place on my RAID0 array and reboot the computer.

It fires up and kicks off. Gets to about 90% of step 4 (verifying file data) and reboots the computer w/ no prompt whatsoever. Then continues on to do another chkdsk.

followed by another, and another and another.

The only saving grace is before it starts each chkdsk, it does the "press any key to skip disk checking" prompt so i can catch it.

Anybody know what i can do to get a chkdsk successfully run on this thing? It's my C drive so doing it in the OS is unfortunately out of the question. As is doing it w/ another computer since this is a RAID0 array.

I know how to do chkntfs /x to shut off the disk checking on start up, the problem is that the array needs to be checked.

Thanks in advance.

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RAID-0 is a scary affair. That you're having these kinds of problems now is a certainly a bad omen. Personally, I'd rebuild, asap. I've lost very valuable material to RAID-0's, restoring it is not pleasant - nor, is it always possible.

In the short term, you can try deleting your pagefile, hiberfile, IE history and temp downloads files.

To do that, open an elevated prompt and enter the following;

Disable and Delete the hibernation data:

Code:
powercfg -h off
Disable and Delete the pagefile (it's an antiquated mechanism) Contact me directly if you need help with this.

Delete Temp files. Refer to this tutorial for details.

Let us know how it works out.

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hi

After transferring files from a fat32 external hdd my laptop now gives me a "one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency" message every time I boot up. If I allow it to run chkdsk automatically, it then hangs half way through. I have done a complete hardware check & all is clear. I have also found answers to similar problems for Vista thru regedit, but nothing for Windows 7 - help much appreciated! Graeme

A:Request for chkdsk run on bootup which then hangs

See if a defrag helps

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Hi all,

About a week ago chkdsk would run every time I started the computer up. The first stage is sweet, the second stage - verifying indexes won't work it just stays at 0%. So I have to keep bypassing this.

However I know where the problem is. Firefox has a corrupted profile which I need to delete however Windows won't delete it and tells me to run chkdsk which does nothing.

Two questions:

1. Is there a way to force windows to delete the file without running chkdsk?
2. Why would chkdsk not verify the indexes? I let it run about 30-40 minutes but didn't even hit 1%. At 40 minutes per 1% that would leave my compute running for 3-4 days straight assuming it even gets to 1%.

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Chkdsk runs on every bootup, won't complete?

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Friends,

Whenever I reboot CHKDSK runs weather I have told it to or not !

A previous hard drive was failing on this PC. I had Norton Ghost making images on another HD. So when it failed, I was able to make that backup HD the Boot drive.
I think that maybe while the old drive was failing, some data was corrupted. Because during the CHKDSK process, I get the following :

" deleting index of file abc123..."
It does this for a lot of Word files

Then during another step it will do:
"recovering orphaned file abc123...
for the EXACT SAME FILES it just deleted !

So I think it is caught in this never ending circle of deleting and recovering during the CHKDSK process and hence it never "looks clean". That may lead XP tp say that it needs to start it all over again.

To stop this I found a little trick. I go to Start>Run>cmd>enter
I then typed "chkntfs /x c: "
This has stopped it from running on every reboot, but Diskkeeprer 2008 won't let me do a defrag on this drive because it says "CHKDSK need to run" !!

ARRRghhh !

How can I break the chain ?

Thanks.

P.S. This problem is on PC1 below VVVVVVVVVVVV
 

A:Harddrive runs CHKDSK on EVERY bootup !

Try this:

http://www.pctipsbox.com/checkdisk-runs-on-every-startup/
 

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Every time I bootup my computer into Windows XP, I get a message saying ?One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.? It always checks my second hard drive but never finds any problems. Then the computer opens as usual.
After this, if I try to defrag the drive, I get a message saying: ?Diskeeper has detected that CDKDSK is scheduled to run. this is due to a user request or because the O.S. has found errors in the file system.? So I have removed the Diskeeper program from the computer entirely.
I cannot defrag the disk with Diskeeper, even though I have run chkdsk. I cannot open the computer without the chkdsk utility running. I have not scheduled this task to run. How can I cancel this scheduled task??? Please help.

A:CHKDSK on second drive runs at every Bootup

Open a command prompt and try the command CHKNTFS. Here's the help from that command, it may allow you to repair the behavior. I'd try /X parameter on the drive, reboot, then try the /D parameter to restore normal operation, and do another reboot and see if it's fixed.


C:\>chkntfs /?
Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.

CHKNTFS volume [...]
CHKNTFS /D
CHKNTFS /T[:time]
CHKNTFS /X volume [...]
CHKNTFS /C volume [...]

volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
mount point, or volume name.
/D Restores the machine to the default behavior; all drives are
checked at boot time and chkdsk is run on those that are
dirty.
/T:time Changes the AUTOCHK initiation countdown time to the
specified amount of time in seconds. If time is not
specified, displays the current setting.
/X Excludes a drive from the default boot-time check. Excluded
drives are not accumulated between command invocations.
/C Schedules a drive to be checked at boot time; chkdsk will run
if the drive is dirty.

If no switches are specified, CHKNTFS will display if the specified drive is
dirty or scheduled to be checked on next reboot.

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I have 16GB of RAM in my system and I use 4GB of it to create a Ramdrive before Windows starts loading. I use this Ramdrive as the location for the swapfile to lessen the reads/writes to the SSD the OS is on. Occasionally during bootup, I get a screen showing chkdsk about to run on drive G: (my Ramdrive) Since the G: drive gets created new upon every boot of the system, I know there is nothing wrong with it.
 
I actually have a few questions about this:
 
You'll notice I said this happens occasionally. Probably only about 40% of the time. Is this a timing issue, or is Windows expecting to see something specific in the swapfile at times?
Is there a way to prevent chkdsk from running on a specific drive during boot? I don't want to prevent it on all drives, just the Ramdrive, G:
Is this even a good practice to do? As I understand it, this saves the SSD from excessive reads/writes and Trim/garbage collection functions, not to mention the Ramdrive being faster than the SSD.
Would it be a good idea to create another Ramdrive for the Windows Environment Variables TEMP & TMP? Or is there a compelling reason NOT to have these on a drive that disappears on every shutdown?
 
Thanks for your help
 
 
p.s.  My System:
 
        ASUS Z97I-Plus
        Core i5 3570K
        250GB SSD
        16GB RAM
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A:Can I prevent chkdsk from running on ramdrive at bootup?

I would say that the consensus is that it is NOT a good idea to setup a ram drive for your page file regardless of how much ram you have in an attempt to ' save ' your SSD from reads/writes.

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What is the best way (not really sure what I mean by "best") to check file systems for errors?
(1) Run chkdsk from command line? --OR--

(2) Use the "Check now..." option in the drive's Properties dialog box?

Does #2 do the same operation as #1, or are there differences?

Thank you!!!

A:Chkdsk -- Use command line or 'Tools' dialog box?

(1) Run chkdsk from command line?Hi -I always use the Elevated Command Prompt (see directions at start of Windows 7 area).Then I just type chkdsk /r and click enter.Next you need the system to Reboot and sit down for about 1 hour and watch the screen -My version - Regards -

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Greetings, and thanks in advance for your time.I need help figuring out how to address my disk errors and file system errors. Will you please help me figure out a way to run chkdsk?I am posting a new topic here, at the instruction of my helper, HJT Team member 'extremeboy.' Extremeboy suggested I post here to get specific expert help on a current symptom, which I am experiencing following a malware infection.(My original topic, where I've received instructions from extremeboy, is here, along with recent DDS logs, other scan logs, etc: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/248955/post-infection-further-help-needed-cant-run-chkdsk;-and-combofix-quarantine-question/ ).My system Software details:Windows XP Pro, Tablet Edition, SP3, all updates taken.Firefox used for all my web browsing.Windows Firewall runningAVG Free version running, updated regularlyMy Machine details:Gateway M280 tablet PC notebookCeleron processor 1.60 GHz504 MB of RAM.Hard Drive is a Fujitsu MHV2040BH (which is SATA, I believe).I need help finding an alternative way to run chkdsk.During the scan processes that eradicated my malware infection, I was prompted several times to run chkdsk to address disk errors. I have also experienced some glitches with document files getting corrupted.Unfortunately, I have been able to run chkdsk, despite many attempts. My issues and symptoms:-When I schedule chkdsk to run at reboot, it does not run.-My Operating System CDs are the Gateway Recoverty CDs for XP (not pure... Read more

A:Unable to run chkdsk. Need to fix disk errors and file system errors.

Hi .Not sure why you would get that message when accessing the Recovery Console, that's typically a message that occurs when a user is trying to install XP on a SATA drive but the SATA drivers are not included in the install process.XP Tablet Edition is considered to be a superset of XP Pro...so there's no version conflict.That would seem to indicate that your hard drive is experiencing problems which Windows cannot solve.http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computi.../utilities.htmlI would use Version 1.12, but it appears that either of the first two will do the job.LouisDon't bother with the short test, do the long/extended test.

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How can I fix this?  CHKDSK /r stops 1 second into count down.
I run cmd as administrator.  Type CHKDSK /f also tried CHKDSK /r.  Then restart computer.
The Opening Windows screen appears, then it goes to the black screen stating something like "CHKDSK about to run. Press any key to abort."
Count down starts at 10, then goes to 9, then "CHKDSK has been cancelled."
Then Windows 7 boots.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:Can't run chkdsk on Windows 7. CHKDSK cancels 1 second into count down.

Hi, this is a known bug.
Please request the following hotfix:
KB975778 - The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975778/en-us

Click on
View and request hotfix downloads , select the platform (x86 or x64) and type in your email twice and type in the captcha ad click request hotfix.

After 1 minute you have an email with the link to download an exe. Use the password which is included inside the email to extract the update.

Install the update and reboot, now the issue is fixed.

André"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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Hello,

This is my first here in this forum. Please excuse and let me know if this not the correct forum to post.

When I run the chkdsk, I am getting the following error:

C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
285184 file records processed.
File verification completed.
3724 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
2 EA records processed.
94 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
33 percent complete. (297786 of 364534 index entries processed)
Index entry explorer.exe in index $I30 of file 75978 is incorrect.
364534 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
C:\Windows\system32>

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After it encounters that message, chkdsk stops. I am guessing the HD got corrupted?? What can I do to fix this issue?

Thanks,
MS

A:chkdsk errors

Run CHKDSK /F and it will fix any errors it finds. You are running Chkdsk in read mode only. It cannot fix anything unless you tell it to with the /F parameter.

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Hi guys,

Out of the blue, Windows started asking to check my External HDD for corrupt files. I went ahead and opened a command prompt and did a read only scan of chkdsk. It reported all fine and dandy and needs some fixing, no problem. The only problem is that I don't know which files are corrupted, and need to be fixed. This is the result of the chkdsk scan.



Help would be appreciated.

Slasher

A:Chkdsk Errors

You are using check disk in read only mode. Have a look at this; Disk Check

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Hi, I'm getting errors with chkdsk.


Code:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 25.
Missing object id index entry or duplicate object id detected
for file record segment 64569.
Index verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
And help would be fantastic.

Many thanks,
Bradderz

A:CHKDSK Errors

Hello Bradderz

Try running in the Recovery Console if possible
chkdsk /r (there is a space before /)

If you still have problems I think you should run the Manufacturers Diagnostics on the drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

If you don't know the make of hard drive Hitachi Drive Fitness Test will work with any make.

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i veiwed event viewer than ran chkdsk
Log Name: Application
Source: ESENT
Date: 06-06-2017 00:36:00
Event ID: 447
Task Category: Database Corruption
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Myntrius
Description:
svchost (1784) SRUJet: A bad page link (error -327) has been detected in a B-Tree (ObjectId: 14, PgnoRoot: 56) of database C:\WINDOWS\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat (480 => 284, 483).
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="ESENT" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">447</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>12</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-06-05T19:06:00.007699200Z" />
<EventRecordID>6127</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>Myntrius</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>svchost</Data>
<Data>1784</Data>
<Data>SRUJet: </Data>
<Data>-327</Data>
<Data>14</Data>
<Data>56</Data>
<Data>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat</Data>
<Data>480</Data>
<Data>284</Data>
<Data>483</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>


after chkdsk
'' Attribute record (80, '' '') from file record segment 70AD is corrupt.

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A:chkdsk errors found

What exactly are you asking about? How to repair the issues found?
 

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The OS is Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP2.

I've checked the disk for bad sectors using chkdsk, HDD Scan 3.2, Hard Disk Sentinel 0.04, HDD Regenerator 1.71 and HDAT2 4.53. None of which reported any bad sectors. I've also verified the S.M.A.R.T info without finding any problems.

What I'm doing is this:

I boot the Vista CD and choose to do a Recovery/Restore and use the prompt to run:

chkdsk c: /f /r

Example of output: (translated from norwegian to english - only excerpt of the entire log, there is a few more files than listed below)

Deleting index entry <file1> in index $I30 of file <somenumber>
Deleting index entry <file2> in index $I30 of file <somenumber>
Deleting index entry <file3> in index $I30 of file <somenumber>
Deleting index entry <file4> in index $I30 of file <somenumber>
1119748 indeksoppføringer behandlet.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.

21 percent complete. (1 of 17 ikke-indekserte filer behandlet)
Recovering lost file <filnavn5> <(somenumber)> to directory <somenumber>
Recovering lost file <filnavn6> <(somenumber)> to directory <somenumber>
Recovering lost file <filnavn7> <(somenumber)> to directory <somenumber>
Recovering lost file <filnavn8> <(somenumber)> to directory <somenumber>

17 non-indexed files processed.

The rest of the chkdsk output seems normal.

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A:chkdsk c: /f /r reporting same errors over and over.

I also checked the temperature censor on the harddrive and its healthy 36C.

Anyone got any idea on how to proceed?
 

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hey guys,
i just ran chkdsk last night because i tried to run Aim and it came up with the message:
"The file or directory C:\Program Files\AIM6\services\imApp\ver6)0_28_1\resources\en-US is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."

so i did and went to sleep. when i woke up it said that it found errors and that it could not continue in read-only mode.

so now what do i do? is my hard drive fried?
 

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My PC locked up last night and shutdown by pressing thepower button. Upon reboot, it went directly to CHKDSK. I cancelled the scan to check for any damage from the shutdown. The PC ran pretty sluggish and locked up again. It "unlocked and I rebooted and went ahead with the CHKDSK. This is what came up: "File Record Segment xxxxxx is unreadable". the xxx's started with 316 and went all the way up thru 28000 before I got another message saying that there is not enough disk space to run a hotfix on segment xxxx. I let it run thru the night and this morning when I checked I had a logon screen. I ran the O&O Defrag's check disk utility and it came up with errors still. I rebooted and let CHKDSK run again. I'll have to see what happened when I return this afternoon.


I don't know if this was the cause, but in trying to uninstall AOL (the add/remove method won't work at all) I ended up deleting the AOL folder on the C drive and tried cleaning up any fragments with Registry Mechanic. I guess it also created havoc with other programs ie. iTunes and Quicktime.

Anyway...I use Acronis True Image software and I have a backup that I can restore the is good (prior to the AOL removal), but how should I deal with the CHKDSK errors on the C Drive before I do a restore?

Whenever I do a restore, I usually defrag the C Drive before the restore. I don't know if any errors will transfer over to a new restore. Should I boot froma DOS disk and format the C dr... Read more

A:Major CHKDSK errors

Hi Jerold !

As a general rule you should never attempt to defrag a drive if there are still errors on it. And if you restore a complete backup then there's no need to defrag the drive as it will likely be wiped before the backup is copied over it.

First thing to do would be to run the manufacturer's diagnostic utility on that drive. What's the brand and model of your hard drive ? Is this a laptop or a desktop ? You can find the drive ID in the device manager (start => run => devmgmt.msc) if you expand disk drives. Google with that ID and you'll find the manufacturer. Then look at this page for the related diagnostic tool. Burn the bootable CD, boot the computer on it and run the long/extended test. Report if it finds any errors.

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Hi...recently my computer's been getting real sloppy.
Sometimes when I play music, it comes out skipping and chopping. There are times when the computer hangs and when I check the task manager to see what's up, the CPU percentage rate is high and it isn't a specific program that's making it high.

Recently I had a repair install...and I don't see how THAT could have been the problem. Just before I ran chkdsk when restarting windows and when it was going into stage 4/5, it stuck at 0% and the computer restarted by itself. When i let it go back into chkdsk, it went into 2%, then gave me some errors about how there wasn't enough space in the disk and something about a bad sector. Couldn't write it down or anything because the computer immediately restarted after that. Please note I have over 25 gigs of free space...so it's pretty odd.

I would like to note that I've been getting BSODS as well...and 99% of them are 0x000000F4. The computer usually freezes or hangs before it goes into the blue screen.

I had the stop error before but it corrected itself eventually, and I thought it was due to the room being too warm. I tried letting in more air and I lowered the heater but my computer's still crashing.

I have windows xp sp3 with 2 gigs and ram, and my processor is an Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU e2160 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs). My graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO. My motherboard is an ASRock Wolfdale1333-D667.

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A:BSODs, chkdsk errors, etc.

You need to run chkdsk and let it finish. You can do irreparable harm to the file system by stopping it when it has not finished writing to disk. Do chkdsk /r and let it run all night if necessary. Check for bad blocks it may have found when you read the report.

It sounds like your hard drive is about to die. Make sure your backups are recent. Repair installing may have put it over the edge.
 

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Ok i decided to run chkdsk last week and when i did i ran in read only mode and it said chkdsk discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table <MFT> bitmap.Correcting errors in the volume bitmap.Windows found problems with the file system.Run chkdsk with the /F <fix> option to correct these.I ran chkdsk the way i was told too and still had the same error thought it may be hard drive problems so i changed hard drive same error.No matter what i seem to try i cant get rid of it.Ive googled the problem and it seems to be popular and they seem to rule out hard drive and mobo probs but i cant find a fix does anyone have something i can try.
 

A:Solved: chkdsk errors

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Hi,

i've been having some problems with windows, so i decided to run chkdsk from cmd. It told me that i had errors that needed to be fixed with chkdsk/f, so i did that, rebooted, it ran through its checks, booted, all seemed well. i ran chkdsk again from cmd, it started deleting a load of 'index files' (think thats what it was, index something), and then said there were errors and it needed to do chkdsk/f. i repeated this twice more, and it still said do chkdsk/f.

i then tried right clicking my XP volume, going to properties, and doing error checking through the tools tab. i guess this is the same as chkdsk, but hey. after that it said i needed to reboot (well well!) and so it did, and did a chkdsk before booting, but this time it had 5 steps instead of 3, and on step 4 it took AGES.. after that i went to bed.

i did chkdsk just now, and it said there are errors in the volume that cant be fixed, and to use chkdsk/f. .. . .. i havent done so, as i guess id end up in that never ending loop again.

does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what i can do to fix this? is there any software that runs through your windows install and fixes errors?

would be so greatful for any help, this is really pecking my head!

thanks for reading,
Jon
 

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i am getting lately often chkdsk launching on boot and also when i use it to check the situation on the reported partitions (at least two physical drives so far) it reports errors almost on every run even if sometimes they are like 10 minutes after the previous "scan and fix errors" ....

Surface / sectors tests and WD diagnostics tool scan (all drives are WD) are coming up clean ....

What's the deal here? Doesn't look like the drives need to be replaced right? one especially is like two weeks old. In that case, (no eminent hardware failure, but something about the file system?) is there some way to fix this ?

A:Continuous chkdsk errors ?

1. are you overclocking?
2. which drives are showing errors?

Post a snip of disk management display using this procedure:
HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo (this pops up a menu) followed by X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field. This is very important, otherwise, needed info is not visible.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save

Post the snapshot:
Upload a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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My computer has been operating very slow, especially with shut down. You have to keep trying shutdown. So I attempted to run chkdsk. AT first it wouldn't run so I choose to have it run on reboot. It was proceeding along nicely,then received the following error... found at FS-Rec.sys address F9EOFS1D base at F9EOF000 Datestamp 3b7d8361
I have run a scan using Symantec Antivirus also adaware and spybot without anything being found. Not sure what to try at this point.

Thanks,Suzy
 

A:errors running chkdsk

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Just recently, I purchased two new P5LD2-Se mobos and connected the following to each one of them: 250Gb SATAII Western Digital 16Mb Cache HD, Pioneer DVR-111D, Intel Pentium Dual Core - 945 2x3.4Ghz/4MB, 1Gb - PC5300 (PC667) DDR2 Memory Module CORSAIR, 256MB Gainward PCI-Express GF 7300LE TV/DVI VGA Card. I flashed the BIOS with the latest firmware v0605. After installing Windows XP Pro SP2 with the recent updates, I ran a chkdsk from the command prompt and the system reported various types of errors in the MFT table, indexes, etc. As anticipated, the system asked me to run the chkdsk /f command on the subsequent bootup and after resetting the PCs, it ran the chkdsk /f command, however I do not know whether it found similar errors on the NTFS partition. I ran the chkdsk again from the command prompt and the system reported similar errors to the previous, but with different values. Lastly, I ran recovery console's chkdsk /p /r and it reported that it found the errors and the program will fix them up. Unfortunately, the errors re-emerged again on boot up (after running chkdsk again from the command prompt and the chkdsk /f on next boot up). I read a lot of forums re this topic and tried to increase the MFT table by using Diskeeper but to no avail.
For the record, I partitioned the 250Gb HD in two 125Gb partitions to avoid the => 135Gb limitation certain BIOSs have. I contacted ASUS re these problems, however the only reply I had from them is that I should replace the ... Read more

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When running chkdsk...what's the difference in the following three problems:
bad cluster
bad sector
bad block (surface scan)

Can any or all of these be "repaired" via Windows 7 Pro 64bit utilities ?

Also are there any issues/problems running say Seagate's dos iso untility on HDD's other than Seagate. Have a Hatachi Deskstar drive...will running Seagate's iso cd cause any issues with the Hatachi ( Hatachi apparently discontinured their own iso utility app according to their site)

Thanks...TR

A:HDD errors with Chkdsk - what's the difference

Welcome,

I have found this, hope it helps.
Sector, Boot Sector, Track, Cluster, Bad Sector, Lost Cluster

If you do a full error checking

and then

Defrag some of the problems should be resolved

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Hi Folks,

I just ran a 'read-only' chkdsk to check my hard disk. It came back with the following:

Deleting an index entry from index $0 of file 25.
Deleting an index entry networklib.xml in index $I30 of file 14503.
Deleting an index entry NETWOR~1.XML in index $I30 of file 14503.

Detected minor inconsistencies on the drive. This is not a corruption.
Errors found.

It seems odd that a 'read-only' chkdsk actually deletes entries but there you go! Having got the above result, I got the message that chkdsk could not continue in read-only mode so I scheduled a full surface scan, etc. by typing "chkdsk /R c:" at the command prompt. That is running right now.

What concerns me is that I went through this very same process earlier today. It only listed the 'index $0 of file 25' above and eventually reported a clean volume. I have iolo's System Mechanic installed on my PC but immediately it was reporting error(s) on my hard drive. In other words, running chkdsk /R c: had not fully worked.

Can anyone offer an explanation as to why this is happening?

Thanks.

keval
 

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Ok, I'm in a bit of a panic. I've been having some trouble for the past month or so with my hard drive making a clicking sound before my laptop would freeze. I was just experiencing this about 15 minutes ago and proceeded to reboot. A chkdsk scan began running automatically. I can't remember everything, but there were a few orphaned files restored as well as some other things moved and deleted. When the computer finally started, I was hit with a barrage of "Bad Image" error messages and "____ program has stopped working" windows. Tried to run a system restore unsuccessfully.

My laptop is an HP with Windows Vista Ultimate SP2. These error messages only pop up only so far right upon windows starting up. I haven't explored much yet, except opening Firefox to look for support, and there I receive a JavaScript error.

Here are the error messages in the order that they pop up:

Avgtray.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.4016_none_d0893820442e7fe4\MSVCR80.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

Adobe Acrobat SpeedLaunder has stopped working.

AVG Tray Monitor has stopped working

HPHC_Scheduler.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.4016_none_d0893820442e7fe4\MSVCR80.dll is either ... Read more

A:Bad Image errors after chkdsk

hi i would back up my data etc and then go to the hdd makers support site and download the diagnostic tool and run it

edit sorry i should have said back up to a external hdd,or discs

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Hey guys,
First of all, I am sorry if this is the wrong place to start this thread, since i am new.
So, to the problem. The past few days my computer has been giving me many errors. The way it started were lag spikes. I had opened word to write a bit, and it started lagging alot. My computer has always been fast, and although it could sometimes slightly slow down, it was never this bad. I mean, it was slower than my old laptop with 1gb of ram. I saved and closed word, and went to task manager to troubleshoot if there were problems. All normal. I closed task manager, and went to the start menu to shut down, just in time to get a Bsod. Yes I would love to share any dump files, however i now barely can access it (I just managed to run cmd for a bit) since windows explorer keeps crashing. Ok, so the only thing i know about the bsod is that it gave me the "KERNEL_INPAGE_ERROR", giving the the error code 0x000007e(i think). Also what i noticed was that the error when explorer.exe crashes it gives me the InPage error too. A bit of Google searching easily revealed that the INPAGE ERROR is often related to hard drive problems.
Then, the next day, when i restarted the computer it went to chkdsk, (i never scheduled it) and scanned. What caught my eye was that it said "Recovering Orphaned File ### in directory ###, and it said there was not enough space on the drive" (where ### is was a random number that meant absolutely nothing to me) in some points. So the pr... Read more

A:ChkDsk errors keeps coming up

Darn it. chkdsk finally finished with the same bad clusters as the previous chkdsk that i ran the day before. I was about to retrieve the logs to post it here and got another bsod,

This is what it said on the bsod(I have made the text blue to distinguish it):
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

A process or thread crucial to the system has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003,0xFFFFFA8005A30060,0xFFFFFA8005A30340,0xFFFFF800031DE510)


Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xC0000185
Contact you system admin or technical support group for further assistance.


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I opened my laptop today and automatically a check disk scan ran (I did not set a chkdsk schedule). I received a lot of error while scanning. Errors looked like this: deleting corrupt attribute record (128, ""). Then (I think) chkdsk deleted "pagefile.sys". After continueing the chkdsk, it seemed to be stuck on step 2 of 3. Then I tried booting into safe mode. Still, it seems to hang after loading CLASSPNP.SYS. I ran Windows startup repair. I restarted my laptop then skipped the check disk. I successfully managed to boot normally. I ran SFC /SCANNOW and it says the it didn't find any integrity violations (or something like that). I tried running chkdsk. It found errors but requested me to schedule it at reboot. I tried doing this (the third user post). But I can't find any entry with "wininit" source. After "windows error reporting", "winlogon" is next. I tried running CrystalDiskInfo and it says that the drive health status is good with the temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. What should I do? Is my hard disk about to die?

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I have a 2 TB WD BLACK SATA drive in my computer.
For a couple of days while I was gone I ran chkdsk c: /r
Hoping to clear the dirty tag I get when I run ( fsutil dirty query c: )
When I came back the boot screen was up and I logged in .. the dirty tag is still there. I've run the WD utility and it shows the drive to be fine and all the bad areas tagged. I ran this at the CMD screen and as an administrator. The scan starts at the next boot.

This is round 2. I've already don't this with another drive which I removed and then installed the above mentioned drive. Any idea why the dirty tag will not clear. Thanks .. K

A:CHKDSK will not clear dirty tag after chkdsk c: /r ?

Hi there kdiver58 ,

It's a good idea to test the drive. Download WD DLG Support Answers. You can also have a look at this tutorial I think you will find it useful Check Disk - Reset

Hope that helps.

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My CHKDSK utility keeps reporting the same index errors over and over when run without /F, but when run with /F (which runs after a reboot) the errors are NOT fixed!!!!!
Typical messages
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting index entry Component.db in index $I30 of file 91595.
Deleting index entry COMPON~1.DB in index $I30 of file 91595.
Deleting index entry StartMenu.db in index $I30 of file 91595.
Deleting index entry STARTM~1.DB in index $I30 of file 91595.
Index verification completed.
 

A:CHKDSK just keeps refinding same errors not fixed by /F

Most likely you have failing sectors on the hard drive, run a chkdsk /r as described in this article, depending on the size of the drive how long it will take, be patient.

If chkdsk finds bad sectors, it will recover the data if it can and mark the bad sectors not to be used in windows.

If it does find bad sectors, I suggest you back up all your data and replace the hard drive before it fails completely.

http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5097

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In XP, as far as I know, the system has to restart in order to allow chkdsk to work on the drive.
Well, it takes a while and I miss the messages at the end of the test. I have no idea whether it corrected anything or whether everything turned up fine.
How can I have it wait for me to view the results? Or where can I find the results at?

Is there a way to run chkdsk in XP without rebooting? What happens if I attempt this in safe mode?
 

A:How to pause chkdsk so that you can see what errors may have occurred?

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My HP Pavilion a1740n with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit started failing almost 2 weeks ago. I have 2MB RAM and a 320 GB HD. I cannot logon. Selecting any account either does nothing or all I get is a rotating green and white horizontal bar at the bottom of my screen which never goes away. I have tried Startup Repair and have selected several different restore points so far. None have worked. I have started in Safe mode and was able to logon to my admin account. I have attempted to run chkdsk but it is not completing. It gets to about 18% and goes no further. I have been running as follows: chkdsk /f /r c:. As far as I can tell all personal data files seem to be intact (I have 4 user accounts). I have had best success running Startup Repair and and opening the CMD prompt window. I have Advanced System Care (ACS) installed to check my registry settings and I have had great success with ACS for about 18 months. After reading some bad reviews about Avast Free Antivirus I have uninstalled Avast from my system. I am uncertain what to try at this point. Do I just assume the HD is going bad and wait until I an afford to replace it? I have an old laptop that is adequate for the time being. My other problem is my system from HP did not come with the software disks for Vista. I attempted to create a restore disk several years ago, but I don't have much faith they will work even if I can find them after moving six times since it was created. I am tempted to use it as a boat anchor i... Read more

A:Windows Vista 32 bit chkdsk errors

Not good, sounds like the hard drive is ready to fail.
Right now, if you can, make an image of your hard drive with Macrium Reflect. If you need a new drive you can reinstall with the image.
Back up all your stuff for sure.
Dont worry, worse comes to worse, we can get you an ISO to burn and install disc. You do need at product key number.

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WinXPSP2

During a recent backup procedure I got an error message that said it could not read from certain sectors of the hard drive. I ran chkdsk on the C drive by using run/cmd/chkdsk c: and it said there were problems in the volume bitmap, and to run chkdsk with the /F option to repair them. I did, and rebooted the pc, and the scan started. It finished, but I didn't see any indication it had fixed anything. Ran chkdsk again, and same problem showed up.

Any help on what to do to fix these errors - chkdsk apparently can't!

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: chkdsk not fixing errors - what to do?

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My old Auslogics Disk Defrag had an option to check C: (system) drive for errors without having to run a boot chkdsk before defrag (the Only thing I liked about Aus!)-
It would come back and say Windows reports No errors...

I've uninstalled Aus, gone back to Much Better/faster WDD (One pass only!), and would like to be able to check for errors without running a boot chkdsk first (plays Havoc with my ESS AV...!).

I've Googled, but have Not been able to find a program that does this?
Does anyone know of such a program?

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So, in the midst of attempting to get rid of Privoxy (it had be hijacked to insert ads in webpages), I learned that I had some bad sectors on my drive. So, I ran chkdsk, and it told me I had 4kb in bad sectors. I did some research, and I couldn't find anything about it causing issues to use /f and /r, so I set it to run on startup. It hung at 24% for a long time then suddenly exited and the computer booted up. However, several programs showed issues right off the bat.. Have I messed up things? Is there any way to undo or fix them?

If I try to move files, it says the directory is corrupted or unreadable.
I would greatly appreciate any input.

A:Tried to fix files in bad sectors using chkdsk, now have errors..

Hi, I'll assume you're using a HDD as you don't actually say.

Grab a copy of Crystal Diskinfo (portable if you like so you can run it from a flash drive e.g.) run it on the drive you're concerned about and post the main screen (not loads of details) - this will give a GOOD/CAUTION/BAD report based on the SMART parameters.

In anticipation, I hope you have good backups. Ideally you will have already started to use disk imaging which we so often recommend here. If you have disk or system images, you will be able to quickly restore an image to a replacement disk, should yours prove to be failing. If you haven't yet started to use disk imaging and your hard drive is failing, the most likely outcome will be that you will need to get a new disk and do a clean install.

You cannot image a failing drive.

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hi all I have a really frusterating Hard Drive problem. Essentially XP will install but when it comes time to reboot to finish the install i get a flashing prompt with a black screen. The hard drive is able to format and can be seen by the setup disk but it will boot to no avail. I'll admit i havn't done fixboot or chkdsk /p, but essentially this drive is not leting me access jack. I get two different results for chkdsk on xp and on vista setup cd. when chkdsk /r on xp setup it says that the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.

When i try to install vista it actually fails and tells me a file is currupt and to run chkdsk on the HDD.

for vista when i go into cmd prompt from the install cd and enter C: it says cannot access specified drive. when i try to do chkdsk c: /r /x or chkdsk c: /r or chkdsk c: /f it says the volume is locked and write protected.

I'm not trying to retrieve any data here i'm simply trying to install a windows OS
when i try to install vista it says that a file is currupt and tells me to run chkdsk. Now i know that no file is currupt because i've used this disk on other computers to install vista.

currently i am running the hitachi advanced HD test, this will hopefully tell me if the drive is dead or not.

overall just a really frusterating problem

*as a strange side note theres another HD in the computer and it is behaving almost exactly the same. When it tries to reboot the first time after the xp intall it goes t... Read more

A:HDD Chkdsk errors with vista install

Hi GnubbyaBush

Try scanning your ram as well.

Memtest86 - Download Page

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I am not sure what it is. I put 4gb of memory in yesterday, and the computer HP1250n, crashed a couple times. Took 2GB out and it ran fine. But, I decided to put the 2gb back in and see what is up with it.
System sees 3.25GB, its set on system managed paging file as suggested and I have a 512MB video card.

A:Ran CHKDSK on my WXP 32 Bit system, recieved these errors?

Looks like some corrupted or orphaned files on the hard drive. Could be from bad memory or a drive going bad. I'd suggest backing up all important data before doing anything else.

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Hey im not sure if its a hardware issue or my windows is corrupt.
Pc specs:
Processor: intel core2 duo e6850
Motherboard: gigabyte n650SLI-DS4
Ram: generic 1gig
GFX card: Albatron GTS8800 640mb
PSU: Thermaltake 450w
Operating system: Windows XP

Ok basically I;ve been having monitor troubles where it would switch off randomly, so i've been restarting the computer manually regularly (which attribute to my problem). One time when i restarted it a few nights ago, it would reach the dekstop and just freeze, and now everytime i reach the desktop it freezes. Before it gets to the desktop everytime it asks me to do a chkdsk on my e: partition, previously it has asked for c: drive as well, and i left c: drive one run and it had errors, with e: partition it gets errors, and than after awhile it just says unspecified error has occurred and automatically loads to desktop which freezes. If i skip the chkkdsk, desktop still freezes. I can see icons, but none of the taskbar loads, and i cant click any of the icons. I tried loading it in safemode and when i go to load in safemode it stops at "press esc to skip SPTD.sys" and i cant get past here whether i leave it, or if i press esc, it just freezes here.
So i thought i might try just reformating my windows. I have a usb keyboard so i enable usb keyboard support in bios, put my cd in and boot by cd. The blue screen pops up and it loads the cd, but when it gets to the page where it says enter = installtion, r =repair, ... Read more

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I have this computer that keeps geting chkdsk errors. It also get ks stop errors with a black screen the dmp files say that it need's debug mode to pinpoint the cause hopfuly soon

A:chkdsk errors, BSoD with no screen

What is the model and name of your HDD (Hard drive)

Seagate, Western Digital?

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So, I have Windows 7 and it was running it's updates when I shut my computer down... And I accidentally pulled the plug on the computer and it shut down the next time I turned it on it said I have errors in my C: drive... I opened command prompt and changed my drive to D: and then did chkdsk C: and it said it found errors but it's in read only mode...and it said to restart my computer and it will run the utility again... so I did, and when I restarted it and it tried to run chkdsk again before the boot up screen it said "cannot complete chkdsk do a system restore" or something like that...and when I try to do a system restore it just tells me that I have errors in my C: drive and cannot complete a system restore and it gives me some error that I can't read....


Oh. And my laptop just happens to be 1 month out of warranty.

HELP!?

A:ChkDsk Utility: Errors in C drive!

Hi you can run chkdsk from the install or recovery disc Windows 7 & Vista - Running Checkdisk from a Boot CD/DVD or Windows Desktop there is some more info here in option 2 Disk Check - Windows 7 Forums

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I need some advice on the best way to approach a data recovery operation.

The HD in question is my boot drive, Windows XP, 1 TB.

A few days ago I rebooted my computer and came back to see CHDSK had auto started it ran for a few hours, I left it unattended most of the time, but from what I saw it was reporting/fixing a lot of bad sectors, deleting corrupt attribute records and deleting index entries. There was a LOT of activity.

Please don't ask if I have a recent backup... answering that question will only cause me a great deal of embarrassment and self-loathing

On completion it rebooted to the Windows login screen, after logging in I got a windows explorer error message and my desktop was blank and the only thing it was possible to do was open Task Manager (couldn't even open the Start menu). I rebooted into Safe Mode, got the windows explorer error again. I rebooted again and tried starting up using Last Known Good Configuration but this triggered CHDSK again after which it was no longer possible to boot to the Windows Login screen, I get a Blue Screen registry error. I tried using the Win XP disc to attempt a repair installation but this too gave a registry error.

At this point I realised (probably later than I should) that I was doing more harm than good and stopped, the computer has been off since then.

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A:Data Recovery help needed, Win XP CHKDSK errors

HiWe can make a boot CD that will allow us to take a closer look at the drive. We need to see if there is any damage recorded by the SMART settings and we need to see if it is formatted as a FAT filesystem or NTFS.Download the PartedMagic ISO for your computer (you probably need the one labeled "Most people will only need this file") ask me if you aren't sure.Instructions for making a Boot CDIf you don't already have CD Writing software, download and install Infrarecorderand place a blank CD in your CD writer then run InfrarecorderClick WRITE IMAGENavigate to the PartedMagic ISO that you downloaded and click the OPEN buttonClick the OK button and it should burn your CD. When it is done it will automatically eject the CD and you can close Infrarecorder, you can now use this CD to boot your computer.Instructions For Booting From The CDIf you have any trouble booting from the CD let me know the manufacturer/model of your computer and I'll help.When you boot the computer that has the bad drive connected to it with the PartedMagic CD that you made a menu will pop up, please select1. Default Settings (Runs from RAM)When it finishes booting you will notice that it looks kind of like a Windows desktop. The button in the lower left works like the START button in Windows XP and allows you to select and run various programs or shutdown the computer. To make things easy, I'll just refer to this as the START button.Check SMART status of driveAfter PartedMagic loa... Read more

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