Hello- I am having issues with the 'Chkdsk' function. I am using XP Pro x86 SP3, avast! Internet Security 2012, and the install of the OS is fairly recent. There have been no malware attacks, although the AV has blocked a couple of minor things. I have run 'SFC.exe /scannow' with the OS CD and reapplied a few updates. It doesn't matter where I run the 'Chkdsk' from- 'My Computer>C:>Properties>Tools', etc. or 'cmd'> 'chkdsk /r'- the results are the same. Upon restart, the 'Chkdsk' runs fine, auto reboots, and the blue screen comes up notifying completion and the volume is clean. Now here is where things start going wrong. At this point, the restart continues, and the screen is black with a white movable cursor that changes to a white hourglass (working) and stays there- forever! The only way I can get out of this is via a hard shutdown, start, F8 to select last known good configuration. I have run MemTest and SeaTools and everything checks out. I haven't really changed any progs or settings since the 'Chkdsk' last functioned properly. The only things that come to mind are, 1)Advanced System Care Pro utility and, 2) avast! self protection module in the AV suite. This module induces a false note when changing anything in 'msconfig', saying something about administrative privileges. I just knock that window down and continue on with whatever changes made being effective(?).
Could someone kindly help me with this issue?... I would greatly appreciate it!