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Chkdsk Fails For "unspecified Error"


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#1 tcbva

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:46 AM

My computer is running Windows XP Media Edition. When it starts up I get the message that my disk needs to be checked for consistency and that chkdsk will run. It starts and then says chkdsk failed for an unspecified error. Since the error is "unspecified" I have no idea where to start to figure out the problem! My computer seems to run fine once Windows is up. Would inconsistency indicate that my hard disk may be getting ready to fail? Any insight into this problem would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 10:08 AM

You can do a couple of things to check out your hdd, go to my computer, right click on you hdd (this usually is your C drive), click on properties, click on the tools tabb, and under Error-checking click on Check now. This will show you if you have any bad sectors.

You can find out the make and model of you hdd by following the same instructions above except in properties click on the hardware tabb. With this information you can go to the manufacturers web site and download their diagnostic tool, you will need to transfer that to a CD. You should go into the BIOS and make the CD-ROM the first device in the boot order so that the CD you made will boot. After you boot from the CD it should prompt you to run the diagnostics.

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