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Disk Check Stops And I Need To Restart

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#1 rixmaestro


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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:40 AM

Everytime I'll open my PC, there will be a part that a blue screen will appear and that disk checking is recommended. At first, I did not cancel it. The step 1 run smoothly but it stops in step 2. It is already 15 minutes but there is still no progress (step 2: 0%). That's why I decided to restart my PC and to cancel it everytime I'll open my PC. I haven't done anything to solve this problem because I don't have the knowledge. I hope I can fix it with out reformatting my PC.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:15 AM

Disk Checking usually takes 1 hour minimum unless you have a clean drive. I have done disk checking for a long time. The scan disk utility is used to check for bad sectors and harddrive problems.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:26 AM

Let it run when no one else will be using the computer. Overnight or if no one will be home during the day. If after that length of time it is still stalled, you'll know something isn't working correctly.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:49 PM

In general the disk check that you describe is the result of the "dirty" bit being set on the computer's file system (on the hard drive). The only way to stop it is to allow the disk check to complete.

If it never completes, then there's an issue with the file system on your computer - and you should run chkdsk /f /r To do this, go to Start...Run...and type in "chkdsk /f /r" (without the quotes) and press Enter. It'll tell you that it can't do it now and will ask to do it at the next reboot. Select "Y" for yes and then reboot - it should run and fix the file structure.

Some problems will, occasionally, result in the "dirty" bit remaining set - and the only easy cure for that is a format of the hard drive (which would erase everything that's on it).
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:51 PM

I bet if you were running just chkdsk on CMD during windows environment would also results as the same..jams after second part scanning. My advice is the same with others, let it scan you drive fully. And before it does, get rid of any old temporarily files and prefetchs. Do a "cleanmgr" or even better do it manually that is faster. Hope that will help.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:35 PM

As someone alluded to...the larger the hard drive or partition being checked...and the more the partition needs it...the longer it will take. You need to let it run to completion.

I usually do a check on my large drives (250/500GB) with lots of video files...overnight.


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