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#1 Jove

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:29 PM

I am seriously considering wiping my Hard Drive on a CP 4300US the OS is a WXP-SP1 and I have been unable to
install SP-2, so I am checking the Hard Drive using the SP! Home Edition Complete Hard Drive Diagnostics.

Anyone have any experience with this OS program.

It has been running for 133 Mins, the normal time is 15 to 45 mins.

Any general advice at this point ?

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

Is the Compaq SP2 compatible? Check their website for issues.

Then, ensure that you get all the driver updates required for SP2. Even if the Compaq site doesn't have updates that are SP2 compatible - you can often download the drivers directly from the manufacturer to get this capability.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:25 PM

John,

Well I will check into the compatibility as you have advised, but the issue at this time is the present OS HD Condition.

Are you considering that I have switched or replaced the hard drive at on time, . . . .
the WXP-SP1 on this Compaq Presario 4300US may have issues when using there WXP Home Edition installed on their computer to Diagnose the HD using the on board Diag. Program, and if there are issues it is possible it may be do to the fact, that it may not be the Compaq Presario factory Hard Drive ?

I am not sure that you realize the system I am working with here is a WXPHE-SP1, whereby I am trying to prepare the computer for the SP2 installation and will check out your advice.

In any case the Complete Hard Drive Diagnostic has been on for 364 miniutes, it is standing at 80% and not going any further.

I have canceled this and will provide you with some information in the next post.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:29 PM

I am attempting to run>CHKDSK C: /R

I get this screen, is there anyone who can assist me in interpreting this ?


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I have run this from a restart, I don't know what it means by another process ?

I try to close it and I have to, Click End Now, otherwise it won't close.

If I type in Y for yes it does nothing ?

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:24 PM

If you type in Y for yes and press Enter, it sets the system to run chkdsk at the next boot. So you reboot and it'll run - you don't have to close the window unless you want to. Until you type Y or N and press Enter, the cmd window is still waiting for input and won't close. The reason for this is that Windows is using the drive and won't relinquish control of the drive while Windows is running - so it has to be done on the reboot before Windows loads (and locks the drive for it's own use).

Yes, I did get the fact that this system is an XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1 and that you are attempting to upgrade to Service Pack 2. The most common reasons for failures when attempting to upgrade to SP2 are:
1) BIOS issues (the least common of the 3, but still a concern)
2) Incompatible hardware drivers (drivers that were only designed for SP1 and aren't flexible enough to run under SP2)
3) Malware infections.

Edited by usasma, 21 December 2007 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:06 PM

If you type in Y for yes and press Enter, it sets the system to run chkdsk at the next boot. So you reboot and it'll run - you don't have to close the window unless you want to. Until you type Y or N and press Enter, the cmd window is still waiting for input and won't close. The reason for this is that Windows is using the drive and won't relinquish control of the drive while Windows is running - so it has to be done on the reboot before Windows loads (and locks the drive for it's own use).

Yes, I did get the fact that this system is an XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1 and that you are attempting to upgrade to Service Pack 2. The most common reasons for failures when attempting to upgrade to SP2 are:
1) BIOS issues (the least common of the 3, but still a concern)
2) Incompatible hardware drivers (drivers that were only designed for SP1 and aren't flexible enough to run under SP2)
3) Malware infections.


usama,
you are one of the good guys, I read the first sentence, I really could have used that yesterday, before I pulled out the HD and now have it in an External Enclosure it has never worked better.

It was starting to make some noises, where it was, so I am putting it to some good use now, and am hoping to clear up some problems with this CP-5300US.

I qouted you here as to just to compliment your efforts, thanks alot.

What I did do with that HD and its status at this time you will find here, I'm just now going to it since my BC e-m notification seems to be down these last few days.

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Removing Compaq 4300us Hd, Need Help

(That needs to be corrected it is a 4400US)

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