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#1 chayisun

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:00 AM

Well I'm back. Once again, I plead for help... :thumbsup:

Another strange thing is happening......Had a problem with my Bell Security Manager, it showed as being corrupt and unreadable...Said to run ChkDsk Utility.

As for Bell Security Manager I removed it from system.

So, I ran the ChkDsk Utility. Said it would run disk check at startup....Restarted computer....Disk check started and then cancelled itself....Tried again, same result.

So, can't get disk check to run to completion...

Then I decided to try this:

Go to MY COMPUTER
right click local disk, which is "C"
to Properties
to Tools
to Error Checking
check Now box
check on Automatically fix file systems errors
Hit Start

At completion restart computer and got same result.....Begins disk check and cancels itself.

I am sitting at the computer, scratching my head and moaning....It is not a pretty sight.

Please, any ideas?

Much Thanks....

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:36 PM

Bad hard drive would be my guess...it takes a lot to prevent chkdsk from running when proper commands are used. You did it properly.

I would move all data files from the hard drive as soon as possible...and then download a diagnostic from the HD manufacturer's website...and run it on that drive, after I had backed up all the files I wanted from the current install.

I'd also take a look in Event Viewer and see if there are any errors recognized which mention any drive in the system.

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:37 PM

Many anti-virus programs embed themselves into the OS. Most of them offer removal tools to totally uninstall them. Bell Sympatico's is here:
https://securityservices.sympatico.ca
#8 on the list. I would also download #3 and check anything related to Bell Sympatico SECURITY and clean it up
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:15 PM

Thanks for the information. I contacted Bell and they sent instructions to remove and then re-install
the program.
Garmanma, those steps you gave me...Yep..Same as Bell, but I got yours waaaay ahead of Bell, who I contacted 48 hours ago....You should work for Bell.
Hamluis, I did as you said...Well, other than the "Hard Drive" data removal.....I shudder at that....And will carry on....Computers.....Geez, think I'll go back to pencil and paper.....However, I think I've forgotten how to write.....
Thanks folks.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:46 AM

Sorry..Back again...

I now get the following during some, but not all program start ups, such as REAL PLAYER and DEFRAG (which cancelled at 33% of analyzing...)

The File or directory WINDOWS/PREFETCH\RPS.EXE 0342293F.pf is
corrupt and unreadable.

Run chkdsk utility /f, which, of course I can't.

Is there anyway to fix the corrupt file?

By the way, even though it shows up at times for programs, the programs work, such as REAL PLAYER...

Much thanks for your help and time.....

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:23 AM

Try clearing the PreFetch folder: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...refetch-XP.html
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:50 PM

Hello again....Last night had a problem with the keyboard, wouldn't recognize some of the keys,
for example...m,n,a,s,r,t ...Anyway, long story short...bought a new keyboard, hooked it up
and turned on the computer...

Lo, and Behold...The Disk Ckeck, which wouldn't run at all, started and ran to completion.... :thumbsup:

So is it possible that the keyboard was causing the problem? Seems rather farfetched but I thought
I would post this in case anybody else has/had the same problem with disk check...

Now I'm waiting for the OTHER shoe to fall......sigh....

One other thing..no sign of corrupt files..yet.... :flowers:

Thanks all...... :trumpet:

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:35 PM

Could be...I don't believe that XP will boot without a keyboard attached, so (IMO) there's no predicting what a malfunctioning keyboard does to XP.

Glad you solved it :thumbsup:, happy computing.

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