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#1 Gecko 1123

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:52 PM

I have a computer with Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. I think the file system might be corrupt. When I start the computer, I would get the Vista loading bar, and then I would get a black screen. Now when I start it, it gives me a screen to choose between normal startup and the built in startup repair program. If I choose startup repair, it freezes on the loading screen. Knoppix recognizes the hard drive and is able to mount it. If I try to use the Vista installation disk to repair the operating system, it freezes while running startup repair. According to Microsoft's help database, these are two signs of file system corruption. PcMinistry's EBCD doesn't have any helpful programs that support NTFS. Any help with this problem would be appreciated. It would also be nice if someone could find a bootable disk that has checkdisk on it. Thanks.

Edited by Gecko 1123, 04 June 2008 - 04:54 PM.

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OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:04 PM

The Startup Repair disk has chkdsk built into it as one of it's checks.

File corruption can be caused by many things - so I'd first suggest running a diagnostic on your hard drive. You can download a free test from the website of your hard drive manufacturer.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:18 PM

I ran the diagnostic CD's quick test. Result: read element failure.
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CPU: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS
Motherboard: Intel 975X
RAM: 2x Samsung 1024MB DDR2-666 SDRAM and 2x Samsung 512MB DDR2-666 SDRAM
Hard Drive: 500GB WD5000AAKS
Monitor: LG L1960TR
Sound: Intel 82801G High Definition Audio
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:43 PM

Problem solved. The hard drive was fried. Time to make use of my warranty...
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CPU: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS
Motherboard: Intel 975X
RAM: 2x Samsung 1024MB DDR2-666 SDRAM and 2x Samsung 512MB DDR2-666 SDRAM
Hard Drive: 500GB WD5000AAKS
Monitor: LG L1960TR
Sound: Intel 82801G High Definition Audio
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit




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