Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:07 PM
I had used my computer on Tuesday morning, let the computer shutdown. Came home from work yesterday and booted it and received this daunting message. I restarted the computer and then it somehow ran a chkdsk /r without me telling it (knowingly). After about 20 minutes or so, computer started normally and all my information was still there as if it was a regular startup. Running XP Pro on desktop computer.
My questions are:
1.) Why did this BSOD show up in the first place? I thought my hard drive was failing, but it booted and is still running fine. Thankfully, I've been backing up/storing my important documents on 2 external drives, but I'd really hate to lose this computer
2.) Is there anything I can do now that the computer is up and running like various diagnostics, etc. I currently use SpeedFan and checked both hard drives S.M.A.R.T. data. Both drives rate highly for performance and fitness; I can post results if anyone would like to see them.
3.) I haven't powercycled my computer since it came on yesterday afternoon, and needless to say, I'm afraid to cause any damage to an already compromised computer. Should I have it restart at any point and just hope?
Thanks ahead of time for any info