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Is this chkdsk working or not?


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#1 DelphicScorpion

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:15 AM

I used this: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html after reading a suggestion on another thread about freezing. I tried the first option, and when the computer booted up it showed a check disk screen, but then went black and booted up like normal. The website said it should take around 20 minutes, so I have a feeling it didn't work. So I tried option 4 because that seemed easiest, and I downloaded, hit Merge, yes, okay, etc. and it didn't really do anything at all. Just closed out.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

Right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type:chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:35 PM

Thank you, that worked. But it had a problem. I rebooted and it ran like it was supposed to, but I came back 3 or 4 HOURS later, and it was on 90 percent complete, and not doing anything. 30 minutes later and nothing had changed, so I manually rebooted, and it tried to scan again but I told it not to. It was on step 5 of 5, 90 percent.

What could be wrong?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:45 PM

It sounds like it found some file\disk corruption and was attempting to fix it. Depending on the extent of the corruption it may take some time to repair. Or may be unable to.

I understand the need to have it finish so you can regain the use of the PC but by forcing the shut-down more corruption may have been caused.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

Oops. I'll leave it while I'm at work tomorrow then. I thought it had frozen.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:11 AM

By the way, interrupting checkdisk can often cause problems.




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