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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:23 AM

I have been having some weird problems on my laptop. I first did a memtest using memtest86 4.0 and that came up clean. I am now doing a disk check and it was progressing fine till now. the screen says stage 5 of 5 97% (82135612 of 84678825 free clusters processed) for over and hour and the HDD light is no longer on. any advice as to what I should do? I have heard that forcing the system to reboot during a disk check can ruin your system so I don't want to do that.

CPU = Intel i7 950
Motherboard = Asus P6X58D
RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
Power Supply = Corsair AX1200W
Graphics Card = GTX 580 2-way SLI


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:28 AM

Well, it's true that forcing a reboot during checkdisk can cause hd problems, but if it's not running it's not running. Go ahead and force the reboot. Then go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download their diagnostic utility, burn it to cd, boot to it and run it. See if you have better luck.

BTW, may I assume you are running chkdsk /r ?

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:31 AM

no I used the check disk option from the GUI c-> properties -> Tools -> check Now and I chose both options. then it said I needed to reboot I did that and its been sitting at this black screen for almost 3 hours now.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:33 AM

Okay, that's fine. Here's how I do it though: 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.

Meanwhile, go ahead and force the reboot then get the oem's diagnostic and run it.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:43 AM

oem's diagnostic is that the diagnostic disk from the manufacturer?

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

Sorry - yes (oem = original equipment manufacturer).

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

thanks for your help. it told me I should consider replacing the drive. I looked up the specs its a SATA II 5200 rpm drive so I'm getting another one same specs but different manufacturer. until then the drive seems to be working as well as it did before so I will be able to backup all my stuff. thanks for the help your a lifesaver.

CPU = Intel i7 950
Motherboard = Asus P6X58D
RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
Power Supply = Corsair AX1200W
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:51 PM

Glad to help.




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