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#1 sausage

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:35 AM

First off, last night I went downstairs to check if the computer was torrenting anything and noticed it had a Delayed Write Error, and was completely frozen. So I shut it off and went back upstairs. This morning my brother tries to turn on the computer and it bluescreens giving an NTFS system file as the culprit. He restarts, tries again and it gets stuck after logging in, before the desktop loads. He gets frustrated and goes to bed, I try again with similar luck. None.

I have considered running CHKDSK but I'm not sure if that would help. Suggestions?

EDIT: Windows XP SP3

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:00 AM

Do you hear any clicking noises from the Hard Drive?
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:54 AM

Chkdsk /f may help and I would suggest trying it if you can.
It could take a considerable amount of time so let it run through completion.

However, if the drive is clicking its failed and should be replaced.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:38 PM

It doesn't click, it grinds, and it has for 2 or 3 years. and I ran chkdsk /f and it turned on, we'll see if it decides to commit ritualistic suicide.




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