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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:32 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:33 AM
chkdsk (chkdsk /f is one option) can be run from the Recovery Console which it seems, you already have installed on the system to boot into. HOWEVER ... given some of your "crazy boot errors" ... I recommend that you first run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility, because I suspect your hard drive may be failing.
I've gotten a blue screen that tells me run chkdsk /f but if I can't boot xp that does me no good.
Edited by AustrAlien, 14 September 2011 - 06:24 PM.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:44 PM
What is the brand (manufacturer's name) of the hard drive in question?
Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:14 PM
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:23 AM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:09 AM
The SeaTools diagnostic utility is the definitive test of a Seagate hard drive: If it says the hard drive has a problem, then it is time to get a new hard drive to replace the failed one and move forward. You will not always be offered the option to repair the hard drive. I am guessing from what you wrote in your first post about not having installation disks for the system, that you would probably like to consider the possibility of cloning the existing Windows system on the failing hard drive to a new good hard drive. With that in mind, I will post the following information for you to consider ....
your seagate hard drive has failed an important diagnostic test, possibly caused by problem sectors which are difficult to read. ...Back up your data.... Repair was unsuccessful on the hard drive.
Edited by AustrAlien, 15 September 2011 - 01:10 AM.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:32 PM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:16 PM
Yes, that would be a fine choice.
If I decide to do the clone, would this be an appropriate hard drive?
Edited by AustrAlien, 15 September 2011 - 06:16 PM.
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