Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:17 PM
I'm new to the forum. I've got a problem with my computer that has me stumped.
My system: Studio XPS 8100. i5. 8GB ram. 750gb HD. ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB
Some background: A couple weeks ago I imported about 400 photos from my vacation into Lightroom 2. My computer lagged, and even though I would end the lightroom process, it would not help. I'd have to restart the computer. Everytime I opened LR, my computer would lock up. I figured the catalog was corrupted, I reverted to a backup and all was good. Until this weekend, while importing my photos it happened again. My computer seems to work fine until Lightroom is opened. I downloaded the latest version (trial) and tried again, no luck. (Note: Photoshop and games were running seamlessly)
While doing some research, someone suggested chkdsk. So I did, and that brings me to where I am now.
My problem: I scheduled a chkdsk at restart, and believe I checked off both options. The first 3 stages went by fast (1/2hr at the most), then at 12% of stage 4, chkdsk slowed almost to a halt. As of writing, it has been running for over 20 hours and is at about 298077/495856. It is probably worth noting that my 750gb hd is probably has probably about 400gb data, probably less.
How long is too long? I've read it may take awhile, but this seems like it is way too long.
I'm thinking it may be a issue with my hard drive and have no problem replacing it, but it seems weird to me that lightroom would cause the computer to lockup, while other programs are fine. Any other thoughts, tips or ideas?
Thanks in advance :D