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Wont Get Past 88% Of The Disk Check


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#1 nein51

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:49 PM

So, at some point the computer crashed, when you reboot using anything other than the shutdown procedure it brings up the check disk screen. It wont get past 88%...now I have been avoiding it by just hitting a key to escape the sequence but that is getting pretty annoying. Anyone got any clues?

If I run check disk from the command promt is FLIES through just fine, BTW.

Computer is a home built job, AMD Athlon 2100+ running Windows XP Home Edition.

Any and all help is much appreciated.

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#2 nein51

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:52 PM

Oh yeah, you cannot run chkdsk /f from the command prompt, tells me the volume is in use!

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:52 PM

Does it find anything when running with a command prompt?

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 04:38 PM

Can you elaborate? It finds the drives just fine . It tells me the file type, gives the volume SN and tells me the size of the \hiberfil.sys entry is not valid.

Also says:
\WINDOWS\TASKS\SA.DAT is crosslinked on allocation 3

Crosslink resolved by copying, then some jumble about Orpans being truncated.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:49 AM

It is my understanding that it can't be run effectively while in use - that's why Windows does it on a reboot before Windows starts.

How much space is left unused on the drive?

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 08:38 PM

:thumbsup: You could try a program called Spinrite it is a disk scan/repair utility although it is not a free one I have used it with good results in the past.

Hope this helps

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:47 PM

Spinrite and all the GRC software is exceptionally good.

Edited by Enthusiast, 05 March 2006 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:46 AM

There is loads of space unused on the drive, 9 or 10 GB worth.

I will look into Spinrite.

It is just exceptionally annoying, the computer actually runs pretty well it is just a mother to start it up and have to sit there (yeah, I know complaining about seconds out of a day, I realize how petty that sounds).

I suppose I could always ask the Microsoft folks but they have been good for exactly nothing in the past.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:58 AM

:thumbsup: You could try a program called Spinrite it is a disk scan/repair utility although it is not a free one I have used it with good results in the past.

Hope this helps


You can get Spinrite 5.0 documentation here as freeware
SpinRite 5.0:
http://www.grc.com/freepopular.htm

Edited by Enthusiast, 08 March 2006 - 08:59 AM.





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