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Disk Check Freezes on Re-boot + Vista

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#1 Dawn Rager

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

I'm trying to clean out a Toshiba Satellite laptop (just a few years old) so my daughters can use it as a desk computer. It's running slow (Vista, SP2), so I've been trying to tinker with it to clean it out and get it up-to-speed for them. Problem is, I've been trying to do a "check disk" on start up, but it continually freezes when it gets to the last stage (4 of 5). It's incredibly frustrating. Any idea how I can get it to completely run through?

Thanks for your help,

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

Well, the fact that chkdsk is not completing may indicate a problem with the drive (I assume you are running chkdsk /r).

Hard Drive Diagnostics:
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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