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#1 rubby8892

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

I have a gateway computer running windows vista and when I try to start it up I get the following

 

Checking file system on C:

The type of the file systems is NTFS.

Volume label is OS.

 

A disk check has been scheduled.

Windows will not check the disk.

 

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...

An unspecified error occurred.

Windows has finished checking the disk.

 

It will not go past here.  I have tried to start it in safe mode and it freezes while running through the files.

 

 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

Please post the make and model of this computer.

 

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

 

Do you have the installation disc for your copy of Vista?


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

Gateway SA6

I was not able to boot in safe mode.

I do not have a disk.

 

However it just came up to the password screen and now it is at a black screen with cursor



It just came to the home screen.  



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

Do you mean the desktop when you say home screen?


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:53 PM

So, it did successfully load?

 

If so, please run sfc /scannow.

 

 The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

 
Click on the Start orb startorb_zps06e1f985.png, then type in cmd in the Search programs and files.
 
cmd will appear in Programs above, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.   
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.  
 
A page similar to the one below will open.
 
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Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.
 
If the scan finds no problem in the first portion of the scan it may stop, if it does not restart within five minutes type in exit and press Enter to stop the scan.
 
Then run chkdsk /r
 

Click on the Start orb startorb_zps06e1f985.png , type in cmd in the Search programs and files box.  When cmd is seen in Programs right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
You will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Type in chkdsk c:/r then press Enter.
 
You will receieve the message "CHKDSK cannot be run because it is in use by another process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?  <Y/N>".
 
Type in Y and press Enter.
 
Restart your computer to start the scan.
 
This will take a while to run, please be patient and allow it to complete the scan.
 

 


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

I wanted to let you know before I do that this is the most recent error I had gotten before this time

 

If I just let it go it will come to

 

Checking file system on C:

The type of file system is NTFS.

Volume label is OS.

 

A disk check has been scheduled

 

If I let that go it will fail.  If I stop it

 

Disk Checking has been cancelled.

Windows has finished checking the disk

...

 

Checking file system on D:

The type of file system if NTFS.

Volume label is DATA.

 

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.  You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.

Windows will now check the disk.

Corrupt master file table.  Windows will attempt to recover master file table from disk.






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