I'm a bit vexed, as I do not have a boot disk nor Recovery Console -- this machine shipped with a preload so I do not have MS OS disks. At the moment I do not have a recent backup -- too many moves, backup drives not handy. XP Pro SP3, drive sounds OK no known mechanical damage
I have some file system errors after swapping the battery when it was in sleep, not hibernate. I can't run CHKDSK at boot, it self-cancels despite repeated attempts.
What I've tried so for:
Ran CHKDSK within Windows, thus read-only. It found a modest number of errors.
Query with FSUTIL to check if the volume dirty bit is set as intended, yes.
Ran SFC/ scannow once. Don't know where the log is nor if it fixed anything.
Checked the registry BootExecute for the autocheck variable, when not set to scan read autocheck autochk *, if chkdsk was set is shows which drive and switch.
Ran a bad sectors check from within windows, just to "do something".
Ran chksdk /i again, just because. Result:
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Repairing Usn Journal file record segment.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
Set the /F bit again
Running Seatools short test. It's not very short.
Rebooting after this post
I'm out of ideas... err, out of ideas copy/pasted from Google IT Training ;-).
This can't be that hard... what can I do?