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Win XP laptop stuck after CHKDSK


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#1 DrewLow

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:08 PM

I got someone's old laptop with Win XP on it.  It has a lot of problems which I was going to ask for help in another thread, but now I have a new problem.

 

I ran a CHKDSK while in Windows, and it told me it couldn't complete in read only mode.  I set it to run the next time Windows starts.  Now it's in an endless cycle of scanning.  It will scan (which takes hours), reboot and scan again.  If I hit a button to skip the scan, it hangs and won't start Windows.  If I try to boot to Safe Mode, it hangs as well.

 

The last thing to load before it hangs while booting to Safe Mode is:

WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\aswRvrt.sys

 

I'm lost, I don't know what to do at this point.  Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

Drew


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

I'd suggest posting over in the XP forums as I haven't worked with that in many years.

Here's a link to it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/56/windows-xp-home-and-professional/


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 11:50 AM

Best idea here is to replace the hard disk and do a fresh install of XP.  Then, you can connect your old drive with an adapter and drag-and-drop all your data to the new drive. Cheers.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 12:30 PM

Best idea here is to replace the hard disk and do a fresh install of XP.  Then, you can connect your old drive with an adapter and drag-and-drop all your data to the new drive. Cheers.

 

I got the laptop from someone else, and I can't afford a new hard drive.  Even if I could, I have no installation discs.

 

I've been able to get into Windows now, but still running slow.  I'll ask for help in the other forums.

 

Thanks for the help.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

No problem, but it's going to keep running slow until the disk is replaced.  You can always run CHKDSK /R from the command prompt, then hit Y and reboot, but this is a temporary fix.  Cheers.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:12 AM

No problem, but it's going to keep running slow until the disk is replaced.  You can always run CHKDSK /R from the command prompt, then hit Y and reboot, but this is a temporary fix.  Cheers.

 

When I ran CHKDSK last time, I got stuck in a never ending loop.  It would run the scan, find no errors, reboot and run the scan again, repeat, repeat, repeat.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:27 AM

That means it can't repair the issue.  If check disk can't fix your problem, you need to replace the hard drive.  Cheers.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:44 AM

Please download Parted Magic here. Burn the iso to CD on a Windows 7 computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. If a Windows 7 computer is not available use Imgburn to create the bootable disk. Depending on the age of the computer, you may be able to use the iso with Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive instead. If using Rufus select MBR as a partition scheme and where you see FreeDos in the dropdown box select iso image and click the folder icon. Browse to the Parted Magic iso file and press start. Backup any data you have on the flash drive as it will be formatted.

 

After booting to the Parted Magic Desktop double click the Disk Health icon. It may be called Gsmart Control. Do a short test. If it passes do the long generic test. Save the results as a text file and post the results. Look under the attributes tab for any pink or red rows.

 

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:49 AM

Please download Parted Magic here. Burn the iso to CD on a Windows 7 computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. If a Windows 7 computer is not available use Imgburn to create the bootable disk. Depending on the age of the computer, you may be able to use the iso with Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive instead. If using Rufus select MBR as a partition scheme and where you see FreeDos in the dropdown box select iso image and click the folder icon. Browse to the Parted Magic iso file and press start. Backup any data you have on the flash drive as it will be formatted.

 

After booting to the Parted Magic Desktop double click the Disk Health icon. It may be called Gsmart Control. Do a short test. If it passes do the long generic test. Save the results as a text file and post the results. Look under the attributes tab for any pink or red rows.

 

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Or you could just install HDSentinel.  Cheers.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:00 AM

HDSentinel needs to be installed and the OP can't login to Windows. HDSentinel needs to be purchased and PartedMagic is free.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:42 AM

HDSentinel needs to be installed and the OP can't login to Windows. HDSentinel needs to be purchased and PartedMagic is free.

 

Yeah, you got me on that one.  +1 JohnC_21



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:30 PM

HDSentinel needs to be installed and the OP can't login to Windows. HDSentinel needs to be purchased and PartedMagic is free.

 

I posted earlier that I can get into Windows now, Post #4.  This isn't a hard drive issue.  The hard drive is fine, I've ran tests on it, plus multiple virus/malware scans, no problems.

 

I downloaded and installed a temperature monitor, and I believe the problem is overheating.  It throttles down when it gets too hot.  I will check the heat sink and fan to see if one of them is the culprit.

 

I appreciate the help!

Drew


Edited by DrewLow, 31 July 2015 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:48 PM

HDSentinel needs to be installed and the OP can't login to Windows. HDSentinel needs to be purchased and PartedMagic is free.

 

OK, I decided to check the hard drive, just in case.  I don't have a CD, so I used the USB program.  Booted to the USB and nothing happened.  There was no program to run.  I went back and got the CD ISO, extracted that to my USB drive, but again, no program to run.  There are no EXEs, or anything to run a program from the ISO or the USB version.

 

So I'm stuck.  I guess I'll try to find a hard disk program that's free on CNet.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

You can use Rufus to boot a USB flash drive but because you can login to Windows, GsmartControl is available for Windows here.

 

http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/Downloads



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:15 PM

You can use Rufus to boot a USB flash drive but because you can login to Windows, GsmartControl is available for Windows here.

 

http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/Downloads

 

I think you missed my point in my last post.  I booted to the USB drive fine, but there was no program to run in DOS after it booted.  There's no EXE or COM or anything to run for HDSentinel.  I'll try GsmartControl.

 

EDIT:  I just went to the page you linked to for GsmartControl.  It's for Linux, I'm running Windows XP.


Edited by DrewLow, 02 August 2015 - 10:18 PM.





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