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#1 Silverbow

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 10:47 AM

Happy Monday!

Well, sort of.

I'm having an interesting dilema with Check Disk that I'm hoping
someone can solve for me.

While operating in normal mode, I went into the Check Disk utility
and selected both option boxes. When I clicked OK, I got the following message:

The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs
exclusive access to some windows files on the disk. These files can be accesed
only by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur
the next time you restart your computer?


I clicked yes, and restarted. Upon re-boot, I get another real short message saying
that C could not be accessed and that the check could not be completed. So I just
blew it off.

Well now, on every start-up or restart, it's still trying to perform the check.

So, just for grins and giggles, I booted into safe mode (or atleast attempted to).

Now, when attempting safe mode, the computer freezes up during the driver list load.
It never makes it fully into safe mode.

So, either...
A. How do I stop Check Disk from attempting the check, or
B. How do I make it finish the check so it stops attempting

Side note: System restore points were turned off, so that's not an option.

Thanks!!!

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:36 AM

Was there a problem before trying to run check disk? Just a couple of things come to mind. Are you running out of free space on your HDD? Have you cleaned your temp files, etc.? Defragmented? Maybe someone else will have better info after this bump.

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#3 Silverbow

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

No, there is no current problem with HDD. I frequently do a routine
of dumping temp files, defrag, etc. HD was getting full (I do a lot of
work using hi-res satellite images). So I just used the Check Disk
as an add on to the routine just to make sure everything was okay.

This was the first (and last) time I'll use it. I promise!

I only go into safe mode for minimum time to get rid of some
files during my routine. Hopefully I'll be able to get in there again.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:07 PM

what about system restore to before the problem started
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:16 PM

I had system restore turned off at the time (unknowingly) :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:35 PM

questions;
- are you getting into normal mode but not safety mode
- could one still do a repair with xp cd
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:00 PM

Yes, Normal Mode works just fine. Just can't get into Safe Mode.

Computer freezes up after listing drivers loaded. I'm assuming
it is trying to run the check disk on the safe mode restart.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:13 PM

how do you know it is freezing checkdisk takes hours, the screen will go black and your will read 'war and peace' before it end but it normally does, also what is the run atribute you have used here, chkdsk /f /r

unless someone has a better idea I would leave it frozen in safemode overnight
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:21 PM

Let me re-word this.

I would assume that it would get further into Safe Mode instead of
stopping on the driver list. So when I say froze up, I say that in
terms of it not going fully into Safe Mode. However, this may be the
proper stopping place while it does the check.

In regards to the run attribute, I have not manually gone into to this
step. I'm using the option of:
Right click on C Drive
Selecting Properties
Selecting Tools Tab
Selecting Error Checking


Do you think doing a run cmddsk /f would be a route to go?

Leaving it alone to see if it goes into Safe Mode over night may be
an option as well.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:23 PM

I guess another question to ask is, why is it not
completing the check, even when I reboot in
normal mode?

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:46 PM

runbox command
- paste: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the computer(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be lost before hours later the
- computer arrives at the welcome screen)


While running chkdsk with only the /f option is faster, it will only fix errors, not recover any lost data. However, using only the /f option on a similar 60GB hard drive with half the drive filled with data will only take about twenty minutes.



getting into ever deeper water
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_158675.aspx

Edited by fleamailman, 09 October 2006 - 01:51 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:54 PM

Since I haven't lost any data, I think I may go with
the advice in the link you posted. I appreciate the
advice you've given. After doing the brain surgery,
I'll post my results.

Thanks Flea!

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:09 PM

Edited to say......

Thanks Flea. The article instructions worked like a charm.
Got exactly the results I was looking for.

Edited by Silverbow, 09 October 2006 - 09:01 PM.





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