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#1 c_lopes

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:20 PM

when i booted up this morning, my computer running windows xp professional, the chkdsk utility did its auto chk thing and i didn't hit any key to stop it when i was prompted. i figured that it must have auto started for a reason. i stepped away from my computer to give it time to do its thing and when i returned an hour later it was still going through the 3 phases. I sat to watch it and it just continued to run over and over again ending with a positive outcome.

So i shut the computer down manually, and then pressed the button again to start it back up. This time i hit any key when prompted by the chkdsk utility to stop it before it starts and it avoided the continuous running of the utility. i went to the event viewer and read in the system logs something about the ntfs file structure being corrupted.

i next went to cmd prompt to run the chkdsk utility with the /f switch in hopes of repairing this problem. An error message 'chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process..........' is the response.

the last thing i did was reboot to see if by some chance it would start o.k. and of course the first of the 3 phases of chkdsk started running and never stopped. It just keeps going through the phases continuously.

do you know what the next steps would be to solving this problem? :thumbsup:

thanks~!!

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#2 mobil1_oils

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 07:08 PM

Run all 5 stages of chkdsk. Open up the command line (start>run>cmd) then type chkdsk /r, it will tell you it cannot be locked because its in use, then hit y and enter for it to run at next reboot. When you reboot it will run all 5 stages, it will take a few hours to complete, and let it run right to the end, so i'd suggest doing it before you go to bed. That will scan and attempt to recover and repair any bad sectors on the disk.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:09 PM

thank you mobil1_oils, i will try this now and let you know the outcome tomorrow. i had already tried the exact steps except i used the /f switch. when i did hit 'y' at the prompt and rebooted, it didn't do anything different. it still loaded the 3 stage chkdsk and kept repeating them. hopefully the /r switch is what i need.

thanx again........

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:52 PM

I use both the /f and /r switches when I run chkdsk (a force of habit from long ago).

Unfortunately, if it doesn't stop the chkdsk from running - then there's an issue with the "dirty" bit being set on your hard drive. I say unfortunately because there's no published fix (although I imagine with enough knowledge you could locate the bit(s) on the hard drive and change it with a disk editor). So, the only "fix" is to format the hard drive and start over from scratch.
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