My 6 year old Lenovo laptop running Win XP Home is taking lot of time to boot up. It complains every time I boot that some part of hard disk has been corrupted and asks me to run Chkdsk. I can understand why it is screwed up. Besides it being archaic, thanks to my toddler who often bangs it whenever he feels like!
But I have no option but to live with with it at least until this Christmas, when I am hoping to get a Lenovo Thinkpad loaded with Win 8.
My dilemma is whether or not to run Chkdsk. Because now it starts despite complaining. Just that it takes lot of time to boot and sometimes it boots and then shuts down itself and reboots. I have to be very patient and really try couple of times. Sometimes it freezes despite starting up windows. I am happy with it for the time being until I upgrade.
I also have a dual-boot and use Grub to load Ubuntu hardly anytime.
I just want to get it going for 4 more months. I don't want to regret running Chkdsk if it really screws up my PC and kills it. Some advice please? Thank you.