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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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Windows XP - Black screen after boot logo

When Windows XP boot screen finished, a black screen remains. Now what I've tried: Using the Windows XP disk and the console(R)-option. Then there I started chkdsk /r and fixboot and fixmbr. It all ...
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cannot correct errors with chkdsk

Cannot correct the following conditions. XP Home SP3. I have tried just about everything ... chkdsk /f, chkdsk /r, chkdsk /P, chkdsk /v .. using XP recovery console where needed. Have spend several ...
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How do I stop a CHKDSK infinite loop?

I started up my Windows XP box last weekend after it had been off for quiet a while, at least a few months. At first, when I started it up I received a blue screen with no message, and it restarted. I ...
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Unmountable boot volume xp - halfway the loading screen

Power went off. When I rebooted I started receiving unmountable_boot_volume on windows loading screen (that is windows started loading progress bar and all, then stopped, kept trying to read some file ...
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How to cancel CHKDSK while it's running on windows XP?

Whenever I have to manually shut off my computer, the next time it starts it runs CHKDSK. This takes forever and it never finds anything. Anyways, it's running right now and it will be a while before ...
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WinXP Hangs After Loading Mup.sys

Hardware: Dell Dimension 2400 2x 80Gb HHD (Drives C and E) Booting normally results in the system hanging at the Windows loading screen where the blue dots pass by. I booted into Safe Mode and ran ...
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615 views

How can I rename a corrupt file without using CHKDSK?

How can I rename a corrupt file without using CHKDSK? It's a remote PC and I am not allowed to reboot it. Is there a way to fix or rename the file without rebooting?
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WinXP - forced root filesystem check skipped during reboot

The forced system drive (or root filesystem or in this case c:) filesystem check by HDD properties->tools->check now or by chkdsk c: /f is not executed at the next reboot. I'm aware I could check the ...
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189 views

Safe mode boot with no change on screen but ongoing hard disk activity - why?

I have a machine with a dying hard drive - bad sectors are starting to multiply :-( The first sign (24 hours ago) was that it had an unmountable boot volume. At this time, I tried booting to safe ...
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4answers
830 views

Windows undetectable after interrupted chkdsk

I have a computer that is running Windows XP. For some reason, the other day it wouldn't start giving me the following message: "ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt" So I put the XP disc in the tray ...
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Windows XP - CHKDSK runs on every boot

Since 6th October I'm facing CHKDSK at boot problem on Windows XP SP3 machine. At every CHKDSK I get this message at log: CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... Usn Journal verification completed. ...
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Why does Windows run CHKDSK on every boot?

Every time I turn on my PC, I get the following message: Checking file system on E: The type of the file systen is NTFS. One of your disks need to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk ...
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How to run CHKDSK on Windows XP when XP won't start

My Gateway running Windows XP attempts to start Windows, but then restarts and won't ever finish loading Windows. I'd like to run CHKDSK to see if its a bad sector. However, since it can't load ...
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chkdsk (WinXP) keeps reporting errors but chkdsk (Vista/Win7) reports no errors

this is happening on 1 of my users WinXP notebook. in WinXP: I did a "chkdsk c: /F" chkdsk runs during the next reboot, fixes errors and completes successfully. however subsequent "chkdsk c:" checks ...
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How did chkdsk repair a failing drive (ntfs) that was even flapping in the bios? [closed]

One of my client PC's blue screened overnight and wouldn't boot. The system post was hanging also for about 10 seconds trying to find the drive. System would not boot afterwards saying "inaccessible ...
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What should I do when chkdsk “cannot open volume” during restart?

On my my Windows XP SP3 box, when running Windows normally, from the command prompt I type chkdsk C: /R (or, equivalently, in Windows Explorer, right-click on the C: drive->Properties->Tools->Check ...
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How to save chkdsk results to a .txt file?

Is there a way to get the results of chkdsk with the /f switch to a .txt file instead of having to go to the event viewer? EDIT: I want to get the output of what chkdsk fixed, not just what errors ...
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Is it safe to use 'chkdsk.exe' of the Windows 7 DVD on Windows XP? Repair mode is unable to output to log

Because it's newer and hopefully has fewer bugs, I'd like to run chkdsk.exe not from my Windows XP, but from the Windows 7 DVD. While I could simply boot from it, copying it to the hard drive would ...
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Why can't I repair my Windows XP installation? Partitioned [unknown] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP DELL laptop? I have a computer that I need to do a installation repair on. It's running a SATA drive and ...
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589 views

chkdsk won't work on secondary drive

I have a secondary drive in a USB caddy attached to my WinXP SP3 laptop. Occasionally I will receive a system tray warning that the 2nd drive contains errors, and to run chkdsk. The drive is NTFS, ...
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Windows xp: I want chkdsk to run at every boot

I've seen different question about how to stop this behaviour but I really want it to happen. I have a videopoker machine that gets turned off brutally from an external power button so often I can get ...
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5answers
304 views

diagnose “corrupt file” problems

My computer has been crashing the last couple weeks pretty regularly (at least once a day). A lot of times things I do will display a little notification in the bottom right saying something about a ...
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XP CHKDSK finds error when run in OS or safe mode, but does not find errors using /F on restart

I have an XP system that reports "CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap" when CHKDSK is run from the normal XP environment or from command-line safe mode. When I ...
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What would cause a PC to shut down while still supplying power to certain components?

This is an HP Pavilion 533w running Windows XP. According to the owner, it's been working fine since 2002 (yeah, it's pretty old, but I'd like to fix it if I can). Then, just recently, it started ...
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How to run chkdsk if I can't boot to Windows

I have a NTFS partition with Windows XP but it has bad sectors and it can't boot. It's a SATA drive and the Windows CD can't access it because it's missing it's drivers, I don't have a floppy drive ...
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873 views

If I chkdsk a partition, does it scan the entire drive for errors?

If I run a windows chkdsk on a single partition and tell it to check for errors at boot time, does it check the entire physical drive, or just that partition? So if you have a dual boot and tell ...
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2answers
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Where are the results of the XP Disk Error Checking utility logged?

Last Friday, before I left work, I started a disk error check using the GUI found on the Tools tab of the disk properties. I checked the boxes for "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for ...
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Windows XP not able to boot after loading isapnp.sys driver

When i power on my DELL Latitude E6400 laptop running on Windows XP SP3, i get a black screen and hangs after that. So I tried to boot through safe mode which hangs after loading the driver ...
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2answers
491 views

why does chkdsk always report errors on a bad shutdown

Once in a while, Windows XP hangs on my laptop (usually when going into standby or hibernate and occasionally on startup) and I have to forcefully poweroff. Ususally chkdsk never runs automatically (I ...
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2answers
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Disk consistency check hangs - Windows XP

Whenever I turn on my PC I get a warning that the “system disks must be checked for consistency”. When it starts it goes through step 1 of 3 fine, but when it gets to step 2 (verifying indexes) just ...
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Incredibly slow computer but without obvious cause

A friend has asked me to help him out with a laptop that has begun to run incredibly slow. The machine previously worked efficiency but recently has become unbearable slow. The machine is a Toshiba ...
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4answers
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chkdsk doesn't repair the file system problem I have, now what

Operating system is Windows XP w/SP3. While running Paragon Disk Wiper, to clean the unused portion of my system partition of garbage, it belches and comes up with this error "Incorrect dir structure ...