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CHKDSK Hanging at 51 percent Step 5/5

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by colemac, Sep 30, 2009.

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  1. colemac

    colemac Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    Seems like I am having one issue after the otherI am the one that posted logon process has failed and it freezing after being idle for a few minutes. I ran chkdsk after machine posted. It go through its steps and hangs on step 5/5 at 51 percent. I have read that this may be the cpu being pegged and just waiting to catch up.

    Anyone have this issue

    Appreciate the feedback.
     
  2. colemac

    colemac Thread Starter

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    After looking should I just let this run its tole. It seems like it is getting hung on the free space step. I have a 250 gb hard drive.

    Anyone have any advice?

    Greatly Appreciated.
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    The last stage is the longest as I recall -- how long will depend on the size of the drive.

    I remember only seeing it update its counter about once every 20 minutes -- and that was the number of files processed -- not the percent itself.

    Watch the hard drive power light -- if it stops blinking entirely -- then it's frozen.
     
  4. colemac

    colemac Thread Starter

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    The drive is a 250 gb drive with about 30 gb to 40 gb of free space on it. As for the light nothing blinking. This is the second time I have ran it. Any thoughts.... Should I just try to boot it normal and then take checks out of properties on c drive?
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Hard to say then; are you seeing any "NTFS" errors in the System Log in the Event Viewer? (run: eventvwr.msc)

    If you give HDTune a run, does it complete and show any bad blocks >>

    http://www.hdtune.com/

    The free version should be adequate for the test -- though you can try the trial version of Pro (I've never used it)
     
  6. colemac

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    The event viewer also is causing me an issue. Error - Event Viewer cannot open the event log or custom view. Verify that event log service is running. The data is invalid (13). I looked in services to see what services are required to run eventvwr but I had no luck.

    Please Help

    Greatly Appreciated!
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    That could be a further indication of disk corruption if you cannot open the Event Viewer at all.

    The "Event Log" service (run services.msc) has no dependencies. Will "services.msc" open -- and is the Event Log service listed there?

    You might also test that in Safe Mode.

    But give HDTune a run and see what it reports.
     
  8. colemac

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    I am able to access services.msc and eventvwr through the command prompt but unable to access system under event viewer.

    So what is the service required to run eventvwr.


    Thanks Rolling Rog,
     
  9. Rollin' Rog

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    The event log service itself has no dependencies.

    If you can open the Event Viewer -- it is running.

    If you can't open the "System" log, but can open others, the System log may be corrupt.

    Right click on it and select "Clear Log" -- you can save the log, but it isn't necessary.

    In fact do that for any log you cannot open to view

    Reboot and see if you can open it after that.

    Then monitor it for new errors -- especially NTFS errors

    HDtune should be used to analyze the disk for bad blocks; either that or a utility from the drive manufacturer.
     
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