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Disk Check

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by spikeysmum, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. spikeysmum

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    When we turn the computer on we get the first Windows screen with the scrolling bar then a blue screen which says a disk needs to be checked and then it starts to run DSKCHK antomatically. The first stage runs fine, then it gets stuck on the 2nd stage and won't go any further no matter how long you wait. So at the moment we are taking the option to cancel the disk check and the computer then boots up with no problems and appears to be running fine. How do we stop this automatic disk checking or make it run properly as it getting frustrating.

    We run Windows XP home edition service pack 2. We are still fairly new at this so any help would be appreciated. Please make it simple to understand!!!!. Many thanks.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    The hard drive may be dying. Stopping chkdsk in the middle can lead to serious file system damage.

    try running it from the Recovery Console by booting up the XP CD.

    Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:

    Manufacturer's Tests
    Victoria for DOS
    Victoria for Windows (Both versions of Victoria are among the best and most thorough tests available.)
    HD Tune
    CheckDisk 1.03 (Marks bad sectors as unusable.)
    HDAT2 (Diagnostics and bad sector recovery)
    MHDD Low-level Diagnostics
    Bootable Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Floppy or CD Image (works on most drives)

    Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:

    TachTech
    BleepingComputer
     
  3. spikeysmum

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    Thanks for replying so quick. Only problem is I don't have a CD cos the computer was given to us with nothing with it like that. No booklets or discs. Any advice?

    Thanks
     
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