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Unspecified Error during ChkDsk HELP!

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  1. FortuneX

    FortuneX Thread Starter

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    I haven't used my desktop for awhile, and it isn't very old around 2007-2008 it was bought. It has Windows Vista and when I turn it on the computer says:

    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS
    Volume label is OS

    Then it says something about disk inconsistencies and the option to cancel the Chkdsk.
    HOWEVER, when it says press "any key" I press around my keyboard and nothing happens and it still goes into Chkdsk.
    Additionally when I try to let Chkdsk just finish itself, it says "Unspecified error," and it wont complete.

    It usually gets stuck around stage 1 of 3 at around 5%

    Note: My keyboard is wireless.

    Please help, there are tons of important files on this computer that need!
     
  2. Hughv

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    "Solution

    To solve the issue, discussed above, you should try running the chkdsk utility manually. For this, you can consider the following suggestions:

    Boot the computer and access its command prompt to run the command. You should run chkdsk with switches like, /f, /r, and/or /p
    You can boot your computer using Windows installation disk and run chkdsk from its command prompt
    Move your hard disk to a different computer, attach it as a slave, and check the disk for errors"
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Tips-to-Solve-Unspecified-Error-by-Chkdsk-at-Startup&id=3893949
     
  3. FortuneX

    FortuneX Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I'm a complete novice. How do you run command prompt during startup? I currently am running a startup repair thing. I pressed f12 and there was an option. I'll see if that works before any other action.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Press F8 at boot until you get list of choices (Safe Mode, Last Good Config, Command prompt)
    Select command prompt.
    Enter chkdsk /r (Drive letter:)
     
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