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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by serenus, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. serenus

    serenus Thread Starter

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    "While initializing device VKD: Windows protection error"
    Windows won't start, I cannot scan the registry, fix or restore. Every time scandisk starts it gets stuck and doesn't complete therefore locking the computer up. I cannot reinstall windows because again, scandisk freezes. Is this a bad keyboard or is it something else?

    Thanks!
     
  2. brindle

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    have you tried to start in safe mode then removing the device in device manager and rebooting to let windows reinstall you VKD
     
  3. serenus

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    I cannot get into safe mode, I get stuck in scandisk and if i try to escape out of it, i get stuck at the vkd error. I have replaced the keyboard but that didn't work.
     
  4. brindle

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    try holding down the shift key at post.......Are you saying the first thing that happends at boot is your computer goes directly to scandisk?
     
  5. serenus

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    Shift does nothing.
    I go into the splash screen and then directly into scandisk. Scandisk says that the computer was not properly shut down. If I hit esc to bypass scandisk, I hang. If I let it run through scandisk at 25% I get a message that says that there was an error with cluster475015 and it will try to continue past this error, that I should click yes to do a surface scan. I hit okay and I hang.

    I've checked the bootlog.txt and I stick at (000998F5] Device init = VKD

    I cannot use scanreg or scanreg/fix or scanreg/restore, I get hung with these as well.

    If I esc from the splash screen I receive the protection error while initializing VKD.

    If I hit Ctrl while booting, it tells me that it has detected a registry/configuration error and to run scanreg, but I can't.

    :)
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Have you tried booting to DOS and running scandisk there? Here's the drill:

    Press and hold the ctrl key to access the boot menu. Choose the command prompt. At the c:> prompt enter:

    scandisk /surface

    If this is WinME, you will need your Windows startup disk to access a command prompt, and enter the command:

    scandisk c: /surface
     
  7. serenus

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    Yes, that doesn't work either because it has to go through the regular scan first and gets stuck on the bad cluster and hangs.
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Can you get to the dos prompt? If so have you tried the scanreg /restore from there? Try the 'safe command prompt' option instead.
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Also, try hitting the space bar to halt the scan.
     
  10. Rollin' Rog

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    It's been a very long time since I've run a DOS scan and I can't quite remember how it goes. You are getting to the DOS prompt to enter the command right?

    One thing you might try is to create a custom scan by editing the scandisk.ini file in c:\windows\command. You can do this through the DOS editor by entering

    edit c:\windows\command\scandisk.ini

    To save changes, press Alt+F to access the file save and exit menu.

    You can reconfigure scandisk to skip certain checks such as "bad clusters" or "lost clusters"; although doing so might not resolve the vkd error (which, in fact is quite often fixed by running the DOS surface scan).

    Once you have created a custom scandisk.ini file you can then run the DOS scandisk by entering:

    scandisk /custom /surface

    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/Q116/3/97.asp&NoWebContent=1
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Out of curiosity, have you tried disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard and/or a different keyboard?
     
  12. serenus

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    I've changed keyboards and that didn't work.

    I can get into the prompt and the prompt in safe mode didn't work either.

    Scanreg doesn't work, nor does scanreg/restore or scanreg/fix, I hang at checking system files.

    I will try the other suggestions shortly.. thanks!
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    Do you give it enough time to check? Just want to be certain :)
     
  14. serenus

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    Definitely, I let it go overnight last night :D
     
  15. ~Candy~

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    oops, too long :p Back to Rog ;)
     
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