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Weird CHKDSK activity....need some advice

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  1. Audiological

    Audiological Thread Starter

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    Hello All,

    I have a weird activity going on with my HP laptop. The laptop is a custom DV3. Here are the specs:

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (upgraded in place from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit)
    Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 @ 2.26 GHz
    BIOS version: F.12
    4GB DDR3 ram
    NVidia Geforce G 105M w/ 512MB dedicated video ram
    HDD: WDC WD2500BEKT-60F3T1


    I have been noticing that my computer has been slow lately and that every time I restart, Win7 starts the chkdsk command at boot. The abnormal thing is that it hangs at the end of the "hit any button to skip check" countdown. The other issue that I have is that under Disk Defrag, my C: drive does not show up. I believe that this is due to the "dirty bit" being active on the C: drive.

    I have tried to do the commands listed on this page: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/465184-volume-dirty.html
    and unfortunately I am in the same position. I do not want to let this issue run rampant and I feel that I am at a stand still with it.

    Any help or advice would be awesome. I am hoping I do not have to format to fix this issue.
     
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  3. antech

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    How old is the hard disk?
    The signs are that it is failing..
    Try running "chkdsk /r" without the quotes
     
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    Oh,one more thing
    Try attaching an external drive and then check the original hard disk
     
  5. Audiological

    Audiological Thread Starter

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    The whole machine was purchased in September 2009, so it is less than a year old. However, the HDD is a 7200 RPM in a laptop which, I would think, would make it much more susceptible to damage. At the same time, it is an HP ProtectSmart HDD so it is supposed to be less susceptible to damage.

    I tried "chkdsk /r" and it did the same thing. Should I disable the original one using "chkntfs /x C:" and then do "chkdsk /r" (obviously, without the quotes)?

    Thanks for the help
     
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    Audiological Thread Starter

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    I tried to clear the check through chkntfs /x C: and then tried chkdsk /r. It didn't hang, however, it did not go through the check, it acted as if I pressed a button to skip the check.
     
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    If its under warranty,
    contact the support and try replacing it..
    BAD SECTORS MAY HAVE APPEARED
     
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