Weird CHKDSK activity....need some advice

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Audiological

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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.
 

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
 

antech

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Oh,one more thing
Try attaching an external drive and then check the original hard disk
 

Audiological

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How old is the hard disk?
The signs are that it is failing..
Try running "chkdsk /r" without the quotes
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
 

Audiological

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How old is the hard disk?
The signs are that it is failing..
Try running "chkdsk /r" without the quotes
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.
 

antech

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If its under warranty,
contact the support and try replacing it..
BAD SECTORS MAY HAVE APPEARED
 
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