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CHKDSK when I boot or reboot a 5 stage CHKDSK program comes up that runs for 45-50 mins. how can I change this to avoid the wait

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You must have had a system crash, windows automatically checks for bad sectors and corrupted files the next time you boot up.

Allow it to run because it will repair any bad sectors, after that it will not run again on start up.

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Instead of my home screen when I have logged in I get a black screen and white curser :s help


Hi,

If you have a Windows CD or DVD run Windows Recovery Console
Steps to do this
1.Boot from CD (change boot order accesing BIOS: tap F1,F2,F10 or delete key after rebooting)
2.Choose R to run Recovery Console
3.Type 1
4.Enter your admin password
5.Type: CHKDSK -r
6.Done

Also, If you dont have a CD, reboot and tap F8 to run in Safe Mode: Uninstall any software that may cause your system to malfuntion then reboot


Hope this help

Nov 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Coping with and avoiding Hard Drive Volume Bit-map Errors


If your computer "locks up" or reboots itself, the problem is frequently lost or corrupted files on your hard drive. Most of the time the problem can be corrected by running chkdsk. However, one of the exceptions is when chkdsk reports that the hard drive has volume bitmap errors.<br /> To run chkdsk, click on Start, All Programs, Accessories and Command Prompt. This will open a "DOS Box" where you can enter DOS commands without the results scrolling off the screen before you can read them. Then key in chkdsk C: (assuming that drive C is the letter of the hard drive where your operating system files and applications programs are stored).<br /> Chkdsk will run in the read-only mode and report (but not repair) problems found on your hard drive. Chkdsk will then ask you to run chkdsk with the F switch to fix the file system. Make a mental note whether or not chkdsk reported any problems with the volume bitmap, then key-in chkdsk C: /F <br /> You will get a message that the drive will be checked (and repaired) on the next system restart.<br /> Enter exit to close the DOS box and the restart your system. Chkdsk will run automatically when your system restarts. If no volume bitmap errors were noted earlier, chkdsk should have repaired the problems with the hard drive. You can verify this by opening another DOS Box and running chkdsk without the /F. However, if bit-map errors were reported initially, chances are they will still be there as chkdsk cannot repair them.<br /> If you still have volume bitmap errors, you can either take your PC to a professional who may be able to repair the volume bitmap with specialized software, or you can back-up all of your data, format the hard drive, and reload the operating system and all applications.<br /> A frequent cause of volume bitmap errors is cloning (copying) a hard drive with more than one partition to another (usually larger) hard drive. The partitions should be sized proportionately on the target drive but sometimes the partition sizes are not reported correctly in the partition table and sometimes in the master boot record. <br /> Avoid cloning drives with multiple partitions, or if you do, immediately run chkdsk on the target drive to check for bit-map errors.

on Oct 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to check the PC system for errors, repair the damages or check disk.


1.) Go to 'Start'

2.) Press run and type CMD
(You will see a box eg: C:WINDOWSsystem32CMD.exe )

3.) Type CHKDSK , press enter
*CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3) You have to wait for a few seconds/minutes.
Then you will get a message 'run chkdsk with /F (fix) option to correct these'.

4.) Type CHKDSK /F . press enter
( *Remember there is a space between Chkdsk and F: chkdsk<space>/F )
Again, you will get a message 'chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

5.) Type Y
You will get a message ' This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.

6.) Now, exit the box and restart your computer.
It will the check the disk. You will see this on your screen as you restart 'A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk (stage 1-5)'

*Note: It will take some time to check your system disk. You need to perform 'check disk' regularly so that you can speed up your PC performance and to repair damages in your system.
* You can try it on any kind of Windows PC.


on Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do fix a crashed laptop that keep on restarting


Hi,
If you dont have windows CD or DVD press F8 after rebooting(to start Safe Mode)
Choose Safe Mode
Uninstall any programs that you install lately that may cause that problem
Then restart your computer

If you have Windows CD or DVD
1.Boot From CD (you have to change boot options accesing BIOS: F1,F2, F10 or delete Key )
2.Choose R to run Windows Recovery Console
3.type 1
4. Enter your admin password
5.Type : CHKDSK -R
6. Let it run
7. Done

Nov 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Stop c00002la fatal system error, when I hit F8 and try to start with last known good configuration, still get error, can't fix it?


Hi,

Run The Recovery Console

1.Boot from CD or DVD (change boot order from BIOS F1,F2, or Delete key/ save changes on BIOS ) then Reboot to BOOT fron CD
2.Choose R to Run Recovery Console
3.Enter 1
4. Enter your Admin Password
5.Type: chkdsk -r
6. Done

Nov 16, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Endless chkdsk /r loop


Sounds like you have a seriously corrupt hard drive. I am afraid the only way to fix this is to replace the hard drive.

Good Luck!

JL

Dec 30, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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PC does not boots / does not start


Since your system reboots even if you stay in the Bios setup the problem with your system might be because of heating up of the proceesor, which might be caused if the fan CPU fan is rotating slowly or is not rotating at all. If the fan is rotating slowly change the cpu fan and try to reinstall XP

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PC does not boots


Change the SMPS, preferably with 450 & above wattage. Also you must be using an UPS(uninterrupted power supply or battery back-up so there are no chances of voltage fluctuation. At the time of changing the SMPS also remove the RAM and clean the contact points with a piece of normal white paper..............sodeep

Jun 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Desktop will not start.. will only go through Chkdsk


Try and tap F8 and see if you can boot to safe mode and go to my computer and rt click on C, and pick properties then tools, then
check for errors, and check auto,and scan.

Go to dell.com if you don't know who made the hard drive in your model. Then go to the mfg of the hard drive and download a hard drive diagnostic disk to check your hard drive for bad sectors.

You should go to dell.com and check your warranty and you can also ask dell what you should do.

This link posted below has a lot of drive mfg diagnostic tools.

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Apr 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. I turn on my hp pavillion ze4400 and get a blue screen with this message: One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may...


You got a bad disk

Get an external hard drive.
Reboot and Cancel the disk check for you to log-in to Windows.
Back-up all important data.

Once data is safe, open My Computer and right-click on you C: drive then choose Properties.
Click on the Tools tab and click the Error Checking button then select all options and follow on-screen instructions.

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