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Chkdsk gets stuck for windows XP on restarting

The chkdsk runs on my C: drive
and it gets stuck at 28 % complete.
then i when i restarted again ...i find sort index ...mesage and it gets stuck

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Try running these two free programs, Diskcheckup and SmartDefrag. (Just copy the addresses here and paste into your address bar.)

Diskcheckup reads your hard drives and tells you if there are errors, or it reads "OK" in a wide variety of categories.

Once that is done, download and run SmartDefrag. This program, also free, will constantly defrag your system while you are working, but will not interfere with what you are doing. It will also mark any bad areas on your drives to be avoided by the system.

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(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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