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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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How do i fix error ofoo:0244 and ofoo:1a44 (msg block 16867582, 46028639 & 111595250), please? I get these codes when I start my pc

I would suggest you first try the Start Up Repair for Windows XP.
1. Just insert the Windows XP installation CD that came with your computer then restart the computer.
2. You should get a prompt to start the computer from the CD drive, if not you need to enter BIOS settings to set the start/boot up mode so that your computer will boot up first from the CD.
3. When you see the blue screen, let the computer load everything and when it's done choose "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER"4. Press F8 to agree to the License Agreement 5. Choose "To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R"
Windows will then start the repair process. Do not worry all your data and settings will be retained.

If above solution does not work then,Use Recovery Console.
1. Just insert the Windows XP installation CD that came with your computer then restart the computer.2. You should get a prompt to start the computer from the CD drive, if not you need to enter BIOS settings to set the start/boot up mode so that your computer will boot up first from the CD.3. When you see the blue screen, let the computer load everything and when it's done press R to repair Windows XP using Recovery Console4. On the Recovery Console, choose the installation you would like to log on to (for example c:\Windows)5. Type Chkdsk /p /r on the Recovery Console and your computer will begin to check the hard drive for error and recover data.6. Once Chkdsk is completed, type exit then press Enter. Computer should restart. No need to boot from CD at this point. You can take out the Windows installation CD.

Hope this helps. Glad to be of service.

Nov 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Cannot boot on any mode.

get a bootable xp cd boot from cd after booting press r key on the screen u get now xp will start in recovery console now login on it after type the command chkdsk and after completion chkdsk /p after that chkdsk /r exit recovery console restart pc if it doesnt work ur ram module has some problem

Jul 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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One data from prefetch folder is deleted that effected the start up to become slow how can i get it back?how to repair the lost file/data?

go to command prompt and type chkdsk /f
and then chkdsk /r

then after restart your system after restart some process will start please completed this process its automatically fix all error

May 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I have done a system recovery, it reinstalls and requests that I restart, after the restart it does more install and freezes, it never completes.

It happence Due to File Curreption or Mismatched System Files...

Put your Bootable Windows XP CD in your CD-Drive/DVD-Drive..
Boot from CD and Select Repair Windows XP...
Select your Windows Installation Drive to Login
Run Some Command From Restore Command Prompt

-- X: is your Windows XP Home Drive

X:\chkdsk /f /r



X:\fixboot c:

Restart your System ... Open RUN Dialogue Box from START Menu
Type this Command

Run --> "SFC /F /R" <Press Enter> Paste Without Quotes ..
Wait Until Complete System Check ,then Restart your System

If you want more Usefull Methods Visit this ....

Feb 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre 2005 for...

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I was defraging my c drive and the screen went blank. I have a PC with XP When it appeared the defrag was complete by no blincking lite I shut down and restarted monitor still blank

can you get into BIOS? if YES, put u'r bootable Windows XP CD into CD-ROM, and set BIOS to boot from CD-ROM..after some process you'll be asked to choose: install new OS or to do the recovery or exit
now pick option 2.
you will taken into DOS, type 1, it will appear C:>windows\ (type chkdsk)
C:>windows\chkdsk (enter)
after that type exit
C:>windows\exit --> good luck

Feb 08, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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My pc restarting at the xp icon again and again

Hi nadeem_1085,

It sounds like you have some or the files used to start up your computer are corrupted.

The following procedure is not for beginners. If you are unsure about your ability to complete this task then bring it to a professional who can.

You are going to need your Windows CD to attempt this procedure.

First insert the windows XP or Vista Disk. Start up the computer. The computer should ask if you want to boot from the CD/DVD.

*Skip to the next paragraph if it says boot from CD/DVD.
If it does not then restart the PC and press F2 (or possibly another button. It should say press a button to enter setup on the first screen when the computer starts). Next there should be an option for boot. In the boot menu you should move your CD drive higher on the list than your Hard drive. Sometimes it may say press "a button" for boot sequence at startup. Compaq computers do that. Restart and then press enter when the pc asks to boot from the CD/DVD.

The setup should load and then you want to press R for Repair. It should then ask you to choose an installation. Normally there is only one choice. (C:\Windows). press the number beside your copy of windows, usually 1. Then you'll need to type the administrator password from the pc. Unfortunately if you do not know your administrator password you will not be able to continue from here (Remember to try a blank password).

*If you have forgotten your admin password you could download and burn a OPHcrack to a disk and it would find your admin password if you inserted it into the PC at startup just like the windows disc.

Next you should type the following command without the quotes: "chkdsk /r" the disk should check for and try and repair errors. When it completes you should run "fixboot" and "fixmbr" repair the startup process of the computer.

If this does not work and XP still wont start. I would recommend downloading Knoppix and burning it to a CD. It will boot the same as a the windows setup disk and you can recover the files from your hard drive with it. Attach an external drive and right click on the properties of the drive that appears, click on device and uncheck read only. Then double click the drive to mount it. The drives of your old computer should be called something like hda1 and maybe hda2. Open them and copy the data from the drive to the one that appeared when you plugged it in.

After copying the data you can reinstall windows and copy the data back.

I hope this helps you,

Jul 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Dell inspiron 8400 gets a error message of 00f0 136C

Try to open Windows on safe mode (follow the steps below).
1. Restart, and when you see Dell screen, hit F8 few times.
2. Next screen select Windows Safe Mode.
3. If you can get in Windows Safe Mode, Click Start, Run, type cmd, click ok
4. In the prompt, type chkdsk c: /r and hit enter.
It will ask you if you want to run the chkdsk next time you restart, type y and hit enter. Close the command screen and restart.
5. Let it run, it will take several minutes and it will correct all the problems in the hard drive. After it finishes, it will restart and take you to the log on screen.
Hope this work for you.

Apr 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have a Dell system with microsoft windows XP. The last 2 days I have gotten a message that a file is corrupt and unreadable and to run a chkdsk utility. I have tried to on two fronts but it refuses to...

use this one:

chkdsk /r

box will come up saying your drive is locked.

Type "Y" for yes. press enter.

Restart the computer and let the disk check process run.

Pay attention towards the end you'll get a two second flash telling you if there were any problems, etc.

Let me know what happens.

Mar 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Sometimes pc restarts

may have been a filesystem one thing. if you have the winxp cd..boot in recovery console.

refer here for info on how to run reconvery console.

in the console command, type chkdsk /r, like this

c:WINNTchkdsk /r

let it run until this several times, at least 2 or 3 times. then restart your PC again.

if you don't have the winxp CD, but still can go to windows. try running the check disk using command line.

START >> RUN >> type cmd

in the command console type chkdsk /r then press Y......restart your PC.

let us know if you need more info.

Feb 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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