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Unfortunately your hard drive is bad and cannot be fixed with chkdsk. You'll need to replace your hard drive.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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My computer crashes a lot. How do I fix?


You may run or perform Disk Error Checking(This is for Windows XP SP3):
* Chkdsk (Chkdsk.exe) is a command-line tool that checks volumes for problems. The tool then tries to repair any that it finds. For example, Chkdsk can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.

** How to run CHKDSK at the command prompt:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  3. Use one of the following procedures:
  • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
  • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following 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)

  • Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

  • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.
  • Once done with chkdsk r, run FIXBOOT and press ENTER.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following 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)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
  • Sep 08, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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    Chkdsk.exe


    check hard disk health
    Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
    goi to run type cmd in run, open cmd as administrator

    TYPE

    CHKDSK [drive:][[path]filename] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/L[:size]]
    Key
    [drive:] The drive to check.

    filename File(s) to check for fragmentation (FAT only).

    /F Automatically Fix file system errors on the disk.
    /X Fix file system errors on the disk, (Win2003 and above)
    dismounts the volume first, closing all open file handles.

    /R Scan for and attempt Recovery of bad sectors.

    /V Display the full path and name of every file on the disk.

    /L:size NTFS only: change the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays the current log size and the drive type
    (FAT or NTFS).
    /C Skip directory corruption checks.
    /I Skip corruption checks that compare directory entries to the
    file record segment (FRS) in the volume's master file table (MFT)Example:

    on May 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


    Symptoms:
    Black screen
    "Invalid Partition Table"
    "Error loading operating system"
    "Missing operating system"


    Cause:
    Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

    Resolution:
    Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR

    --

    Symptoms:
    "A disk read error occurred"
    "NTLDR is missing"
    "NTLDR is compressed"


    Cause:
    Corrupt boot sector

    Resolution:
    Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector

    --

    Symptoms:
    "BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
    "Boot device inaccessible"
    "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"


    Cause:
    BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

    Resolution:
    Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI

    --

    Symptoms:
    "Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


    Cause:
    Corrupt/missing system hive

    Resolution:
    1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
    2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
    3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
    4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


    --

    Symptoms:
    "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
    Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."


    Cause:
    Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

    Resolution:
    Check the boot volume is accessible

    --

    Symptoms:
    Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

    Cause:
    System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

    Resolution:
    Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

    on May 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Pri hard disk S.M.A.R.T BAD wont boot up what do i do


    his could be caused by a couple of problems but you are going to need access to a second computer to determine the problem.

    1) You have a disk that is failing and it has had an error. Got to the disk makers site and down load their diagnostic program and check the disk. This is a stand alone CD so you don't need to boot into the OS. SMART failures almost always are failing disks.

    Another program that can temporarily fix errors is http://www.dposoft.net/ This program will stop after fixing the first error unless you buy it. Again, this is a stand alone.

    If it is a disk error, you need to quickly get your data off and install a new disk.

    Don't have a second computer? then you need to take it to a local computer store where they can remove the disk, install it in a desktop and check it for errors.

    2) This could be a virus, but I think #1 is your problem. TrendMicro.com has a free online virus scan if you can install the disk in a second computer.

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    How do i run a dskchk?


    Double click on my computer, right click on hard drive,click on properties, choose tools, then error checking.

    Oct 17, 2009 | HP Pavilion 753n (P9852AR#ABA) PC Desktop

    Tip

    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 | PC Desktops

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    Dell Dimension 9100 Blue Screen 0X00000024,00190293,86FA5B30,C000102,00000000. I tried to reinstall XP from CD and it says unable to locate Hard drive. Replaced Hard drive and tried again, same message....


    Hope this help you...This is in relation to what your error code means, you'll need to check against the list.
    • Error 0x00000024 - This problem may occur if there is a conflict between Windows XP SP1 and the display adapter drivers that are currently installed.
    • Error 0x00000004 - occurs because your computer processor detected and reported an unrecoverable hardware error to Windows
    • Error 0x0000007b - occurs if your computer is infected with a boot-sector virus.
    • Error 0x80004005 - occurs because the account that is being used to access the page does not have access to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC registry key.
    • Error 0xc0000005 - occurs because of memory corruption.
    • Error 0xc0000034 - caused by a missing system file (usually Ntdll.dll in the %systemRoot%\system32 directory.
    • Error 0xc0000006 - occur if there is not enough free hard disk space on the NTFS-compressed hard disk partition when the SIS filter tries to read compressed back pointer data streams from the SIS volume.
    Another common reason can be malware and spyware that penetrate to your computer registry and started destroying it... that's why it's so important you fix your registry right now!

    trust this help.

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    Computer just shuts down


    Run an Error check on your computer. Process takes anywhere from 1 to several hours, depending on hard drive size, files on computer and number of errors needing to be fixed. Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
    1. Click Start, and then Run.
    2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
    3. Use one of the following procedures:
      • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
      • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

        Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following 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)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
      • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.

        Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following 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)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

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    H:\ not accessible The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable


    how can i solve I:\ is not accessible the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

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    My Lacie wont mount its a rugged 250 gig, Was working fine till it got un plugged before being ejected. now will not mount. I can see it in disk Utilities. try to repair but can't the report is :The...


    Mount.... sound like you got a Mac... Don't use the Mac sugested fix. The lacie Website has many revovery software options and Third party software is very good at that as well

    I would try that first or try to contact a lacie tech and/or a mac tech.

    If this is helpful please email and notify fixya. Thanks

    Mar 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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