I ran CHKDSK for errors on Windows XP Pro on the C: drive of my IBM laptop, with both options of 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' being checked before I rebooted. The disk check happened, the computer restarted, CHKDSK started again, and the whole process kept repeating itself until I had to press any key to stop CHKDSK within 10 seconds. After this the computer stopped working, and I had to do a forced shutdown and restart to get it to work again. I had Windows XP reloaded last week due to a Map Network Drive error which couldn't be sorted out for a number of weeks.
When something won't exit I hit Ctrl alt delete and the task manager comes up just keeps repeating itself in the log that appears. Like about 20 to 30 times. I have to toggle my system off and sometimes shut off on the power surger. I hope this question makes sense to someone.
I have a strange problem. Windows tells me "updates are ready to be installed". This is the update-Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-042 - Critical Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227). I have installed this update at least 5-6 times in the last 2 days. I have just realized that this is the same update. I install, and 3 minutes later the icon is back telling me to install-Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-042 - Critical Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227). I have restarted the computer after each install, but this has not solved the problem.I am running XP PRO/SP2. I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem, but i recently activated Outlook 2003.
After I used Fix-it Utlilies the program erased essential system folders. So now when I do check disk it reboots, flashes a blue screen real fast (so fast I can't even read it) then restarts the computer, restarts check disk, restarts the computer, and on & on. It won't stop doing this till I interrupt check disk at the start by hitting any key but then I end up with a black screen with instructions which include safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows normally & last known configuration
I can't boot from an installation CD to do a "repair" since Windows was preinstalled in the drive so I have NO CD. Does system recovery work?, who knows, I'm a noob and have no idea how to use it. The only thing I've tried to fix it was 2 things : 1) use system restore which failed; 2) use run> sfc /scannow but this file checker is also broken and will barely start before it errors and stops. I don't know what else to do besides reformat
When I turn the computer on as soon as the welcome screen comes up to sign in, a window pops up saying "The system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM. Time before shutdown: [counts down from 1 min] Message: the system process 'C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe' terminated unexpectedly with status code -1073741482. The system will now shut down and restart." I have tried system restore which is unsuccessful, I have done "last known good configuration" which also doesn't work. I'm in grad school and need my computer
the computer boots up and goes to the windows 2000 screen but then the next screen would be the desktop but instead it reboots and goes to the same spot the 2000 screen but never makes it to the desktop, this happens over and over. I tried to go into safe mode but does the same thing tried command prompt only so I could type in SCANREG but it just reboots again I can't get anywhere to do anything.
The last thing I tried was last known good configuration. I clicked on it and a page comes up with all the writing I hardly got a chance to read it when it reboot again. but under the first paragraph wher it says something about last know good configuration it has a space and the it says project 1 like I could have click on that if I would have been fast enough.
I was trying to defrag my aunt's comuter witht the Windows (xp home) built in defragger. I got an error message that said to run scan disk or chkdsk. While I'm familiar with scan disk, I know it's not an option on xp. So I went to "start", "run", and typed in chkdsk and hit ok...up pops a dos window and it says something to the fact of : "f parameter not specified. running chkdsk in read only mode", and then it does a quick run and nothing happens. I still can't defrag. How do I run chkdsk.
I keep getting and error message Windows - Corrupt File - The file or directory C:|$MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility. I have run the utility many times and get nothing but verification of files. I can't turn on either /f or /r. which would hopefully correct the problem. I am using Windows XP Home.
To bring you up to date here is what I said last time MY ORIGINAL POST I am running Win XP SP2. The last 3 times I turned on the computer it put itself through CHKDSK. Each time finding loads of problems with $130 also loads of orphaned files. What is going on? How do I fix it? Ray
HERE IS THE ADVICE I RECEIVED Go to All Programs>Accessories>Command prompt and type chkdsk /r (there is a space before /) Enter Reboot and it will run
I followed the advice and it all worked perfectly for the next 2 times that I turned on my computer. This morning I turned on and it was back to going through CHKDSK again.
I have up to date AVG anti virus. I ran a full system check. Nothing found. I have up to date Spybot. I ran a full system check. Nothing found. I hace Comodo Firewall. Up to date I ran Registry Mechanic.
I am using an IBM Thinkpad R40 that runs XP. It was running extremely slow, so I asked someone for some ideas. The first thing they told me to do was run a CHKDSK. (start run ect.) and walked me through the scheduling process. Well, when I rebooted, it took 4 plus hours, to tell me an error had occured and I am stuck looking at a blue screen. If I let it sit long enough, it repeats the process. I have attempted to cancel the check, but again it freezes on the blue screen. I have attempted to start it in safe-mode with the same result. How do I get to windows?
I am getting an error in the cmd when I performed a CHKDSK The error is WINDOWS discovered free space area marked as allocated in MFT I tried using the scan disk option and performed a thorough scan but again when i run that in the cmd i get the same error . I also did a recovery console where it said that windows has fixed one or more errors but still the problem persisits.
I had something happen to my computer after I did a �CHKDSK /f /r�. When I went to use excel, and clicked on my tab key, the cursor went backwards. Then I tried to select a file and it would not let me select one file, it hi-lighted all the files. I finally closed out excel and tried to restore my computer to an earlier time thinking I got a virus. I did not open any e-mails that day, and it was running ok the night before. The restore froze and would not work. I just shut down my computer at the master switch and re-booted. Everything was ok after that. Excel worked fine, and all was good. I ran my AVG virus program to check for a virus, it found nothing. I thought it was a coincidence that this happened after the CHKDSK /f /r parms. Does anyone know what happened? The reason I did a CHKDSK /f /r was my Perfect Disk program did not defrag completely and the vendor told me to do this to do an offline defrag. I tried an offline defrag before, but I got errors on my drive and could not do it, that�s why they told me to use the CHHDSK /f /r. Also, is there anyway that I can put something in my restore to not let �ANY� virus come in so I can restore in case I got a virus? I use xp professional
I recently had a virus and have an error of "Unmountable Boot Volume" when starting my computer. I googled it and found out that if I type in "Chkdsk /r" Into the recovery console it will fix it. But I was unable to find out whether chkdsk /r effects any of my files on the computer. Will this delete them or keep them untouched? Or is there any other way to fix my problem without losing my files?
I have been running chkdsk /f and it continues to find errors, should I keep running it until it reports no more errors? I am doing this to try to speed up the computer it is an older pc that runs very slow.
I am unable to clean up my C drive and when trying to run the defrag program I keep getting the message "Disk defragmentor has detected that Checkdisk is due to run on the volume HP Pavillion C: run Chkdsk /f. " However when I type that into the command box I get the message "chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process" It then asks if I want to run it at next startup but this makes no difference and so groundhog day begins.
Since running CHKDSK on my XPSP2 PC, it keeps starting up with a CHKDSK run. After completion I get a normal Windows startup and perfect running. Is there something that causes this behaviour and can this CHKDSK be skipped?
I have a dual boot system; XP and W2000. I am having a problem with the XP drive (D. The system would not boot up in XP, I would get a blue screen that flashed on and off so quickly that I could not read it. I did see chkdsk and virus. Since the drive was recently scanned for viruses and I had recently installed a DVD-RW drive, I tried to chkdsk. Windows 2000 (C worked properly and I was able to run chkdsk / f on the C: drive and the extended drives. The D: drive and its extended drives did not appear in My Computer so I could not chkdsk. Finally, I was able to boot the D: drive in safe mode and ran chkdsk. The process did not complete, after about 9% it would restart. Since the D: drive now appears in My Computer in W2000 I ran chkdsk /f on the drive and got the following message: "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first. ALL OPEN HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID. Would you like to force a dismount on this volume" This reads as something I want to do, but I don't have a clue.
When I set chkdsk to run on next boot, and it finds a bunch of stuff wrong, what is the log file where I can see what it found/repaired? I see .evt and .edb, but they are still in use, so must not be the ones.
BlankFor some reason, my daughter's computer ALWAYS runs chkdsk on startup every day. It normally finds nothing wrong, which makes me think that she has turned on a switch somewhere to perform this task daily. She is running XP Pro with a FAT32 (!!!) file system.
Last week I installed a new harddrive (200GB) via an ATA/133 controller card to use as a backup for my primary and secondary harddrives that are installed to the motherboard ATA controller. The controller card hard has been in the computer for over a year with other devices attached.
My boot drive is an 80 GB drive that came with the computer. The slave drive on the motherboard primary is a 120 GB drive that has been acting strangely lately (becomes "unreadable" after extended use, problems with finishing speed disk). It contains some large video files (up to 20 GB).
While attempting to copy the contents of the 120GB drive to the backup drive, the 120GB drive became unreadable (stops copying, disappears from Windows Explorer). Upon restart, CHKDSK apears to have started and has been running for several days. The screen is currently going through "Insufficient disk space to hotfix unreadable file" and a number. The number is now over 165000. Any idea if this thing is looking at clusters and will try to go to multiple millions on the 120GB drive? What will shutting down the computer so that other diagnostics can be run do to the drive and its data ? All volumes are NTFS with XP SP2 running as the OS. Any ideas?
My computer has started to show the dreaded blue screen, when I run chkdsk without any parameters it states; there are file errors, but there are no bad sectors However when I try to run chkdsk /f; I go through the usual procedure ; type y to run when I next start Windows, but when windows restarts it ignores this and goes back to my desk top.