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At the password prompt, just press "Enter".
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When I post an image, it will be a thumbnail...click it and you'll get a large view

Did not know that, thank you.

Pressed 1 and enter and now I have a new line which reads C:\WINDOWS

???
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At the password prompt, just press "Enter".

Confused...is this where I might be going? once I get past this WINDOWS thing?
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Like this? ----> C:\WINDOWS>
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I'm sorry, yes, like that. I should have been more exact.
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YES!!!!

Type chkdsk /r and press "Enter"

You will be told the drive is in use and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot. Type Y and press "Enter".

Type exit and press "Enter".

This should start a long check that will thoroughly inspect and recover the file system on that drive. Once it completes it will (hopefully) boot directly to Windows. 60 to 90 minutes is not unusual for this to run, so be patient. It may look like it stalls or even back up at times...this is normal...let it finish however long it takes.

Edited by wannabe1, 21 December 2006 - 01:33 AM.

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Yikes...don't think I've heard you be that excited this whole time...but if you're happy, then I'm happy...

It says CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...@30%

Is this something I just wait to run and then all this

"You will be told the drive is in use and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot. Type Y and press "Enter".

Type exit and press "Enter".

This should start a long check that will thoroughly inspect and recover the file system on that drive. Once it completes it will (hopefully) boot directly to Windows. 60 to 90 minutes is not unusual for this to run, so be patient. It may look like it stalls or even back up at times...this is normal...let it finish however long it takes."

will start happening?
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Looks like it's running without the additional prompting...I can live with that... :blink:

Let it run and see if it boots to Windows when it's done. There are 5 stages to this check...the last two take forever. :whistling:
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And, Wannbe...I actually had the guts to post to 2 other people having problems :whistling:

Perhaps, I might be a geekette in training!
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With what you'be been through already, I'd say you're on the road to qualifying. :whistling:

I'm glad your helping out...it's a busy place.
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OK, then you can actually leave me now, correct? Since I have your directions and apparently it's all a time thing (a long long time thing) from here on in, correct? Because I don't want to keep you here any longer than I have to, I know you need to get up for work, I, am fortunate enough to work from home on puter, so I can make my own hours....but even I might attempt a rest while waiting for this to run. And you are right, it does faulter back and forth, went from 75% back to 50% and is still checking stage.
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This is actually the same disk checking that I have on my computer only it's running thru DOS or Recovery?

I defrag and clean the disk alot!
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When it backs up like that, it's made a repair and is rechecking...this is what we were hoping for.

Let it run...I really think it'll end up on the desktop. Then we'll have something we can work on! We'll get everything cleaned up and running right, and then make sure the data is good. Anything that turns up bad, we'll recover from the external.

I'd say we're on the downhill stretch...though there are still some chickens to hatch.
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Essentially, yes. We're using the same program, but before Windows loads and we've added the /r switch which tells it to recover the errors it finds rather than just report them.

I'm off to catch some ZZZzzzz's. I'll check back first thing in the morning to see how your fared.
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Awe, when you got so happy I thought we were practically at the finish line :whistling:

So after checking, it might open to the desktop, at which point I might be able to see if I can access a file or two? Hopefully all her programs (.exe) will still be there, as the dope doesn't have a CD to save anything....mother has had a long talk with her....because all of this will be for not, if we can't recover this hard drive and then I will shoot myself!
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