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Greetings, You guys were so helpful last time I had a problem I thought may be you could help with this one. Whenever I start my computer and log on to my desktop it seems my hard drive starts dumping its guts. This last for around 15-20 minutes. During that period I can't do anything with or what I attempt to do is very slow. How do I determine what is going on.

Thanks, Tim
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If it loads to the desktop, click start then run, type chkdsk /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then restart the PC, it will take at least an hour to get to the desktop and should be left to run undisturbed


Boot the PC using the XP CD and look for a prompt to 'Press any key to boot from CD' (some systems may not ask).

Press any key on the keyboard and Windows Setup will launch

After a few minutes you will be presented with the following choices:

To setup Windows® XP now. press Enter

To Repair a Windows® XP installation using Recovery Console, press R

To quit setup without installing XP, press F3

Press R to repair the Windows® XP installation

The next screen will ask you which Windows® installation you would like to log on to. Normally the following will be listed:


Press 1 and then Enter to continue.

You may now be asked for the Administrator password. If you know this type it and press Enter. If you don't know the Administrators password it may be blank. Just press Enter

At the command prompt type:

chkdsk /r

Press Enter

Chkdsk will now check the hard drive for errors, and will attempt to repair any it finds.

This process may take a while, but when finished will go back to the same command prompt as before.

Turn off and restart the computer.

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