Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:32 PM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:25 AM
Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:01 AM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 11:49 AM
This is particularly a problem with boot-time defragmentation using 3rd party defraggers (such as Diskeeper, or PerfectDisk). For a boot time defragmentation, the defragger calls up chkdsk to ensure the drives integrity, and every time it does that, chkdsk stalls at 8% and does not go on. There is no quit option either. I have to hard-restart the machine, and press Esc to stop the chkdsk operation before it reaches 8%.
I hope someone in this forum can help!!
Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:20 AM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:19 AM
Any chance you would offer a suggestion to my problem also? Pretty please?
Posted 21 August 2007 - 01:06 PM
(yes, my reply was to the poster above you)
Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:12 PM
I don't know if any of the tools offered by Sysinternals will help you troubleshoot your disks and files, but you might take a look here:
Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:37 PM
I cannot access the computer from there, of course, because it has not booted yet, when this happens. So in order to start the computer in the regular fashion, I have to do a hard reboot. When I do, the chkdsk starts to run again, but there is a window of about 10 seconds. If one presses 'Esc' in those 10 seconds, the scheduled run is cancelled, and the computer boots up normally. Therefore, I don't think I have corrupted any system files; at least, the system file checker (command sfc /scannow) does not show any problems. That is the answer to your second question.
Thanks very much for the replies. I just hope there is someone who can come up with a solution to this. I am almost at the point of dumping Vista and re-installing Windows XP on my machine...
Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:11 PM
I would think you would want to stop CHKDSK from running at start up so that you could get into normal Windows, instead of the round-about way you're getting there now
This is for XP Pro, but it might also work with Vista.
Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:36 PM
This is a write-up about it. Download link is at the bottom of the page.
Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:08 PM
JkDefrag looks like a nifty utility. I shall try it. But the major problem is still with boot-time defragmentation in Vista - whether you do it by Diskeeper (which seems to be a favorite with the readers of this forum), or by PerfectDisk (a similar, pretty widely used, and in my opinion better-than-Diskeeper, utility), or any other 3rd party defragger. Whenever you set up a boot-time defragmentation (in XP as well as Vista), the defragger calls up chkdsk /f to run at boot, before it runs itself.
This is where the trouble appears. Because chkdsk stalls on my Vista, I can never get to the stage of boot-time defragmentation.
This is not a problem with the defraggers. I emphasize that. The same thing happens even if I manually schedule a one-time disk-check at boot up through DOS or by right-clicking the C drive, going into properties, to tools, and so forth.
AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! That felt better. Meanwhile, I am still looking for a solution to this aggravating problem...
Take care, Jacee, and thanks once again!
Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:44 PM
I have a question for you...why do you need to "schedule" a defrag and check disk time? Are you having a problem with the Vista OS that you need to use chkdsk? Maybe you could explain your problem to us?
I know some people are really into schedules, but why not just do both (manually) when you have the time to walk away from the computer? It isn't a matter of life and death...
I clean up temps and history every other day, then defrag, reboot and I'm good to go.
Edited by Jacee, 21 August 2007 - 08:46 PM.
Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:27 AM
You so sound like a shrink!! Why do I need to schedule... ? Is there a transference? A deep, underlying trauma?
No, no, it is as simple as running a boot-time defragmentation for system files such as the pagefile, MFT, and other areas that are locked during a normal operation. The boot-time defragmentation - as I mentioned earlier - calls up the chkdsk /f process to check the integrity of the drive, before the defragger runs.
Every so often I need to run the boot-time defragmentation. I noticed the chkdsk problem on the Vista machine during one such cycle. And the geek in me gets irritated if a process like chkdsk - that is seemingly native to the OS - ends up throwing weird problems with the same OS. Trust me, when every time boot-time chkdsk stops at 8% (stage 1 of 5), that is pretty weird... and as I said, my frustration grows exponentially because I can find no solution any where!!
Edited by aquarius012273, 22 August 2007 - 12:30 AM.
Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:27 AM
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