My PC runs well while ever I do not turn it off. However I dread re-booting, because of all the problems it seems to create.
It takes between four and six minutes to load my programs at startup. I do not have much to execute, Norton (which takes longest) outlook express and thats about it.
Symptoms that may or may not be related are:
1. On startup I get a white message on a blue screen that reads, "Checking file system on C - The type of file system is NTSC -Cant open the volume for direct access - Windows has finished checking disk".
2. I am unable to start the computer in safe mode. It begins, and fills the screen with its drive checking data, and then freezes for good at the first screen. I then have to force a re-start in normal mode.
3. I have done a fsutil dirty query c: and it comes up Volume - c: is NOT Dirty
4. I have done a read-only chkdsk, and it says there is a problem somewhere, and to do a chkdsk c: /f. When I do this it says something like, cannot fix because the volume is in use by another application. Do you want to check the disc on startup? If I say Yes, when the system re-boots I go back to the first error message outlined at point one above.
I'm sorry I'm not using the right jargon, but as you have guessed my knowledge is pretty scant.
I am having no trouble with the speed of the PC once everything is running OK as long as I dont have to shut down and re-boot for any reason. But obviously something is not right.
Can any one help me please.