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'check for consistency' hangs up

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during boot up, my laptop flashed a screen reading (something like) "checking file system on c:
type of file NTFS
and then gave me 9 seconds to allow or not...had no clue so i let it...WOW
it started checking and quickly showed a full screen of lines reading "inserting an index entry into index $0 of file 31752" with the last line just blinking...forever. i finally shut down by holding the power button. when i restarted, at the option to not check for consistancy, i said no. When desktop opened, i was flooded with alerts that many files were corrupt and unreadable...i would guess at least 50. i ran Eusing registry cleaner and after that i was left with only 2 alerts...one related to a fonts tff file,(c:\windows\fonts\margett.tff) is corrupt and unreadable, and the infamous c:\$extend\$ObjId is corrupt and unreadable.
in google, this seems to happening a lot. i hadn't used my computer in quite a while, so last week i updated all of my security programs...didnt seem to cause any probs at the time.
any advice would, of course, be appreciated.
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Hi jefffox, welcome to G2G.

Sounds like you have a hard drive problem or a corrupted NTFS file system.

You can try System File Checker.

To use System File Checker, you need a XP CD at the same service pack level as the XP installed on your hard drive or you need the I386 directory tree from a XP CD on you hard drive.

Click on Start then Run, type sfc /scannow and press Enter or click GO.
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