I let that go and yesterday finally got around to moving enough files to a seperate drive so defrag didn't complain, and then defragged the drive. This time it took a LOOOONG time (actually, I finally went to bed after it seemed almost stuck at about 25% of the progress bar for a while) but it was completed in the morning. I then did a reboot, and was prompted to run CHKDSK, which I did.
Chkdsk seemed to run as usual, and after it reached 100% I was ready to get on with life...BUT...it then switched into a mode I've never seen before: full screens of gibberish-hash text passing by so fast I couldn't read any of it (actually, as I couldn't read it I can't swear to it's being gibberish but...)
After what seemed like about a quarter hour or so of this I got fed up, took a deep breath and pushed the reset button -- and when prompted tp run CHKDSK on THAT reboot, I declined.
Windows opened normally and everything seems to be working as it should, but I'm reluctant to turn the computer off or reboot again before I figure out exactly what's going on, so my questions are:
1) What WAS going on?
2) How do I fix it?
3) Most importantly, does this indicate any deeper problems, like imminant disk failure?
Edited by philshantz, 23 October 2008 - 06:47 AM.