Last week, I switched on my laptop (XP) and got a blue screen when I booted it which said;
Checking file system on C. The type of file system is NTFS. Volume label is HDD. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.
I let it run for its consistency check, which took about a minute and it then re-booted itself and when it re-started, I had the option of launching in regular XP home edition or in recovery mode.
The second time I booted up, I skipped the consistency check and it again gave me the option of home edition or recovery mode. On both occasions, if I skip consistency and click on 'home edition', I can get into my compuer fine.
I have backed everything up to be on the safe side...and not being very technically capable, wonder if anyone can give me a clue what might be going on and how I might be able to fix it? Someone told me it's a sign of my hard drive saying bye bye and I should be prepared for it to go to meet its maker any time soon....but I was kinda hoping to get a bit more life out of this machine yet (it's 3 years old).
Can anyone advise?
Quick update! I ran HD Tune and it's shown up no errors....so on first inspection, looks like theactual hard disk is fine. I have realised though that I have not yet downloaded servic epack 3 on XP...and I wonder if this is causing a problem? I am downloading it now...and vaguely hoping this might help?!!
Thanks so much!
Edited by DizzyLizzy, 04 November 2008 - 07:19 PM.