click on my computer
Click on the ...Hardware tab
then the Device Manager
... click the +
beside IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
click on each Primary and Secondary IDE channel choose ...Properties
... click...Advanced Settings
tab... and list what you find as the Current Transfer Mode for each device listed for each channel...
if any are in PIO mode...
EXAMPLE ..the Primary IDE channel
shows its in PIO modeRight
click on the Primary IDE channel
and choose ...Uninstall.
......Accept the change..
do the same for the secondary IDE channel...
let Windows reinstall the channel and the devices assigned to it ...IMPORTANT.. then reboot again
Should the channel go back to the PIO setting again in the future it indicates a problem with your hard drive. You must keep your backups current ... I highly recommend keeping FREQUENT backups anyway...just in case your hard drive fails....
then go here
..download the following file: rc.iso....then run chkdsk /r
from the rc.iso cd...be sure the bios is set to boot from the cd drive first...
if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here
and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program... NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its rc.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....
boot from the rc.iso
type in chkdsk /r
note the single space before the /
Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage. You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer.
NOTE this can take a long time to complete..it may even appear to hang or get stuck at a certain % for a couple of hours...then complete
it may even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...let it run...there are 5 stages
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER WHILE RUNNING CHKDSK or you can have severe problems...