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Check Disk C Drive Stuck at 15% Please help!


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MrConcept

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Recently my computer shut down unexpectedly and i was forced to perform a chkdsk on both the C and D drives of my computer.

On startup the C drive (Fat32) freezes up at 15% and i cannot perform a "fix errors automatically" check when in windows because apparently it is locked and i need to perform on boot (i can finish phase two). The D drive checked out fine (which is an ntfs)

Errors i receive before the crash are

"\recycled\dc27.wav is cross-linked on allocation unit 101***
cross link resolved by copying."

This happens at 10/12/14% and is fine but at 15 it packs up.


I went through a CMD process to determine that my C drive is indeed dirty and i also asked it to ignore the bad sector.. On reboot i tried to perform check again but it still crashes at the 15%

Someone please help because now all files i create seem to become corrupted due to this bad sector and i desperately need this for my audio work :)!!


- i have run AVG an I have no virus'
- I backed up my drive on an external HD and it seems that became corrupted too.. whats going on?

I tried the method described in one of the posts on here but to no avail, maybe someone could describe going through this process with a FAT32 instead of NTFS??

http://www.geekstogo...ck-t125901.html



Kind regards,
Will
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Hi MrConcept...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)

If you do not have a windows xp disk, download the following file: rc.iso....from here..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 BurnCDCC
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....when you get to the screen that gives you the option to install or repair ...select r...then when you get to the prompt...type in chkdsk /r..press enter

NOTE THE SINGLE SPACE BEFORE THE /
While chkdsk is running you will see a light blue window with a dark blue band at the top and bottom. or a black dos box depending on on which cd you use... a Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage....
there are 5 stages...it may appear to hang at a certain % for a hour or more...it even will sometimes go back over a area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER OR YOU CAN HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS...it can take a long time depending on how large the drive is...
You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer....


then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to Winlogon and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here
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Hi Happyrock,

Thanks for your swift response.

I have just tried the Windows cd but as it was loading it brought up a blue screen saying "a problem has been detected with windows and needs to shut down to prevent damage"

It recommends safe mode but i forgot to mention that i cant even access that the normal F8 way?! (Not sure if thats relevent or not)
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tried it again and it loaded! please ignore, i will get onto scanning,


thanks
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Happy rock,

I completed the check disk through the boot cd and it no longer requires me to check upon start up. Thank you
I went into event messages but there is no winlogon file? Only descriptions of my AVG and Security center staring up! The disck scan definitely finished though.

If that in itself might have fixed the drive thats great, if not i would be greatful to hear of any possible steps that should be taken.

kind regards,
will
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if everything's working like it used to then your done... :)
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