problems with windows xp
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:05 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:22 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:25 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:31 PM
Edited by blossom777, 01 December 2009 - 09:36 PM.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:41 PM
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f
Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:46 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:58 PM
This is all you need. Then it will say that it will start on the next reboot. You click Y for ok.
Then you click on start and then restart the system.
It should run the program then before windows ever shows up. When it is done it will reboot the system back into windows. Depending on the size of your hard drive this could take 30 minutes to a couple of hours
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:08 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:23 PM
Where did that come from? Are you trying to determine if you have a dirty bit on your system?
That is a different set of steps.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:25 PM
Then I put in chkdsk /f
the it says The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive
Chkdsk connot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts y/n that is when I did what you had told me and it came back to windows. Just telling you this, so you will know exactly what it says. I really appreciate your help!
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:27 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:34 PM
Check and see if the hard drive is dirty. Please click on START-->RUN and type cmd. In the new window that appears, type fsutil dirty query c: and hit ENTER. If what appears on the screen says Volume - c: IS Dirty, then please do the following:
Please check the following before proceeding:
- If you have Spyware Doctor installed, uninstall it.
- If you have ZoneAlarm installed, open it, click the "Overview" tab, then select "Preferences", and UNcheck the "Protect ZA Client" check box.
Substitute the drive letter for the drive your want to check for the ? in the following commands. Please note the spaces.
- chkntfs /d ..... (This will reset autocheck options to default...will come back invalid on some installations)
- chkntfs /c ?: ..... (This will allow checking the specified drive )
- chkntfs /x ?: ..... (The x switch tells Windows to NOT check the specified drive on the next boot)
This next step is important as this is where the Dirty Bit will be unset.
Substitute the drive letter for the drive your want to check for the ? in the following commands.
Click Start, then Run, type cmd in the Open box and click "Ok". At the command prompt, type the following, pressing "Enter" after each one: (Again, note the spaces.)
- chkdsk /f /r ?: ..... (To manually run a full chkdsk operation on the specified drive)
- Y ..... (To accept having it run on the next boot)
Finally, when the chkdsk operation has completed, type fsutil dirty query ?:, press "Enter", and Windows will confirm that the Dirty Bit is not set on that drive.
Reboot again and see if chkdsk still runs on startup. If the machine boots back up to the command prompt, type exit and press "Enter"...it should boot to Windows.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:43 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:51 PM
So this chkntfs /c ?:
Would be this chkntfs /c c:
Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:02 PM
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