I ran TFC as a normal maintenance thing. It quit with the message “C:Windows\Temp\Logishrd is corrupt and unreadable, run chkdsk”
I did >Run>Chkdsk /r, and restarted.
On restart I get “cannot open volume for direct access. Windows has finished checking the disk.”
I tried to restart several times with the same result
Then Windows loaded, slowly.
I used the Dell Utility Partition to run its disc checker and it came back: “The disc has an error or is write protected.” And quit.
I downloaded the Seagate disc checker program and ran.
Short Drive Self Test Failed, as did the Long test.
I tried to do a restore point from a couple of days ago to see it the Chkdsk message would quit. It quit but Windows loaded to a blank desktop and froze. 15 minutes later I powered off. Tried to boot in Safe Mode, would not start
Seagate included an .iso to boot the machine and check. I burned a bootable disc.
It ran and the short test: passed. The long test ran for about 30 minutes and quit. There was a log generated but I could not access it.
.I tried the repair console and was able to run chkdsk it ran for about 3 hours, when finished it said it had repaired 1 or more problems.
I tried to logon from DOS but my password was rejected. I powered off and let windows start. It loaded for about to the desktop for15 minutes and quit. The task manager showed a list of processes, but no applications. Avast showed disabled
I restarted again and let it run, finally after about 10 minutes everything is running and seems to be OK.
Obviously I have a problem. So do I need to replace the hard drive?
Dell Inspiron 530, Core Duo2 GB Memory, Seagate ST3500630AS 500 GB HDXP SP3 fully updated. I run Avast, paid MBAM, paid SAS and spyware blaster.
I am afraid to run any more diagnostics now that is running again
Thanks for listening.
Edited by pawprint, 30 April 2010 - 06:26 AM.