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Check Disk Hangs Up at 6%


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joseph456

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Any idea why Check Disk hangs at Stage 2 at 6% for about 2 minutes?
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Are you running chkdsk /r :confused: :whistling:
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I went to "Start" "My Computer" "Properties" "Tools" "Check Now" checked both boxes and restarted computer. Not sure if this is the same as Chkdsk /r.

It has been doing this for quite some time - years - (hanging up at Stage 2). Just never knew why or what to do about it.
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Try this but be ready to just wait. Using the way you are doing it is attempting to find issue but not really trying to repair. The way I posted below with the /r will try to repair or replace bad sextors on the hard drive also. If it can't be repaired it will be marked as bad so that no other data can be written in that area.



Go to

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.

Reboot after your done running chkdsk /r...
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


We will advise after studying the log.
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Tried to do this as instructed at Start/run however responded with Open With.JPG . Finally went to command prompt and entered command. Why didn't the Start/Run command work. Also tried chkdsk by itself.

Will report back w/ results.

Thanks.
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did you type in chkdsk or chkdsk /r
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chkdsk /r

However I was able to type in eventvwr.msc in Start Run and it worked. However any combination of chkdsk does not work in Start/Run. Have to go to command prompt. Thought it was all commands that did not work but apparently only any form of chkdsk that does not work.

Here is the log requested. It took about 2 hours

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 7/29/2012
Time: 8:33:46 PM
User: N/A
Computer: S0034324532
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

39070048 KB total disk space.
27800412 KB in 88305 files.
29728 KB in 10544 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
219140 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
11020768 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
9767512 total allocation units on disk.
2755192 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
20 aa 01 00 2c 82 01 00 ba b1 01 00 00 00 00 00 ...,...........
cf 2f 00 00 0b 00 00 00 56 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 ./......V.......
44 c7 23 08 00 00 00 00 f2 96 a3 8c 00 00 00 00 D.#.............
00 c2 eb 0b 00 00 00 00 e6 9d 74 8e 05 00 00 00 ..........t.....
86 ab 06 6c 01 00 00 00 c2 33 14 a3 07 00 00 00 ...l.....3......
80 68 7a a6 00 00 00 00 a8 38 07 00 f1 58 01 00 .hz......8...X..
00 00 00 00 00 70 cd a0 06 00 00 00 30 29 00 00 .....p......0)..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....ink/events.asp.
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A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused security descriptors.


Please run the chkdsk again to make sure it got everything. :thumbsup:
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Chkdsk attached: Chkdsk.JPG
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You only ran chkdsk and not the chkdsk /r
It runs 5 stages on /r where the other way it only runs 3 stages. It is the extra 2 stages we need to make sure are done.
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2nd Run of chkdsk /r Note: Still cannot run chkdsk from Start/Run however able to run other commands for example eventvwr.msc. Odd?

Thanks for your help

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 7/29/2012
Time: 10:47:28 PM
User: N/A
Computer: S0034324532
Description:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 4 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

39070048 KB total disk space.
27803044 KB in 88097 files.
29672 KB in 10278 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
216068 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
11021264 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
9767512 total allocation units on disk.
2755316 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
20 aa 01 00 52 80 01 00 e0 af 01 00 00 00 00 00 ...R...........
d1 2f 00 00 0b 00 00 00 56 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 ./......V.......
4c 76 53 08 00 00 00 00 08 6d da 8c 00 00 00 00 LvS......m......
60 9c c5 0b 00 00 00 00 90 c8 2c 89 05 00 00 00 `.........,.....
2e ad 8d 6d 01 00 00 00 00 c1 74 9f 07 00 00 00 ...m......t.....
70 41 7a a6 00 00 00 00 a8 38 07 00 21 58 01 00 pAz......8..!X..
00 00 00 00 00 90 f6 a0 06 00 00 00 26 28 00 00 ............&(..

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....ink/events.asp.
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OK that looks much better. It is not a problem with running it from a command window. The important thing is chkdsk is now completing.
I think your issue was as I put in my last post:

Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.

This was causing it to hang at 6% as you had said. Running the /r repaired that and now hopefully it will be ok. How is the system running other then the original issue with chkdsk?
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System runs ok except that fans run continuously instead of shutting off periodically. This is a laptop and I have another one just like it(same model, same age, bought used) that does shut off now and then. I have cleaned out the dust but the fans still run continuously - and in checking the temperature - it does not get that hot. Thought it had something to do with it hanging up w/ chkdsk. If I run chkdsk still hangs up but not as long. Also tried to look at "Process Explorer" to see if some services were running I was not aware of but no help there. Already minimized start up items.

The only other thing I noticed was as mentioned chkdsk command will not run from Start/Run on one laptop but it will on another. Curious why it won't recognize "chkdsk" at start/run but recognizes other commands, for example, eventvwr.msc.
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Lets take a look at startups or I should say the hidden Autoruns.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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The answer to the question regarding chkdsk being commissioned DIRECTLY from the run box rather than from the command prompt or the graphical user interface of MY Computer right click the drive, click properties, tools, error checking etc is that the run cmd, will only execute entries for which the file path is recognised.

Chkdsk, be it either of the two most commonly used forms of chkdsk /f a check of the file system and corrections of errors if possible, OR chkdsk /r - a check of the file system and a check for bad sectors, and if possible the retrieval of data from the bad sectors and a rewrite to good sectors, is normally run as recommended by Microsoft from the GUI, as mentioned above or from the cmd prompt, which of course may be accessed by typing cmd on the run box or by start programs accessories, and clicking command prompt

Here is the Microsoft article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

If you were to type in the run box

chkdsk C: /f

it may then work, or if you were to browse to Windows, system 32, chkdsk and then click on that, it will load that entry into the run box.

That will then run but only as a chkdsk read only mode.

Once the file path has been established you may then find, that the chkdsk typed on the run box will work

HOWEVER it is NOT the standard method of commissioning a chkdsk, as you will see from the Micorosoft article






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