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chkdsk stuck at 16% win 7 - acer laptor


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sgandhi2004

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Hi,

I know there is similar forum, but it doesn't answer my questions. Hence, posting here.

My Acer laptop was not able to start. It sometime started, so, I backed up my important data. Since then, it is not able to start, even by using bootable DVD or by restore points. From a bootable DVD's command prompt, I was able to access C, bu: drive sometime backt even that is not accessible now. So, I decided to run CHKDSK from bootable DVD's command prompt. This is the command:

CHKDSK C: /B /V (maximum coverage)

It is stucked at 16% from last 12 hours and I am still holding patience. My hard disk size is 280 GB and there is only one drive on it (C: drive). I am seriously doubting my harddisk got corrupted and not sure what to do next?

Please advise at the earliest on what should I do next. Also, please advise on where can I view log files created by CHKDSK by using command prompt (not from eventvwr). Please remember, I am in MS DOS mode so my options are limited.

OS: Windows 7 Home premium

Thanks.

Edited by sgandhi2004, 10 September 2013 - 07:00 AM.

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Hi Sgandhi :welcome:

Let chkdsk run till the end, it seems you have a bad hard drive...

Some laptops include options on the BIOS to test the Hard Disk if available it's another way to know if the disk is bad or not.
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate. Finally, after 24 hours of being stucked at 16%, I finally rebooted the machine. It automatically started CHKDSK. I guess, it was started with limited options as I see it ran fast and had 3 stages. But this time, it did complete fully within 10 mins. Not sure, what options did windows automatically used. Then finally, the system started. Which is just awesome. After surfing for sometime, I have now shut it down. I will start it again in the evening after office and will post the results.

Thanks !
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate. Finally, after 24 hours of being stucked at 16%, I finally rebooted the machine. It automatically started CHKDSK. I guess, it was started with limited options as I see it ran fast and had 3 stages. But this time, it did complete fully within 10 mins. Not sure, what options did windows automatically used. Then finally, the system started. Which is just awesome. After surfing for sometime, I have now shut it down. I will start it again in the evening after office and will post the results.

Thanks !

Hi,

The chkdsk you use will check all the disk sectors looking for errors and try to reallocate the data.
The other chkdsk was chkdsk /F that only check for file system errors that's why is fast.
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In the evening, when I started the machine again, it started the repair wizard. So there was nothing for me to do except for watching it. I left it overnight and in the morning, the password asking screen had come, so I belive, it would have done some repair. Now, I am using it in sleep mode. I hope, the problem would have been resolved. If not, I would have to format it after some days.

Thanks for your help!

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In the evening, when I started the machine again, it started the repair wizard. So there was nothing for me to do except for watching it. I left it overnight and in the morning, the password asking screen had come, so I belive, it would have done some repair. Now, I am using it in sleep mode. I hope, the problem would have been resolved. If not, I would have to format it after some days.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi,

You should make a Backup of your critical data ASAP and them test the Hard Disk health.
Do you know the Brand and model of the Hard Drive?
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