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maru9597

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When I shut down the computer at night, in the morning the computer won't go to the login page. It starts up but before it gets to the login page it goes black, then shuts down and restarts. It goes through this sequence about 3 times and then asks me to start in safe mode. After I start in safe mode I hit restart and it starts up normally. If I shut off the power for a couple of seconds, it will start up normally too.
I am running windows xp on a 1.5gigahertz machine. The harddrive still has over 15% free space.
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Start > run
cmd
<enter>

type
chkdsk /r
<enter>

Say yes to run on next reboot.

Reboot, go take a walk this will take some time.
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Start > run
cmd
<enter>

type
chkdsk /r
<enter>

Say yes to run on next reboot.

Reboot, go take a walk this will take some time.

I ran chkdsk /r twice and my problem seems to be fixed. I defrag my computer about every 2 weeks. Should I be running chkdsk then too or only when I have a problem?
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I thought the problem was fixed but the next morning the same thing happened. I had to go to safe mode to start my machine. Later that same day after work I had to disconnect the power for couple of seconds to get it to boot..Once I get past the login screen it works normally. I can log off so my kids can have a turn on the computer. Its only after its been shutdown for a couple of hours.
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the fact that it fixed it, but then seemed to have stopped fixing it, is making me a little nervous about the health of the harddrive.

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.
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This is the red flagged events going back a couple of weeks.
In the Application file:

1/29/2006 McLogEvent none 5004 SYSTEM
1/28/2006 Application Hang none 1001 N/A
1/28/2006 Application Hang (101) 1002 N/A
1/27/2006 McLogEvent none 5004 N/A
1/25/2006 McLogEvent none 5004 SYSTEM
1/22/2006 Messenger none 1000 N/A
1/22/2006 Application Error none 1000 N/A
1/20/2006 McLogEvent none 5004 SYSTEM
1/18/2006 Application Hang (101) 1002 N/A
1/17/2006 Application Hang (101) 1002 N/A
1/16/2006 Application Hang (101) 1002 N/A
1/16/2006 Application Hang (101) 1002 N/A
1/14/2006 Application Error (100) 1000 N/A
1/14/2006 Application Error none 1000 N/A

There are no red x's in the Security file.
This is the System file.

1/30/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/30/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/30/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/30/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/28/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/28/2006 Service Control none 7026
1/28/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/28/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/28/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/28/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/28/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/28/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7026
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/27/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/27/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/27/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7026
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 Service Control none 7001
1/27/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/27/2006 DCOM none 10005
1/26/2006 Dhcp none 1002
1/25/2006 W32Time none 34
1/25/2006 DCOM none 10010
There is some more, do you need the rest?
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