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2hr Chkdsk leads to inaccessible Desktop


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Hello, I've experienced both a Comodo-related disaster, followed by a Vista ChkDsk disaster. I've tried my best to explain everything below. Please Note: Logs are attached to this post. I've posted details about my System Specs in my profile.

1. Comodo Nightmare (Resolved): I constantly had a BSOD related to Comodo, two minutes after booting to desktop, so I uninstalled it.

2. Chkdsk Nightmare (CRITICAL):

A). Accessible State (Pre-Checkdisk)

Symptoms: SFC runs but won't fix the errors. Despite many reinstalls, Comodo won't run a diagnostics test successfully, and won't list or fix the problems.

*In regedit, my dskchk value has this value:

"autocheck autochk /r \??\Q:
lsdelete
OODBS"

Troubleshooting: Cleaned system using Comodo system cleaner, ccleaner, malware bytes and Ad-Aware successfully.

B). Chkdsk Highlights:
"File 9: corrupt attribute: 128"
... "Deleting an index entry ChkAcc.bak in index $130 of file 55"
... "Deleting an index entry (20 minutes worth of 4 to 6 digit numbers) with ID from index $SII *and* $SDH of file 9"
... "Replacing invalid security id with default security id (2 hours worth of 4 to 6 digit numbers)"

C). Post Chkdsk State (Inaccessible Desktop):

Symptoms:

Vista boots up to the point where I see a moveable cursor in front of a black screen. Hard Drive continues acting as though it's loading something for about 15seconds. Then absolutely nothing happens. Ctrl+Alt+Del or inserting a CD does nothing.

Troubleshooting:

Safe Mode (with or without Command Prompt, Networking): Hangs after loading crcdisk.sys.
All other advanced boot options: Hangs when reaches cursor upon black screen then hangs.

Vista cd's Startup Repair doesn't resolve issues.
Also in Vista cd's Startup repair's command prompt;
system restore loads, but there are no points (as a result of the comodo nightmare)
sfc /scannow, msconfig, and chkdsk /f /r won't run ('because the drive is read-only').

***PLEASE NOTE: I've Created Acronis Drive backups for both pre & post chkdsk Vista drive states. I also have a healthy Vista drive backup 1 year old (I restored it 3 hours ago to make sure it works on the same HDD that I have my corrupted Vista on), but it's too out of date and I don't want to go through the manual process of deciphering correct locations for to restore program files and settings to their rightful folders.

****I've zipped and attached the SFC log to this post, but I don't have a Chkdsk log as it was done outside of vista.

MY WISH:

Armed with my system state backups, I would like to fix the problem from either end, so that I can have a healthy accessible Vista.

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE HELP ME BEFORE I COMMIT VIRTUAL SUICIDE
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Edited by harvestthesouls, 17 February 2012 - 06:46 AM.

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UPDATE: I've successfully run Active Hard Disk Monitor(free) tests & SeaTools HDD tests.
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UPDATE: I've successfully run Active Hard Disk Monitor(free) tests & SeaTools HDD tests.

Okay, so where do you stand now? Did SeaTools find any errors? Note that chkdsk can take many hours, even overnight and longer with large disks.
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No change in system status, I was just using that test to confirm that my HDD is not the cause of the issue.
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Since a startup repair didn't work, and neither did SFC and all the other stuff you tried, it looks like a complete reinstall is required.

Note for your chkdsk and your drive, if me, I would pull the drive and install it as a secondary (not boot) drive in another computer, or in an enclosure attached to another computer, then run chkdsk /r from there. Note you don't need /f as that is implied with /r. If it does not pass chkdsk when run from the second computer, then it might be time to get a new drive.
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harvestthesouls

Is this
topic on the same computer please, as the topic here

http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1

on which I am working with you

and the one here, where Ztruker is working with you.
http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1
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Just to let everyone know I have requested that harvestthesouls go through malware inspection since MSE found infections per the topic Mac is helping with. This may be the root of all the issues and I suggest everyone stop because duplicating instructions are being given which is wasting time. Until malware inspection is done I suggest everyone stop with assistance.
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