PROBLEM w/ XP chkdsk (hangs @ 0%)?

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    OS: Win XP Home (sp2)

    For whatever reason, XP chkdsk and Norton Disk Doctor are UNABLE to complete a "diagnosis" or "fix errors" on my C:/ partition.

    In Disk Doctor....it hangs/freezes on "Verifying Indexes" (0% completed).

    While in XP chkdsk....it's freezing in "STEP 2" during reboot (also @ 0% completed).

    I can ran chkdsk and NDD fine on my D:/ recovery partition, but not on my OS partition.

    Might anyone know what is causing this problem when running chkdsk?

    I've used it a couple of months ago and it ran just fine. I'm not sure why it's messing up now.

    Might it be an XP SERVICE process that I disabled....or some other XP setting?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    UPDATE: CHKDSK runs with the /i prompt....but still won't complete the "verifying indexes" (stage 2) with the /f or /r prompts
     
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  2. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

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    Run chckdsk from within the Recovery Console.

    Look at your Help & Support option for details on how to run it.

    You will need your XP install disk in order to access the Recovery Console.
     
  3. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    I don't have an XP install disk. My pc already came with XP pre-installed. I have an OEM Windows XP cds (5 in total).

    is there another way to access chkdsk within the Recovery Console?

    Thanks.
     
  4. GroverH

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    If you have access to theXP Recovery Console,

    • from the command prompt, type
      CHKDSK.EXE C: /R and press enter

      You can also type MAP and press enter to see all the drive letters.

      You can also type Help and press enter for help.

      Any chance you have Acronis Startup Recovery Manager or Acronis Secure zone installed.
     
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  5. GroverH

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    Birdman,
    What were the results of the chkdsk.exe c: /r
     
  6. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I was unable to access the Recovery Console as explained in this thread:

    Code:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=142951
    I'm trying to find an alternative way to create a Recovery Console CD. <sigh>
     
  7. Durad

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    I found on the internet a way how to create RecoveryConsole bootable disk but could not find it now.

    SystemMechanic software TRIAL version have a feature to do disk repair, its something like SpinRite but do filesystem check as well as I remeber.
     
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