Disk check for consistency at startup.. HELP PLEASE

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  1. devecseri

    devecseri New Member

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    My computer will not get past the file checking screen where it stops the countdown at 1 and does nothing. No matter what I press it won't boot up, it always freezes and does nothing. I went into startup options, and did every diagnostic test there, all came up 100% Ok, that took over 6 hours. And I still can't get past the screen. I have close to 1000 episodes of tv on there, I really don't want to lose everything... HELP
     
  2. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    Hey there....

    I'll tell it like it is....

    You need to install a new hard drive in all likelihood as your current one is on the fritz.

    To help for the moment, boot to safe mode then run this command from a prompt:

    chkdsk /r

    You're not going to lose any data so don't worry about that. But you should install a new hard drive and copy what you need off the original asap, after running that command.
     
  3. devecseri

    devecseri New Member

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    Okay well when I got it to boot by madly pressing keys after a lot of tries.. I tried chkdsk /r and it says it can't because theres another process or something, I've read you can disable it with chkntfs /X :C, I'm gonna see if that works, but I hope theres nothing wrong with my drive.. I ran a hard drive diagnostic test and everything was fine
     
  4. fixer4162

    fixer4162 New Member

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    I have this exact same problem and tried to do what you said (booted from safe mode, then entered chkdsk /r) however I get a very brief message window (it disappears in under a second) telling me I do not have sufficient privileges to perform this operation.
     

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