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Old 04-19-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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hi
when i start my computer, chkdsk begins
it states volume c is dirty and begins chkdsk
i need help with chkdsk getting stuck at 54% stage 1
it just stays there and i can do nothing
how do i get around it to start my operating system

i have windows xp

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Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type
fsutil dirty query C: It should say if the drive is dirty or not.
Now in the command prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. Check Disk should be able to complete now at next bootup.

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i would if i could but it never gets to the screen where the start button is

the windows loading screen comes on then right to chkdsk

i also attempted to start in safe mode f8 but i never am able to get there either
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all i get then in safe mode is a list of drivers
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Boot off of the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type fsutil dirty query C: It should say if the drive is dirty or not. Now type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
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ok
i booted off xp cd
pressed r for the recovery console

now i get a screen that says the following

setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer

and states setup cannot continue blah blah

what i do not understand is that i performed the hard disk diagnostic and it passed

i checked the power and data connections and they are plugged in


i even downloaded the recovery disc from microsoft and nothing happens

thanks for all you can do as i am at my wits end
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Run the HDD diagnostic again. Looks like your HDD has lost it's file system, is dying, or is dead
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ok
i booted off xp cd
pressed r for the recovery console

now i get a screen that says the following

setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer
That's a normal response when booting from the XP CD when there is a SATA HDD.

Do you have a SATA HDD (rather than an ATA/IDE HDD)?

If you do have a SATA HDD, the easiest way to overcome this problem is to enter the BIOS setup menu and reconfigure the HDD to ATA/IDE compatible mode.

You will then be able to boot from the XP CD and use the Recovery Console to run chkdsk /r.
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"setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

you get this message, not because of any issue with your drive, but because you did not feed setup the sata driver for your system.

xp did not come with sata drivers which is why you have to add it via F6 when you see F6 in the lower left corner.

I would make the recommendation that you enable SMART in the bios so you get drive about to fail messages in advance of the drive failure.

update:Guess that is what happens when you start to reply and get interrupted by a phone call :-)
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yes i do have a sata drive

thanks guys i'll try it
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yes i do have a sata drive
Good: That explains the reason for your problem with booting from the XP CD.

Let us know if you need any assistance with either method of booting from the XP CD:
  1. Reconfiguring the HDD mode in BIOS setup
  2. Loading the SATA drivers via floppy using F6
Either method will do the job.
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That's a normal response when booting from the XP CD when there is a SATA HDD.

Do you have a SATA HDD (rather than an ATA/IDE HDD)?

If you do have a SATA HDD, the easiest way to overcome this problem is to enter the BIOS setup menu and reconfigure the HDD to ATA/IDE compatible mode.

You will then be able to boot from the XP CD and use the Recovery Console to run chkdsk /r.
thank you i think i got it
it booted from the installation disc
and chkdsk commenced and seems to be progressing rapidly
it passed stage 1 and is now in stage 3 and now complete

i'm in

aussie aussie aussie awsome thanks again
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aussie aussie aussie awsome thanks again
My pleasure. That's a real nice "thank you"!

Now that you have Windows up and running again, I suggest you run Error Checking (chkdsk /r again) since you may need to run it more than once to fix the majority of errors in many cases, and then we can have a look at the log and see what is happening.

Use the Windows Error Checking utility (Check Disk), with the options to scan the disk surface for errors, and attempt recovery of data and repair the disk.
  • Open "My Computer"
  • Right-click on the drive that you wish to check > Properties > Tools > and in the "Error checking" section, click on "Check now".
  • Place a tick in both boxes > Start.
  • If the disk you have chosen is the system disk:
    • A message will notify you that a restart is necessary: Click OK, and close all windows.
    • Re-start the computer. The disk will be checked when the system boots.
      This test will take some time to run and at times may appear stalled but just let it run.
    • When the disk check is complete, the system will re-start automatically and load Windows.

A log of the disk check is recorded only if the scheduled re-start is used, and only for drives on the same HDD as the Operating System.
To open Event Viewer and view the log:
  • Go to Start > Run > and type eventvwr and press the <ENTER> key.
    The Event Viewer window will open.
  • In the left pane, click on Application.
  • In the right pane, at the top, click on the column heading Source to sort the list alphabetically.
  • Look in the Source column for "Winlogon", with an entry corresponding to the date and time of the disk check.
  • Double-click on that entry to view the log.
  • Click on the button to copy the log text to the clipboard.
  • Paste the log text into your next reply.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:40 PM   #14
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hi australien

what i did after copying my files (just in case)was delete the operating system and replace it with a new one
i also installed the drivers for a sata drive

the computer boots up beautifully, is fast and working perfectly
in addition the only info i lost in the process was any emails i had saved
for some reason installation does not copy them

thanks for your help as now i have a fine machine



once again thank you

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