Recovery Console


N

N. Miller

I've got a friend's Toshiba laptop. It wouldn't boot, but kept retrying on
failure. I figured out how to prevent that. He says there are no important
files on the HDD. Stop error '0xED'. The laptop has Windows XP Pro(no way to
figure out which SP right now). I used a Windows XP HE upgrade CD to get to
the Recovery Console, and executed 'chkdsk /r'. After a couple of hours, it
is stuck at 59% complete. I am guessing the HDD is thrashed. Any
repercussions if I pull the plug on it while it is still running 'chkdsk
/r'?
 
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M

Malke

N. Miller said:
I've got a friend's Toshiba laptop. It wouldn't boot, but kept retrying on
failure. I figured out how to prevent that. He says there are no important
files on the HDD. Stop error '0xED'. The laptop has Windows XP Pro(no way
to figure out which SP right now). I used a Windows XP HE upgrade CD to
get to the Recovery Console, and executed 'chkdsk /r'. After a couple of
hours, it is stuck at 59% complete. I am guessing the HDD is thrashed. Any
repercussions if I pull the plug on it while it is still running 'chkdsk
/r'?

There would be if you were going to keep the hard drive but since you
believe that it is "thrashed", what difference does it make? BTW, I suggest
testing a hard drive with a diagnostic utility downloaded from the drive
mftr.'s website or Seagate's SeaTools for DOS rather than Chkdsk. If the
utility won't run or the tests produce any physical failures, replace the
hard drive.

Malke
 
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ju.c

SpinRite is a hard drive tool that works. There's lots to
read at the link below. It's mainly marketed for data
recovery, but I think it's best for repairing drives. It
is an amazing piece of work. It's worth the 90 bucks.

SpinRite $90
http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm


ju.c
 

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