What happened? -- chkdsk /r error


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jim

1. Running chkdsk /r on windows XP primary partition.

2. All stages complete until stage 4 of 5 (file data verification) never
gets past 0 percent complete.

3. Machine running utility is crashed (forced shut off by power removal))

4. Subsequently, windows XP fails to boot.

Conjecture as to what happened to cause 4?

jim
 
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Paul in Houston TX

jim said:
1. Running chkdsk /r on windows XP primary partition.

2. All stages complete until stage 4 of 5 (file data verification) never
gets past 0 percent complete.

3. Machine running utility is crashed (forced shut off by power removal))

4. Subsequently, windows XP fails to boot.

Conjecture as to what happened to cause 4?

jim

Excessive heat?
Flaky hdd?
Trojan / virus / rootkit?
Can you put that hdd into another computer to scan / test?
 
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VanguardLH

jim said:
1. Running chkdsk /r on windows XP primary partition.
2. All stages complete until stage 4 of 5 (file data verification) never
gets past 0 percent complete.
3. Machine running utility is crashed (forced shut off by power removal))
4. Subsequently, windows XP fails to boot.

Even in Windows' safe mode?
If so, even with "last known good configuration"?
 
J

jim

On Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:48:06 -0500, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Paul in Houston TX
Excessive heat?
Flaky hdd?
Trojan / virus / rootkit?
Can you put that hdd into another computer to scan / test?


Thanks for the reply.

could have been any of the first three, and I believe that putting it in
another computer would have said it was fine, if mounted as a slave disk,
or it would have exhibited the same problem, if mounted as the primary
boot disk.

Problem resolved.

apparent problem was a pending pre-boot command conflict. (best way i
can put it, which may be inadequate) which was resolved by going to the
recovery console and running chkdsk (no switches) to completion.

Jim
 
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jim

On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:39:52 -0500, in
Even in Windows' safe mode?
If so, even with "last known good configuration"?

I tried going into safe mode, no dice. Before I got to "Last known good
configuration" a former Lenovo tech rescued me and resolved the problem of
"won't boot". See my previous explanation to Paul H.

Believe me, i am getting every last mile out of old hardware with old
disks......

jim
 

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