Check Disk Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Roadsplat, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Roadsplat

    Roadsplat Guest

    I am trying to run check disk with the /f /r options. I type "Y" when it ask to check on the next reboot. I then reboot the system and it does run check disk and then reboots. Now here is where the problems begin.

    It starts to reboot and then opens up the screen again to run check disk. It will now do 1 of 2 things.....It will then run chkdsk again and freeze. Or it will start to go through the boot procedure and then the screen goes blank and then freezes before it gets to the logon screen. Both cases lock the computer completely and I have to hit the reset button.

    Another thing it has done is once it gets back to the check disk screen after the reboot it says the volume is clean and then says windows is restarting and then it locks up.

    The only way I can get back into windows is to hit F8 on boot and choose the option to boot to LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIG. Once i'm in windows I run chkntfs /x c: to keep it from running check disk on boot.

    Anybody know what I can do to let chkdsk run without locking up?


  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Open a command window and type in 'sfc /scannow.' This is XP's System File Checker. Make sure XP is healthy first, then start looking into bios updates and driver issues.
  3. Roadsplat

    Roadsplat Guest

    Yeah I tried that. Everything seems to check out fine. This problem is happening on two different computers. One is a Thinkpad laptop and the other is a desktop.

    Bios and drivers are the lastest ones available. I've seen a few post elsewhere relating to this problem but I have not seen a solution. I hope someone can help. Thanks

  4. Roadsplat

    Roadsplat Guest

    Ok..well I finally figured out what was causing this. I have found that there are a few programs that will cause this in WinXP...Pcanywhere 10.5 being one of them. Microsoft has a fix available that helps with some of the progams that cause this problem. However, it does not help with PcAnywhere. Symantec claims it is a Microsoft problem and Microsoft claims it's Symantec's who knows when this will be fixed. Just thought I would keep you guys updated on my findings. Thanks for the input I did receive.

  5. lelu

    lelu Guest


    Today I ran chkdsk the first time since I got my Dell. It is almost
    5 months old and the very exactly same thing happen to me!
    I did just what you did to get up.

    Thanks for the info., I also run Norton!
    And to think I paid for that hog when I could have got AVG free!

    This was the first problem I have had with XP.
  6. lelu

    lelu Guest


    Do you use Norton AV?
  7. lelu

    lelu Guest


    How do you run chkntfs /x c:?

    I tried run and promp but no go?