vista hangs chkdsk step 5

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    so I see on the tubes this is a common error but nobody has a fix

    the drive checks out fine using the hardrive utility

    anyone have a fix>?

    none found on line
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you mean the percentage doesn't go up at all when checking the drive? i get something like this on my D drive, scans fast then slows to a crawl and then doesn't even looks like anything is happening, after about 5 mins it finishes.

    From what i have been reading its an issue with the way vista handles the mft on the drives, more files you have on a drive the more problematic it is
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Is chkdsk a native Vista app?

    I thought development stopped in the Win2k days?
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    chkdsk is for vista also

    it just stops, it stays examining free space at 61 percent and won't continue

    I tried rebooting and doing it again it hangs on the same free space tag
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2008
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    Can you put that disk in another machine and run chkdsk on it ? Windows XP machine
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    good idea, will do that when I get back from vacation