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CHKDSK stalls on reboot

By hreeves
Dec 7, 2004
  1. I have a problem with a computer with XP/Pro loaded. It lost power and when it rebooted autochk started running. When prompted on whether to recover lost chains, I entered Y but it stopped processing (wait 2 hours on a 40G HDD). I went ahead and rebooted, autochk started again and now stalls on scanning (3days). I was reading this forum and found topic8356.html. Will this process repair the FAT32 filesystem? If not, what options do I have to repair the filesystem?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Welcome to TechSpot Forums

    If you have a floppy disk drive, you could try booting with a Windows 98SE / ME boot floppy that contains smartdrv.exe and check the partition with it.
  3. hreeves

    hreeves TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought smartdrv was just the double buffer engine for Win98. Are you talking about booting 98SE or ME from diskette and running scandsk?
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