You can find all windows ISO files here. You can create your own installation media to repair or reinstall windows. If chkdsk can't repair your C drive, that means big trouble to me.
Take the case door off of your computer case, shine a flash light inside, stick your head inside.
What hard drive model name and brand do you have ?
Also look at the PSU label read me off the model number and brand name ?
Any computer that would freeze during a hard drive scan, its probably implicating a hard drive problem.
Hard Drive is a Seagate Barracuda (Has some “80 PLUS GOLD” sticker on it)
PSU is from FSP Group inc. model # FSP500-50AAGA
It would be helpful to know what switches you set for the chkdsk.... /f is fix files ... /r does that plus repair bad sectors - THAT can take hours and hours
Yes! I did /r. That being said is it supposed to take me to the blue screen with all the options after a certain amount of time, and once I hit continue, is it supposed to start over???? That’s what it did.
I think it may have encountered a conditition which made it think it needed to go to the repair options screen. Let the CHKDSK run itself out to the end (might be 5-6 hours for a 500gb disk). DO NOT stop a CHKDSK with parameters - it messes your files.
Umm..... I turned it off in the middle of the CHKDSK.... frick frick frick... I put it back on though to the CHKDKS I won’t touch it then and keep hitting continue when the options pop up again. don’t hurt me I’m a noob.
I'm trying to understand just what you are seeing. I think you started CHKDSK /r. Then at some point you noticed the Repair screen. You told it to 'continue' and it did - right into CHKDSK /r again. Maybe a couple of times now. Now what it does is stop running CHKDSK and go to Repair screen, like it is hitting a wall.
If you remember, can you tell me just where in these steps that you powered down?
Is the drive making sounds? What are they like?
First time. Yeah so I started the CHKDSK /r then it told me to restart so I did then it proceeded to scan and repair the C drive it was at 10% for a long time then I fell asleep and the blue screen with options came up. Then I hit continue and exit to windows and went back to the scan and repair the C drive went to 10% complete and I turned it off to check the psu model and make and the Hard Drive model. And turned it back on and now it’s scanning the C drive again.
Got it. Best to let it run its course. Only issue is that when you powered off, there may have been files being removed to be moved and which only existed in memory - and may be lost. This may show up as a missing file or a corrupt program. I hope you have a good recent backup.
Okay I was able to log back onto windows. Should I run the hot CPU Tester program? Or update graphics card driver?
First, check what you did... http://mywindowshub.com/read-event-viewer-log-check-disk-chkdsk-windows-7-windows-8/
If that identified errors, tell us about them please. Did it resolve all of them?
If your HDD is getting flaky, then you may want to recheck with Seatools.
Hot CPU Tester?? Don't know it.
Actually I would run things for awhile and see if something you have done has 'fixed' it.
It says that "Windows has made corrections to the file system. No further action required. So I'm just going to run things like I do and I will let you guys know.
Hi Thanks for your reply. Happy to hear that "No further action required" That's good. I would keep a close watch on your Hard Drive, make sure you create regular back ups. I would also like to see the log in event viewer on the chkdsk. As far as the CPU tester; that's just another way of testing some of your hardware,so I leave that up to you. I would definitely update your graphics driver. Very simple to do. Let us know how things go.
Hi The CPU tester is recommended here on techspot, that's one reason I suggested it. It won't hurt any thing to run it.
Here's TS down load. TS has a lot of great programs. Here you go! If you click on Downloads, you will find a lot of great programs.
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