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Problem with black screen of death in Win 7 Ultimate

By ralphchas ·
On Dell Studio Laptop, I am running Win 7 which was achieved using upgrade disk from Win Vista. We have upgrade disc only. When you boot up, you get black screen w/msg "One of your discs needs to be checked for consistency" and impossible to continue. This is 2nd time for this to happen and 1st time it was fixed by computer guy. What do I have to do to keep this from happening and what can I do to prevent this?
Tks for your help in the past. I am a long time computer user but definitely not a professional!! Many thanks.

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You better delete your email address.

by TobiF In reply to Problem with black screen ...

If anyone here has a good answer to your question, they'll reply in this thread or, in particular cases, via private message (which you have blocked, though).

You email address in the post will rather be used by spammers. <i>It's a blessing that you can edit your posts.</i>

EditAdd: Here's a link to some people who decided to try this "feature" http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=325459

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Well at a guess without knowing what you are actually attempting here

by OH Smeg In reply to Problem with black screen ...

You need to check the HDD for consistency in M$ Words.

With Upgrade Disc this generally means Wiping the HDD and then starting the Install process again on a Blank HDD. But you can try following M$ Directions here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx

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If you do ever get it booted up...

...Go to START > Run and type in or copy and paste the following line:

cmd /k chkdsk c: /f /r /i /c
Press enter.

You will get prompted thus;
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

Type Y and a message appears;
This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.

Restart. Chkdsk will do its thing and restart the PC.

Go to START > Run, type in eventvwr and click on Windows Logs > Applications and scroll down to the time of the scan and it will be logged under Winlogon.

If you have x files in Bad Sectors, then...

...Chief lucks to you. Buy a new HDD pronto.

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