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Problems with booting after running chkdsk.

By kevg ·
Whenever I run CHKDSK /f on my boot drive. The system takes ages to boot up (over an hour to get to the login screen, and then another hour before the desktop starts to appear.) Using different logon's does not help.
It the give me a blue screen, not the classic blue screen of death with error messages, just a blue screen with "STOP: unknown hard error" in the top left corner. Sometimes there is an error code that is not listed by Microsoft.
Rebooting and doing a restore works.
The chkdsk reports no problems
I am running WIN XP PRO SP3.
I have run antivirus/spyware checks and found nothing.
I am running the latest drivers on everything.
I have also checked the memory by running MEMTEST.
Any ideas?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Problems with booting aft ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:


There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer".

So why do you need to run CHKDSK so often? But in addition to the tests you have done already have you tested the HDD with it's makers Testing Utility? You can download this from the HDD Makers Web Site.

If it fails the first test remove the HDD from the computer fit to another and retest. If it fails the second test the HDD has gone to Silicon Heaven but if it passes the second test the M'Board, Power Supply or Data Lead in the first computer needs attention/replacment.


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