Ran Chkdsk in XP / failed...needed to recover from backup

By Dedlbug ·
Man I was dumb tonight. For some reason I thought I would go ahead and run the "error checking" feature in XP. ("Right-click C Drive - Properties - Tools - error checking") I checked both available options, and rebooted. It goes ahead and starts the checking process, ONLY to find error after error. About 45 minutes later, it's done. It boots back intot he OS, and only a handful of services were running, and I could not start the ones that were not. My Network connections were gone, it was like the computer was in a safe mode, but with even less functionality.

My only guess is that my particular computer configuration caused the issue OR the "invalid errors", were actually not invalid but yet a result of NTFS configurations. I am running Windows XP Pro SP2, and I installed Vista Business on a seperate partition for a dual boot configuration. While running the chkdsk, I received countless errors. It kept saying the following: "Removing Invalid Security ID, Replacing with Default Security ID on file "X""
(X being a number) I have searched, but can't find anything regarding this and XP.

I have now recovered from a backup, but anyone have any ideas what happened? Is running chkdsk actually worth it? I haven't run it in a long time before tonight and I was doing just fine. =]

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Ran Chkdsk in XP / failed ...

to me like a bug. You are not the only one having these problems with chkdsk and dual booting XP and Vista. I have been using Virtual PC to test new software. It's a lot less work if something goes wrong.

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It may be

by Dedlbug In reply to Looks

a bug. I'm not too sure. I have been dual-booting Vista and XP for a few months now and have had no problems. It works great, but this was the first time I ran chkdsk IN XP after I installed Vista as a dual boot. (Even though Vista is on a different Partition)

This is now off topic, but I tried to install Vista on my computer in Virtual PC BEFORE I actually installed in natively. It would not install. It kept giving me some error while it was installing. Something about "This install has to be done natively". Nonetheless, Using Virtual consoles is just so great.

Thanks for the tip. =]

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by Jacky Howe In reply to It may be

should work with VPC 2007. I just noticed that I have been flogging VPC lately in my posts. It is great for working in the PE2 environment setting up and testing before going live.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Ran Chkdsk in XP / failed ...

a thought. My mate brought his PC over to show me his progress with the PE2 environment that he has been working with. He is able to activate his partitions on the fly. Have you setup your drive with 2 Primary Partitions or is it just Extended.

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I have 2 Primary Partitions...

by Dedlbug In reply to Just

I had XP installed first. Then I installed Vista. I used Partition Magic to create the Vista Partition. I think Vista would have done it for me during the install, but maybe I was nervous, especially since it was MY computer. LOL

But I'm not sure what PE2 refers to. (Windows PE?) School me buddy...if you don't mind. =]


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A link to some reading

by Jacky Howe In reply to I have 2 Primary Partitio ...


Diskpart can be used in a Batch File to Activate Partitions under XP and Vista. It can be used like a Boot Manager.


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Thank You

by Dedlbug In reply to A link to some reading

I will be sure to read this tonight. I have not used the Windows PE yet, but have used "Bart PE" many times. (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/)

Now I'm excited. Something new to try (for me anyway)

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It will

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thank You

open up a whole new world for you. Throw away the ERD Commander. You can create an enviroment with your own Tools. Bart was built on features from PE1. The Recovery Environment is in the Vista OPK.

Some more reading.

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