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    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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    • #2618043


      by dedlbug ·

      In reply to Ran Chkdsk in XP / failed…needed to recover from backup


    • #2617992


      by rob miners ·

      In reply to Ran Chkdsk in XP / failed…needed to recover from backup

      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.

      • #2617985

        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. =]

        • #2617922


          by rob miners ·

          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.

    • #2617895


      by rob miners ·

      In reply to Ran Chkdsk in XP / failed…needed to recover from backup

      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.

      • #2618426

        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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