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WinXP Hard Drive Scan on Reboot

By pittman_jeff ·
Win XP Pro SP1, P3 900Mhz, 256 Meg ram, 40 Gb HD

OK, here is my problem. I have one 40 GB hard drive divided into four 10 Gig partitions.

When I try to scan disk the "root" (ie... C:\) partition a msg popups up stating that scandisk will run when windows reboots.

When the system reboots. The system will POST ok,

The WinXP splash screen comes up and then the video goes out.

I hard booted the system and the same thing happends

Hard boot into SAFE MODE and still no video after the WinXP splash screen.

The only thing I can do is boot into Last Known Good Config which fixes the video problem but the Scan Disk does not run.

The only maintainance I have done is defrag the volume and ran the System File Checker ( which by the way is awesome ).

When I try to ScanDisk the volume again the same thing happens.

I know that there is no major physical problems with the drive and don't really need to run ScanDisk, it is just I am really uptight and in desperate need of a vacation.

Any help would be greatly helpfull and I can finally get to sleep at night

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by CG IT In reply to WinXP Hard Drive Scan ...

humm thought they got rid of scandisk in XP and use chkdsk. go figure

try running chkdsk /f at the command prompt

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by pittman_jeff In reply to WinXP Hard Drive Scan ...

I ran chkdisk at safe mode cmd line and still the same thing.

I know I could just run a DOS off floppy and scan the disk but that is just a work around. I am just curious why my system is behaving this way.

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by Juergen Hartl In reply to WinXP Hard Drive Scan ...

Scandisk is NOT ment to be used in XP environment as said above use CHKDSK.EXE.

The DOS/floppy solution only works for FAT formatted partition not NTFS partitions.

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