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freezes during chkdsk

  1. #1

    Join Date : Jul 2010
    Posts : 1
    Vista Ultimate x32
    Local Time: 22:39

    freezes during chkdsk

    My computer is freezing during stage 5 of 5 during chkdsk at startup. This is the stage that checks free memory.

    I have a Seagate hardrive and have run the diagnostic utilities from Seagate (Seatools for Dos) and the drive got a "pass" on both the short and long tests.

    I have also run scans from two separate virus protection programs.

    I have also defragged the drive using diskeeper.

    I am at a loss what to try next. On one hand I would like to replace the harddrive if it is starting to malfunction, but on the other hand, I hesitate to change anything since my system is working fine at the moment.

    What should I do?

    Your advice is appreciated...

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  2. #2

    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Southeastern CT, USA
    Posts : 1,364
    Vista Ultimate x64; Win 7 x64 and x32
    Local Time: 23:39
    usa us connecticut


    Re: freezes during chkdsk

    Don't replace the hard drive unless you can afford to pay for a hard drive that you probably don't need.

    When the system starts, does chkdsk start automatically?
    How long have you left the system on step 5 (sometimes it takes a long, long time to finish - I'd suggest letting it run overnight)?
    What do you do to bypass it?

    Is there any mention of a "dirty bit" or a "flag" being set?

    Try this free diagnostic memory test: Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)

    Then run CHKDSK without any parameters - this will tell you if there's any problems (but won't try to correct them). Then check the log file and post it's results here for us to have a look at:
    CHKDSK LogFile:
    Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
    Double click on the Source column header.
    Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).
    Copy/paste the results into your next post.

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freezes during chkdsk

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