WOW - thanks for all your help and suggestions!!
My neighbour had an old wired keyboard in his loft - plugged that in and
Interesting that neither Bluetooth nor USB wireless kbds worked in this
instance, whereas both work to access Startup BIOS POST etc - which is also
before the op sys has loaded.... ?? only a wired PS-2 style kbd would work
I guess maybe had I left it to complete a further scan, it may have
completed successfully i just just didn't want to wait another 4ish hours.
The long pause with just a static DOS screen for many minutes was too
frustrating 1st time round - if i'd left overnight would prob had the
desktop showing in the morn.... hey ho, i'll try one day - maybe
I have been ripping quite heavily, so it is poss as suggested in the link
provided by kword88 that indexing hasn't caught up yet - not too bothered
Thanks again to all for your helpful replies
"Billericay Pete" <billericaypete@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I've been ripping CD's to disk. During this process, there are 2 folders
> that have files in them, I can listen to them, but 'properties' shows that
> the folders contain 0 bytes.
> If I try and move either of these folders or delete them I get the message
> that the folder is no longer in that location, but I can still play the
> files inside these folders! I've tried renaming them, but as they aren't
> where they're supposed to be - I can't.
> So I thought I'd run a disk check on my D: drive
> The disk check completed after nearly 4 hours and found no problems (I
> also request bad sector checks) there was no on-screen instruction as to
> what to do when the process finished, so after several minutes I pressed
> the on/off switch to force a re-boot
> Then it started the disk check again, but can be interrupted by pressing
> the Enter key within 10 secs.
> I pressed the enter key - no response - I thought that as I have a
> bluetooth kbd/mouse this may be the problem
> so I connected a wireless USB keyboard and re-booted - still the Enter key
> has no effect and the disk check was initialized again
> I do not have a wired keyboard so I can't seem to be able to perform a
> normal boot, my only option seems to be to run disk check forever as it
> starts automatically every time I boot
> I tried going into setup on booting (so my Bluetooth kbd worked at this
> stage) - no options there to help
> Any suggestions as to how I can get out of this loop please and secondary,
> any ideas as to where these folders are - I have searched for files within
> the folders but advanced search shows 0 results. If I search for the
> folders themselves, search shows that they are where I thought they are,
> but the system does not think they are there .
> Many thanks