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winlogon.exe corrupt file issue...can't run chkdsk

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    winlogon.exe corrupt file issue...can't run chkdsk

    This might be long as I've trying to research this on my own for a few days now.

    I got this error message a few days ago saying that my file or directory for windows/cursors was corrupt or unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility. The computer still boots into windows with no apparent issue and I can still use the comptuer completely without problems. The issue I'm having is that it wants me to run chkdsk. It tells me chkdsk cannot run and that I need to rerun it on start up. When I restart the computer after scheduling it to run on startup, the computer starts and does nothing. It goes into the welcome screen after I have signed into my profile and hangs there. I've left it as long as 2 hours with no change. To make it stop, I manually shut the computer off which I don't think is the best way to go about handling this! I've tried using the "cmd" prompt and have gotten the same thing. I also have the recovery discs that came with the computer from ASUS for "windows vista recovery media for windows vista products 64 bit". I have read through some of the threads here looking for info and it all points to me needing to repair windows, but can't find that prompt anywhere. I can't get the disc to load either.

    What do I do at this point?

    If it helps, I have an ASUS notebook N80Vb series with Intel Core 2Duo CPU t6400@2.00GHz. My system type is 64bit with windows vista home premium. I do only have service pack 1.

    What do I do at this point? What caused this?

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    Join Date : Mar 2009
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      Thread Starter

    Re: winlogon.exe corrupt file issue...can't run chkdsk

    I found that I could run the "sfc/scannow" option on the cmd prompt, but it would only run to 48% before saying that windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation. I was able to run chkdsk from the cmd prompt in safe mode, but it would not fix anything because it was read only.

    What do i do from here?

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    Re: winlogon.exe corrupt file issue...can't run chkdsk

    mywildphoenix wrote:

    > This might be long as I've trying to research this on my own for a few
    > days now.
    >
    > I got this error message a few days ago saying that my file or
    > directory for windows/cursors was corrupt or unreadable. Please run
    > chkdsk utility. The computer still boots into windows with no apparent
    > issue and I can still use the comptuer completely without problems. The
    > issue I'm having is that it wants me to run chkdsk. It tells me chkdsk
    > cannot run and that I need to rerun it on start up. When I restart the
    > computer after scheduling it to run on startup, the computer starts and
    > does nothing. It goes into the welcome screen after I have signed into
    > my profile and hangs there. I've left it as long as 2 hours with no
    > change. To make it stop, I manually shut the computer off which I don't
    > think is the best way to go about handling this! I've tried using the
    > "cmd" prompt and have gotten the same thing. I also have the recovery
    > discs that came with the computer from ASUS for "windows vista recovery
    > media for windows vista products 64 bit". I have read through some of
    > the threads here looking for info and it all points to me needing to
    > repair windows, but can't find that prompt anywhere. I can't get the
    > disc to load either.
    >
    > What do I do at this point?
    >
    > If it helps, I have an ASUS notebook N80Vb series with Intel Core 2Duo
    > CPU t6400@xxxxxx My system type is 64bit with windows vista home
    > premium. I do only have service pack 1.
    >
    > What do I do at this point? What caused this?
    >
    >
    Open the Command Prompt from the Orb/all programs/accessories, BUT right
    click on it and select 'Run as admin'.

    The type in at the cursor

    CHKDSK C: /R/F

    Assuming C is your Drive with the OS on it. Note space after the K and
    the :

    It will say it has to run at start-up, click yes and then re-boot.

    It can take up to 4 hours to do a 350 Gb Hard Disk, but you will see it
    working away in the command prompt window.

    Assuming it runs to the end. and after a successful restart, run the sfc
    /scannow again, this time it should complete

    If you are not a Newbie, you may like to download a recovery disk from here

    http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

    You need access to a Torrent connection though.

    The point of this recovery disk, is you can access a command prompt and
    run CHKDSK with /R/F parameters in basically a safe mode. Saves having
    to carry around a Vista disk, if you are on a Laptop

    Kotuku

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      Thread Starter

    Re: winlogon.exe corrupt file issue...can't run chkdsk

    I ended up having to take it to a pro.

    I actually found that snippet of info on another thread somewhere, but it wouldn't work for me. When I would go to restart the notebook, it try to load into windows and the screen would just go black. Nothing would happen after that and it would stay like for hours. It would also never read off my recovery dvds that were supposed to be exactly what I already had on the computer.

    I did find an option with F9 that allowed me to reset the partitions or completely reinstall windows, but at that point I was so confused on what to do and not wanting to damage my computer, I just gave up and took it a pro. He actually used the same option and did a complete reinstall of windows. Luckily, because we spoke in depth about it before he did everything, he didn't charge me much to work on it. Unfortunetly, he couldn' figure out what caused the malfunction in the first place. I don't know either so I hope I don't run into it again. I have been using the notebook alot lately and haven't had any issues tho.

    Thanks for replying. I really do appreciate it.


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