> 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
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
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