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HELP! Can't boot up! Disk check getting stuck

  1. #1


    Ed Guest

    HELP! Can't boot up! Disk check getting stuck

    Help me please! I just bought a Vista machine (new Presario laptop) about
    three weeks ago. Vista's been fine, except for a few issues (mostly related
    to iTunes). But last night, my computer did one of those Windows Explorer
    errors. I restarted, and now I can't get it to boot up again!

    Windows wants to do the automatic disk check ... black screen w/ white text;
    "One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency....."

    It gets stuck - says "CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)... 9 percent
    complete (88301 of 98112 file records processed)

    And there it stops. I can't do anything but power down by holding down the
    power key for 5 seconds or so.

    (BTW, when it tells me that I can cancel the CHKDSK by pressing any key
    within the countdown, that doesn't work. It doesn't respond.)

    HELP! What can I do?

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  2. #2


    Ed Guest

    RE: HELP! Can't boot up! Disk check getting stuck

    OK nevermind. Crisis over for now. I did the F8 thing and was able to startup
    in safe mode.

    "Ed" wrote:

    > Help me please! I just bought a Vista machine (new Presario laptop) about
    > three weeks ago. Vista's been fine, except for a few issues (mostly related
    > to iTunes). But last night, my computer did one of those Windows Explorer
    > errors. I restarted, and now I can't get it to boot up again!
    >
    > Windows wants to do the automatic disk check ... black screen w/ white text;
    > "One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency....."
    >
    > It gets stuck - says "CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)... 9 percent
    > complete (88301 of 98112 file records processed)
    >
    > And there it stops. I can't do anything but power down by holding down the
    > power key for 5 seconds or so.
    >
    > (BTW, when it tells me that I can cancel the CHKDSK by pressing any key
    > within the countdown, that doesn't work. It doesn't respond.)
    >
    > HELP! What can I do?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: HELP! Can't boot up! Disk check getting stuck

    I would contact your PC manufacturer and arrange to return the computer for
    repair or replacement. A three-week old system should not have a sick hard
    drive already.

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    "Ed" <Ed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    newsD84D47C-34D8-4CD8-A7E7-FD0650161585@microsoft.com...
    > Help me please! I just bought a Vista machine (new Presario laptop) about
    > three weeks ago. Vista's been fine, except for a few issues (mostly
    > related
    > to iTunes). But last night, my computer did one of those Windows Explorer
    > errors. I restarted, and now I can't get it to boot up again!
    >
    > Windows wants to do the automatic disk check ... black screen w/ white
    > text;
    > "One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency....."
    >
    > It gets stuck - says "CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)... 9
    > percent
    > complete (88301 of 98112 file records processed)
    >
    > And there it stops. I can't do anything but power down by holding down the
    > power key for 5 seconds or so.
    >
    > (BTW, when it tells me that I can cancel the CHKDSK by pressing any key
    > within the countdown, that doesn't work. It doesn't respond.)
    >
    > HELP! What can I do?




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: HELP! Can't boot up! Disk check getting stuck

    Hi i am facing the same problem. Is there any way i can make my computer run or skip the disk check?

    Or i just have to contact my PC Manufacturer?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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