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Disc check for consistency?

  1. #1


    dahitec Guest

    Disc check for consistency?

    Hello,

    When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    "Checking file system on C:
    The type of file system is NTFS

    One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    seconds, yada yada yada.
    I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker kept
    counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check starts,
    it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a counter
    with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around 6-8%
    the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else happens)
    and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i keep
    getting the same result.
    What can i do?

    Thank you

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  3. #2


    Viktor Erdélyi Guest

    RE: Disc check for consistency?

    Is there any disk activity while it's "freezed"? My PC usually waits 15
    minutes at the beginning of stage 2 (it reads the index table or I don't know
    what), and during that period it reads from the disk like crazy. If there is
    REALLY nothing happening, then you'll have to check that disk with another
    program.

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  4. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: Disc check for consistency?

    dahitec wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    > windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    > "Checking file system on C:
    > The type of file system is NTFS
    >
    > One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    > And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    > seconds, yada yada yada.
    > I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker kept
    > counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check starts,
    > it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a counter
    > with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around 6-8%
    > the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else happens)
    > and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i keep
    > getting the same result.
    > What can i do?
    >
    > Thank you
    Run a hard drive diagnostic. Get the diagnostic utility from the hard
    drive mftr.'s website or use Seagate's SeaTools Desktop. You will create
    a bootable CD with the file you download. Third-party burning software
    was necessary for this in XP; I don't know if that is the case still in
    Vista.

    Then boot your computer with the CD you created and run a thorough test
    on the hard drive. If it fails any physical tests, contact HP for
    replacement.

    If you don't want to go through all this, just call HP tech support for
    replacement.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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  5. #4


    dahitec Guest

    Re: Disc check for consistency?

    Thanks, however, I don't know how to get past the disk check screen and to
    the regular desktop where i can start running different diagnostic tests.

    "Malke" wrote:

    > dahitec wrote:

    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    > > windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    > > "Checking file system on C:
    > > The type of file system is NTFS
    > >
    > > One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    > > And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    > > seconds, yada yada yada.
    > > I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker kept
    > > counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check starts,
    > > it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a counter
    > > with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around 6-8%
    > > the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else happens)
    > > and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i keep
    > > getting the same result.
    > > What can i do?
    > >
    > > Thank you
    >
    > Run a hard drive diagnostic. Get the diagnostic utility from the hard
    > drive mftr.'s website or use Seagate's SeaTools Desktop. You will create
    > a bootable CD with the file you download. Third-party burning software
    > was necessary for this in XP; I don't know if that is the case still in
    > Vista.
    >
    > Then boot your computer with the CD you created and run a thorough test
    > on the hard drive. If it fails any physical tests, contact HP for
    > replacement.
    >
    > If you don't want to go through all this, just call HP tech support for
    > replacement.
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

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  6. #5


    dahitec Guest

    RE: Disc check for consistency?

    There is REALLY nothing happening. i don't even get to stage 2. How can i
    move past the disk check screen to get to the desktop so i can check the disk
    with another program?

    "Viktor Erdélyi" wrote:

    > Is there any disk activity while it's "freezed"? My PC usually waits 15
    > minutes at the beginning of stage 2 (it reads the index table or I don't know
    > what), and during that period it reads from the disk like crazy. If there is
    > REALLY nothing happening, then you'll have to check that disk with another
    > program.

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  7. #6


    Conley Guest

    RE: Disc check for consistency?


    Have you tried booting from the Vista DVD and going into the Repair menu,
    where you can run chkdsk from a command prompt? As I recall, I once got out
    of one of these loops that way.


    "dahitec" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    > windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    > "Checking file system on C:
    > The type of file system is NTFS
    >
    > One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    > And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    > seconds, yada yada yada.
    > I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker kept
    > counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check starts,
    > it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a counter
    > with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around 6-8%
    > the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else happens)
    > and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i keep
    > getting the same result.
    > What can i do?
    >
    > Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    dahitec Guest

    RE: Disc check for consistency?

    I haven't tried that, but my vista dvd is across the country from where i am
    right now. That's a good idea tho, thanks.

    "Conley" wrote:

    >
    > Have you tried booting from the Vista DVD and going into the Repair menu,
    > where you can run chkdsk from a command prompt? As I recall, I once got out
    > of one of these loops that way.
    >
    >
    > "dahitec" wrote:
    >

    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    > > windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    > > "Checking file system on C:
    > > The type of file system is NTFS
    > >
    > > One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    > > And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    > > seconds, yada yada yada.
    > > I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker kept
    > > counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check starts,
    > > it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a counter
    > > with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around 6-8%
    > > the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else happens)
    > > and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i keep
    > > getting the same result.
    > > What can i do?
    > >
    > > Thank you

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  9. #8


    Viktor Erdélyi Guest

    RE: Disc check for consistency?

    Tech support advised me that some time ago for some other issue. It worked
    for me. (Well, that's the same chkdsk so I don't know whether it'll get you
    to stage 2 or not)

    "Conley" wrote:

    >
    > Have you tried booting from the Vista DVD and going into the Repair menu,
    > where you can run chkdsk from a command prompt? As I recall, I once got out
    > of one of these loops that way.
    >
    >
    > "dahitec" wrote:
    >

    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    > > windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    > > "Checking file system on C:
    > > The type of file system is NTFS
    > >
    > > One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    > > And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    > > seconds, yada yada yada.
    > > I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker kept
    > > counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check starts,
    > > it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a counter
    > > with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around 6-8%
    > > the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else happens)
    > > and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i keep
    > > getting the same result.
    > > What can i do?
    > >
    > > Thank you

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  10. #9


    Malke Guest

    Re: Disc check for consistency?

    dahitec wrote:

    > Thanks, however, I don't know how to get past the disk check screen and to
    > the regular desktop where i can start running different diagnostic tests.
    You don't use a hard drive diagnostic from within Windows. You boot with
    the CD you created and run the utility outside of the operating system.
    You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS first.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Conley Guest

    Re: Disc check for consistency?

    It may not be the "same chkdsk" if it loads from the DVD and not from the
    hard drive.

    "Viktor Erdélyi" <ViktorErdlyi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A93466B5-746D-4ABA-A158-F200DA8A49EC@xxxxxx

    > Tech support advised me that some time ago for some other issue. It worked
    > for me. (Well, that's the same chkdsk so I don't know whether it'll get
    > you
    > to stage 2 or not)
    >
    > "Conley" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Have you tried booting from the Vista DVD and going into the Repair menu,
    >> where you can run chkdsk from a command prompt? As I recall, I once got
    >> out
    >> of one of these loops that way.
    >>
    >>
    >> "dahitec" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Hello,
    >> >
    >> > When i try to start my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000), after the initial
    >> > windows logo, i get a black screen saying,
    >> > "Checking file system on C:
    >> > The type of file system is NTFS
    >> >
    >> > One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency..."
    >> > And then you may cancel the disk check, the check will begin in so many
    >> > seconds, yada yada yada.
    >> > I tried cancelling the disk check, but it didn't work, and the ticker
    >> > kept
    >> > counting the seconds before it would start the check. Once the check
    >> > starts,
    >> > it says "CHDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)" and then there's a
    >> > counter
    >> > with the percent completed and how many file records processed. Around
    >> > 6-8%
    >> > the check freezes (i've left it for over 10 mins and nothing else
    >> > happens)
    >> > and i shut down my computer. I've done this three or four times and i
    >> > keep
    >> > getting the same result.
    >> > What can i do?
    >> >
    >> > Thank you

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