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Check disk does not work
« on: May 27, 2011, 12:01:09 PM »
Hi
I have an old machine with Win xp pro sp3 [not the one on my signature] and for some reason it can not make the check disk and verify file system integrity at restart or new boot. Any ideas how to make it work ?

Thanks
OS :MS windows XP pro sp3
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Check disk does not work
« on: May 27, 2011, 12:01:09 PM »

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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 12:36:05 PM »
This tool of mine might help
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/shanes_toolbox/Disk_Error_Checking_at_Next_Boot.exe

It will flag the drive as dirty, making windows do a check at next boot :wink:

Let me know if it works for you.

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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 02:22:48 PM »
This tool of mine might help
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/shanes_toolbox/Disk_Error_Checking_at_Next_Boot.exe

It will flag the drive as dirty, making windows do a check at next boot :wink:

Let me know if it works for you.

Shane
Thanks Shane but it didn`t work.
OS :MS windows XP pro sp3
Processor :AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core 3800, 2009Mhz.
Mother board :Gygabyte M61 PM-S2
Ram :3GB
Disk space :149.05 GB
Default browser:Pale Moon
Protection :Avast,Sandboxie,Private firewall

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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 02:32:55 PM »
You may have some corrupt files.

First thing is to do a system file check

In a command window do
sfc /scannow

You will need your XP cd if you didn't copy the i386 folder to the drive.

On all my xp machines I install, I also install the recovery console to the drive.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

Be a good idea to do, you can run chkdsk from there as well :wink:

Shane
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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 03:24:54 PM »
You may have some corrupt files.

First thing is to do a system file check

In a command window do
sfc /scannow

You will need your XP cd if you didn't copy the i386 folder to the drive.

On all my xp machines I install, I also install the recovery console to the drive.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

Be a good idea to do, you can run chkdsk from there as well :wink:

Shane
Thanks for the assistance Shane.
OS :MS windows XP pro sp3
Processor :AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core 3800, 2009Mhz.
Mother board :Gygabyte M61 PM-S2
Ram :3GB
Disk space :149.05 GB
Default browser:Pale Moon
Protection :Avast,Sandboxie,Private firewall

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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 11:51:19 PM »
This tool of mine might help
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/shanes_toolbox/Disk_Error_Checking_at_Next_Boot.exe

It will flag the drive as dirty, making windows do a check at next boot :wink:

Let me know if it works for you.

Shane
Thanks Shane but it didn`t work.
Hi Shane
I tried your tool again and ...voilà it worked.
Thanks  :wink:
OS :MS windows XP pro sp3
Processor :AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core 3800, 2009Mhz.
Mother board :Gygabyte M61 PM-S2
Ram :3GB
Disk space :149.05 GB
Default browser:Pale Moon
Protection :Avast,Sandboxie,Private firewall

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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 11:52:17 PM »
Good to hear :-)

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Re: Check disk does not work
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 11:52:17 PM »

 

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