Chkdsk errors don't clear

March 26, 2009 at 07:43:23
Specs: Windows Vista Business
I've done 3 chkdsk in a row on my wife's PC. Each time it finds a bunch of orphaned files and hangs at 12% when verifying file data. It desn't really hang but takes a long time to complete. I start the chkdsk process by going to C:\ properties on Window's Explorer. After clicking Tools and error checking, I check both boxes (Fix file system error & recovery of bad sectors).

Since I keep getting basically the same errors each time I run chkdsk, should I take this to mean there is a hardware issue? Is there another utility I can run to do a more aggressive repair? The PC will boot normally but occasionally fails to wake up after going into standby mode. When this happens, it will automatically run the chkdsk.


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#1
March 26, 2009 at 08:44:12
Sounds like the drive could be dying. Make sure your data is backed up.

EEOC


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#2
March 26, 2009 at 11:04:08
Scandisk?

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#3
March 26, 2009 at 11:06:54
Also, try running from Safe Mode.

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#4
March 31, 2009 at 12:51:15
FYI,
I finally decided to load XP on this machine after my last 2 loads were with Vista with the same results. I no longer have any issues with disk errors. I have had XP on this machine for just over a week now and just finished running a chkdsk just to be sure. No problems found. I guess the root cause of my disk errors had something to do with Vista. I hope the next version of Windows is more robust.

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