Chkdsk freezes at stage 2

Intel Pentium 4
October 14, 2007 at 17:30:11
Specs: XP Home, 2.5 / 512

I have had times when I forced the shutdown on my computer and it never usually does any harm but this time I always get taken to the chkdsk menu and I have let it run but it gets to stage 2 at the chkdsk part and it will stay on 0% forever.

I do not want to lose everything I have already. I don't really feel like reformatting. I'm wondering if and how I can just fix this so I don't have to keep cancelling the chkdsk when I restart.

Thanks in advance :)

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October 14, 2007 at 17:37:35
You could try aborting the chkdsk test. If it boots up ok, you could then try to save your data.

Of course you should have already had it backed up.

I misread, the post and missed the point that it boots ok. But I would still suggest that you save all your data before trying any fixes.

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October 14, 2007 at 17:49:20
I've aborted it several times but it will automatically choose it unless I cancel it every time I boot.

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October 14, 2007 at 18:00:36
If it's a FAT32 drive you could try win98's scandisk. Maybe someone knows of a program that will do a surface scan on an NTFS drive and correct any errors, but I sure don't.

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October 14, 2007 at 19:26:23
This is one cause for chkdsk running at atart up. Microsoft Help & Support
(Knowledge Base)

Kelly's Website may have another fix.
Disable and than Re enable.

Disable or Enable CheckDisk Upon Boot (Line 82)

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October 15, 2007 at 06:43:02
Thanks for your replies aegis and cboy. It managed to fix itself this time when I left it. I just had to leave it a super long time.

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October 15, 2007 at 09:31:09
Good work, thanks for posting back.

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