chkdsk keeps getting corrupted

December 27, 2009 at 21:25:48
Specs: Windows XP
I have to keep running chkdsk as it keep getting corrupted .It gets corrupted even if I log on to the internet. My nokia pcsuite as well as pen drive are not functioning.Have updated and run my escan antivirus but still not working,even antivirus not working properly. Please advise.

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December 28, 2009 at 08:51:04
malware, hardware problems may cause this.

I'd get ultimate boot cd and run tests to start. Run a few memtests for a day or so.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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December 28, 2009 at 09:35:33
Get yourself a Knoppix or Ubunto disk (Linux variants on a DVD/CD) and boot with it; go on-line and run a freebie (Housecall) scan. Do a FULL scan; and if anything should get quarantined localy on the hard-drive... delete it. Once scan is complete, remove Linux disk and reboot as per norm.. Hopefully all will be well and as it was before problem arrived?

Also when you run a locally installed virus utility scan - first disable system-restore; then scan and afterwards (as above) clear out anything that may be quarantined as a result. Ideally run scan in safe-mode. Once system is "clean" re-enable system restore and then reboot.

If you can boot to safe-mode and get on-line the you may be able to run the Housecall scan that way too. Again clearing out anything quarantined afterwards. And again once satisfied that anything nasty has gone... re-enable system restore; then reboot...

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December 29, 2009 at 00:15:08
monamann1, I like trvlr's solution. Something else you might try (not sure you CAN) is a download. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed Dunno about Windows 7..
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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December 29, 2009 at 04:05:00
Backup your data whilst (if) you still can (even try in Windows Safe Mode F8 key before Windows starts)

You may have a faulty hard drive
Check Disk and Windows issues could either be malware installed, or faulty hardware itself or even faulty Windows installation

Malware: Can be rid by running Updated Antivirus (again, try Safe Mode with networking
Hard Drive: You can download your manufacturers harddrive diagnostic tool
Windows: You can try the command: chkntfs /d (read more about chkNTFS here: )

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December 29, 2009 at 05:30:03
Good point to back up data at this stage of events - just in-case...

Backup (really a misused term these days) in this sense meaning copy all data etc. (and any critical drivers/updates etc.) to optical media; and verify they are truly accessible on at least one other system - before proceeding further. Ideally copy sed data to an external (or otherwise) HD; this 'cos no single storage medium is totally reliable...

Backup a few years back actually meant a different style of data security/preservation; and it was not a form that was instantly accessible/readable etc. - being essentially "code"... But the term is now frequently (mis?)used to mean copy or duplicate data etc. to another storage medium (HD, CD, DVD - even tape in some cases...); and in a form that essentially is readily accessible from that media directly by any suitable OS .

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December 29, 2009 at 05:36:13
I agree the term "Backup" has changed meaning from many years ago
When users these days ask what do I mean, I just state copy and paste, or burn to external media (many users have USB drives that are ideal for this now)

Also I just noticed I'm not subscribed to any topic I have posted on. Although "Track this message" appears up there ^^ I'd like to just automatically subscribe. Oh well, I'll work it out eventually

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January 5, 2010 at 02:22:31
Thanks a lot all you guys for helping. I had a real nasty virus and had to format my computer .Thanks a lot for ur advice.

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