Solved repairing disc drives keeps coming up but never finishes

February 7, 2017 at 12:40:00
Specs: Windows 7
when the system is turned on it immediatley goes to fixing disc errors but does not ever stop. Windows never boots

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February 9, 2017 at 07:03:15
Create a bootable CD or Flash Drive with Seatools on it. Boot to the disk and run the short hard drive test to see the condition of the drive from outside of Windows and not relying on the drive itself. Seatools will also repair any minor segment issues but if there are major issues or many minor ones then the drive needs replacing. If the drive clearly runs some with Seatools then you may be able to use a Live Linux disk (Pupply Linux or others) to copy important files if there is no back up, prior to replacing the drive.
If Seatools runs but does not detect enough of the drive to work then the drive is dead. Try the freezer method (remove the drive, place in zip lock bag with air squeezed out and Silica Gel packet if available, and place in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and bag and plug in immediately and try getting data off. repeat if necessary to get more data if it stops working after warming).
If Seatools does not run you may have a memory problem. Run Memtest86 via a bootable CD or Flash drive to test the memory.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
February 7, 2017 at 13:07:04
Try this old chestnut which sometimes works when computers get stuck:
Turn of computer and remove power cord. Remove main battery too if it's a laptop. Now hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds to discharge the motherboard.

If this happens to help you need to then do a disc scan to make sure everything is OK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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February 7, 2017 at 13:27:24
Your hard drive appears to be failing.

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February 7, 2017 at 21:17:29
Use this to run chkdsk from a Command prompt.

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Once you have a command prompt, Copy & Paste > chkdsk c: /f /r and then press <Enter>

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February 9, 2017 at 07:03:15
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Create a bootable CD or Flash Drive with Seatools on it. Boot to the disk and run the short hard drive test to see the condition of the drive from outside of Windows and not relying on the drive itself. Seatools will also repair any minor segment issues but if there are major issues or many minor ones then the drive needs replacing. If the drive clearly runs some with Seatools then you may be able to use a Live Linux disk (Pupply Linux or others) to copy important files if there is no back up, prior to replacing the drive.
If Seatools runs but does not detect enough of the drive to work then the drive is dead. Try the freezer method (remove the drive, place in zip lock bag with air squeezed out and Silica Gel packet if available, and place in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and bag and plug in immediately and try getting data off. repeat if necessary to get more data if it stops working after warming).
If Seatools does not run you may have a memory problem. Run Memtest86 via a bootable CD or Flash drive to test the memory.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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