Solved dos freezes up when i put this prompt in chkdsk /c: /r

June 10, 2012 at 19:50:09
Specs: Windows Vista, celeron 3g
why does my dos freeze up in a vista, toshiba sattelite L355

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#1
June 11, 2012 at 04:44:44
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Instead of running Checkdisk from a command prompt, use Windows instead:

Right-click the drive you want check and choose "Properties".
Click the "Tools" tab.
Click "Check Now".
Tick both boxes.
Click "Start"

If checking the system drive you will then have to restart Windows in order for the disk-check to run.


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#2
June 11, 2012 at 10:01:31
It should not freeze up.

Boot to safe mode or boot from dvd to run chkdsk.

I don't usually use the C:, instead I make sure my command prompt is opened with admin account and move to the C: drive. It is default.

Using the /R option may take a very very long time if errors are found. It should require you to do this on reboot.

This is where the above gui choice is easier. Click on the two box options to do the /R option and when you reboot it is supposed to do that task.

Hang up and live.


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#3
June 11, 2012 at 15:06:07
might want to review the proper syntax of the command by doing a chkdsk /? at a command prompt.

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#4
June 12, 2012 at 13:16:07
Even if typed in wrong it should not freeze.

Hang up and live.


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