I have a problem with my Asus x55v laptop. Yesterday it worked just fine, installed steam then i started downloading some games (GTA 4, League of legends and Starcraft2)
I played some gta 4 with some friends then i shut down the laptop and went out. When i came back and turned it on, the boot got stuck at the windows logo screen for 20 mins. It finally got in to windows but the system was so slow that i could not open nothing, i could not hit refresh. I tried go in Safe Mode but it gets stuck. I tried to reinstall my windows 7 ultimate, the system boots untill i hit install windows 7 and then, it gets sutck at "Windows installation is starting". I had a bootable dvd with ubuntu and put it in and now i am using ubuntu live dvd to try and figure out what is wrong.
In ubuntu i can mount my windows 7 partition. but when i try to mount the other partition where i have my oher stuff i get some kind of error :
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error
Failed to read NTFS $Bitmap: Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details.
I hope you can help me figure out what to do because, i tried everyting.
have you tried to full erase (low level format) hdd? http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 try here and find the tool you need to diagnose hdd. any logical issue could potentially be fixed by an erase tool. Otherwise, you may need a new hdd.
I noticed that one of the partition had a problem and I formatted it using Hirens boot cd, and now everything works just fine. I don't know what the problem was. I am thinking that something happened yesterday because I was on a downloadspree.