I ran chkdsk at startup and when i checked 10 hours later it was the last step with no errors. but it was hung at 56%. so i rebooted now i consistently get a stop 0x24. I can't even boot in safe mode. after the stop 0x24 there is no more info on the screen...what should i do?
Thank you. I did that. But i had scheduled chkdsk to run at next windows startup. it starts and then hangs at Step 4 at 0%. I've waited 20 minutes and it didn;t move 1%. It doesn't notice my keyboard when it says "hit any ket to stop chkdsk". i can't stop it so i can't boot. so 2 questions: 1)why's my keyboard not being detected and 2) why is chkdsk hanging (or is it?)
i switched to a ps2 keyboard - no change there. But chkdsk was not hung - it took over an hour to get to the first 1%....its almost finished now 11 hours later.
i am pretty sure its my hard disk or the connector or something connected to it...thanks for your help and time.