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Chkdsk freezing or text going offscreen?

Last response: in Windows XP
March 16, 2010 5:11:31 PM

right now i'm running chkdsk /r on my other computer, the text reached the bottom of the screen with
'windows replaced bad clusters in file
of name etc'

and the 'percent complete' line isn't under it, does it go offscreen or has it frozen?
March 16, 2010 5:42:09 PM

It doesn't go offscreen. The chkdsk can take a significan't amount of time to complete. How long has it been on that line?
March 16, 2010 5:49:28 PM

over 30 minutes now
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March 16, 2010 5:51:13 PM


How to Use Chkdsk in Windows XP

If the /R switch is in effect, Chkdsk runs two more passes to
look for bad sectors. During stage 4, Chkdsk verifies all clusters
in use; during stage 5, Chkdsk verifies unused clusters. Note that
this process can be quite lengthy. taking many hours.


Interrupting the Chkdsk process when it is used with
the /F or the /R switch is not recommended. The integrity
of the disk can be compromised by stopping the process. Do
not start a scan if a thunderstorm is expected and you are
subject to power failures. I also strongly advise an uninterruptible
power supply to guard against short-term power outages or fluctuation

NTFS errors chkdsk /r or /f won't fix


March 16, 2010 5:55:03 PM

over 30 minutes now

Try giving it a couple hours to see if it goes anywhere. If it's found some damaged sectors and is trying to repair them, it will take even longer than just the chkdsk scan.