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Chkdsk problem on XP

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June 20, 2010 6:55:41 PM

While running chkdsk, when it gets to phase 3, checking security descriptors, it hangs...the progress percent indicator never starts...can you help me get by this? Thanks.

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June 20, 2010 7:55:59 PM

In severe cases of file corruption the check disk may not work, or certain viruses will stop check disk from working.
It may be best to try a repair install of XP, using an XP CD disk. Look in the XP forum, fourth post from the top.
The repair install does not erase the personal files on the hard drive, and in many cases, will fix errors and get the system working again.
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June 20, 2010 10:35:20 PM

Hi soundguruman, thanks for the suggestion of doing a Repair Installation. I found the thread you mentioned and will try it tomorrow morning and let you know of my results. It said it will start from the original operating system and service pack...mine was the XP Home version SP 1a so I'm going back a ways but that's ok...I'm game! By the way you have my points...I think since I'm new I have 115 to give you. Let me know how I can give them to you since as I said I am very new. Talk to you soon.
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June 20, 2010 10:50:43 PM

Yea, just put that disk in...
you may have to press f2 while starting the machine, set the boot priority for CD to be number one. Hard drive will be number two.
Then you let it run, don't reformat or delete the partitions, then you get to:
press R to repair existing installation. (read each stage carefully)
then it installs without deleting your personal files.
Then after it's running, install your drivers from the driver CD if you have the CD.
You might need to install drivers after a repair install.
Or if not, go to the manufacturer's website and download your motherboard drivers.
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June 28, 2010 1:52:38 PM

HI soundguruman,

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June 28, 2010 1:52:57 PM

Best answer selected by shamil3864.
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