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How long for chkdsk /R and should I stop it - HELP!!!
1) How much longer should I wait before I take some action - it does appear to be doing something - external drive is pounding away and going nuts, but screen display hasn't changed in a bit and cursor is still blinking at 1%.
2)Are the files really removed, or just the folders and the files still around just orphaned???
3)Should I scrap chkdsk and go for some recovery?
Any opinions/ideas are greatly appreciated.
Re: How long for chkdsk /R and should I stop it - HELP!!!
Try to do the following to know whats going on with your hardd drive:
You have to first use Recovery Console to run Chkdsk again:
Set your BIOS and its Boot Order so that booting to CD-Rom is first.
Boot from the XP CD and follow the instructions here:
How to repair Windows XP
Then in Recovery Console and do the following :
chkdsk c: /r
Now set your BIOS Boot Order back to its original state and try and start XP. Report back, because I think some of the files needed for XP to boot are corrupted.
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