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Error Checking and Blue Screen

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Bronson7, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Bronson7

    Bronson7

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    At the completion of running “error checking” I get a blue screen. Is this normal. If not, how do I slow it down to read it? It just briefly flickers and continues with the boot. Thank you.
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    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    You can use the "Pause/Break" key to stop the boot process and then hit any key to restart it.
     

  3. Bronson7

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    Thanks, Sgt. Here's an update. I ran it using a dos command and here's what I got:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Max>chkdsk c:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    WARNING! F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
    Windows found problems with the file system.
    Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

    78140128 KB total disk space.
    7512716 KB in 33036 files.
    9236 KB in 1831 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    106824 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    70511352 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    19535032 total allocation units on disk.
    17627838 allocation units available on disk.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Max>

    I re-ran it using the /F option and again got the blue screen flash. I followed it up again with the dos command and got the same dialogue. What does it mean? Thanks
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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    If you computer is checking your hard disk for errors everytime it boots you may have some issues with your hard drive.

    Or what program did you install recently that all of a sudden your comuter keeps doing a check disk?
     
  5. Bronson7

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    No, I'm scheduling the check. It's something I routinely do. Because the bluescreen flicked by so rapidly at the end of the check, I couldn't read it so I ran it using the dos prompt so I could see what the errors were. The problem is, no matter how many times I run it, I get a quick glimpse of the blue screen which I believe tells me there's still a problem. This is verified when I check it again with the dos command as I get the same dialogue I previously posted. Man, I'm open to any ideas. My PC seems to be runnig fine, but, it is saying there's a problem of some sort. The only time I get a blue screen is at the end of disk check (error checking). Thanks.
    Bronson7