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Windows 7: Windows won't boot...please help

01 Dec 2009   #1
DawgFather

Windows 7
 
 
Windows won't boot...please help

Hello I have an alienware m15x with a single sata harddrive.I've had this computer for a week now with no problems untill this morning.when I turn it on it starts to load windows it stops and goes to a black screen with this message:

checking file system on c:
the type of file system is NTFS.
volume label is os.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.you may cancel the disk check,but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
To skip disk checking,press any key within 10 seconds.

If I press a key it hangs,if I let it go it hangs...

Could someone please tell me why and what to do to fix
Thank you


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01 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DawgFather View Post
Hello I have an alienware m15x with a single sata harddrive.I've had this computer for a week now with no problems untill this morning.when I turn it on it starts to load windows it stops and goes to a black screen with this message:

checking file system on c:
the type of file system is NTFS.
volume label is os.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.you may cancel the disk check,but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
To skip disk checking,press any key within 10 seconds.

If I press a key it hangs,if I let it go it hangs...

Could someone please tell me why and what to do to fix
Thank you
Hi and welcome

The disk had a problem and needs to check and see if it is OK. Let it


Ken J+
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01 Dec 2009   #3
DawgFather

Windows 7
 
 

It counts down to "1" and then hangs...i let it "check" for 8 hours today and it was still on the check screen with no hdd activity...
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01 Dec 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

The flag needs to be reset of the hardware is messed.

Boot to safe mode and from an elevated command prompt:

chkdsk /r C:

Change C: to the partition that it keeps on checking.
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01 Dec 2009   #5
DawgFather

Windows 7
 
 

Thanx for reply...It's been awhile,how do I boot to safe mode in win7 and what is an elevated command prompt? Is it the same as a command prompt like in dos? Thanx again
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03 Dec 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Keep hitting f8 on the keyboard until you get the safe mode choice.

Elevated command prompt means to run cmd.exe by right clicking on its shortcut and choosing run as admin. If your account is already an admin, like in safe mode, then all you need to do is type cmd in the start menu and hit enter.
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