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Windows 7: CHKDSK freezes at startup

17 Nov 2009   #11

7600.20510 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ItotallyHave531 View Post
I'm experiencing the exact same problem, I've just reformatted and absolutely nothing has changed except the startup GUI has come back and now it displays the counter until it freezes at 1 seconds...
Before I had the GUI disabled and it would just display some lovely pixelation at the top of my screen.

The drive is NOT dirty, I am positive of this.

It would be sweet if ANYONE could help out with this problem, it's very annoying.

See my post number 6 in the thread.

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17 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

I know how to fix it, I just want to know why the hell it's doing this... How can I fix it to successfully chkdsk... ???
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17 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

Please start your own new thread with your own problem.
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25 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64-Bit
try this

okey this might help some noobs
before u get the boot logo press "F8" then chose "Repair Windows" now u will have access to a CMD (Command Console and other Diagnostic tools) click on the console to lanuch it then type chkdsk /f (tnx torrentg) if that dont work u might whana try see post 6 if still no luck use linux to backup your windows files and reinstall good luck
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27 Dec 2009   #15

windows 7 pro 64 bit [Both pc's]

I to am having the same issue. freezes at the countdown of 1. I have tried everything and can not get drive C: (RAID Stripe) to work with any disk check. Sony Vaio laptop VGN-AW290j

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29 Sep 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
Same problem here!

I have a Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium installed on a new HP DV8T with SSD drive. Chkdsk stops at one and does not go forward. This happens immediately off of a new install of windows. I can boot to the command prompt and fanagle it to stop running chkdsk with /f but this is not ideal. I want to know why chkdsk fails. The system is rock solid beyond this. I would really like to try a spinning HD and see if it occurs. I suspect that CHKDSK and the controller bridging to the SSD are in conflict.

I now have a second HP DV8T Laptop with 256Gb Samsung SSD drive incuding latest firmware (it is TRIM compliant). This computer has EXACTLY the same problem with chkdsk as my other DV8T Laptop. Both laptops have a second 7200RPM HD which I use as a backup drive. Please note that the CHKDSK fails with the OS right out of the box from HP! Also note that it fails after a fresh install of Retail Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. So, I am 99% sure that the problem I am having is related to a compatability problem involving the drive, the drive controller, and chkdsk.

Please note that my rig is not in RAID.
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14 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Possible Cause...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kkelln View Post
I want to know why chkdsk fails.
I have looked into this myself for a while, and have found many people that have this problem are using RAID (I have a RAID 0, and have the same problem). First I heard of a SSD, though. So, advice to anyone with RAID: don't try to use startup CHKDSK!

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12 Mar 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Former Linux Ubuntu dual-booter
Here to help...

I was having this issue too.
Open any command prompt that you can (e.g. Recovery Disk, Safe Mode, actual Windows) and follow these instructions:

Note: Please replace "C:" with the actual drive letter of the system drive on which Windows is stored.

chkntfs /X C:

If you want to disable check disk on two or more drives, just keep on adding the drives:

chkntfs /X C: D: E:

This will disable check disk on C, D and E drives.

This is from a Microsoft SocialNet discussion, you can see it here: Windows 7 hangs at startup disk check (I'm not sure if it allows links, I guess we'll find out...)
Hope this helps...
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04 Sep 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Same problem here, fixed by a MS hotfix

Hi, I had the same problem today, when the counter gets to 1 it freezes on
"To skip disk checking, press any key within 1 second(s)."
...and then says nothing more (I waited 12 hours).

Microsoft has a hotfix called KB975778 that fixed this for me.
The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer
With this fix, the above message then changes to
"Windows will now check the disk", and chkdsk continues, reporting progress as it goes.

After this fix, the checkdisk cycle ran TWICE, which was a bit worrying, but after the second time Windows continued to boot OK.

Also I should mention that immediately after this fix, I spotted my "RECOVERY" partition had disappeared from My Computer. Don't know whether this is related.
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