Thanks for suggestions.. I did read that post when I was researching this problem on my own. I tried it, but the initial command prompt did NOT find the drive to be "dirty" as the poster suspected. I wonder if I could still use the chkntfs /x c:
command to prevent chkdsk from running for no reason since I'm pretty sure the drive is fine. Or if it is a corrupt install of windows maybe I need to just bite the bullet and reinstall, even though I just went through that a month ago when I replaced my last failed hard drive. Any thoughts?