I have a problem with the Chkdsk program. Last Monday out of the blue it decided to run a check on the hard drive, screen looked somewhat like the second last one in Disk Check
There weren't any completed percentage or how much was left percentage appearing on the screen. After 2 hours I pulled the plug and reinstalled Windows 7. After reinstalling, being curious, I decided to configure my pc to run the check at restart and the same problem occured: no indication as to how much had been checked or how much was left was shown on the screen. I let the program run for 4 hours yesterday at which time the screen had gone all dim. The 10 seconds time you have to abort the check is no use because the program doesn't seem to react to my keyboard. I've had no prior problems with this 2-month-old laptop.
I just called customer support and they said reinstall Windows 7 and deactivate antivirus (I have avast 5) software and then try disk check. Has ditching antivirus software or firewall helped anyone if the disk check hasn't worked? They said those could meddle with the function of check disk.