Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143
Quote: Originally Posted by STC
Hi guys. I'm using a fairly new laptop, had it for less then a yr. It came w/ Vista and I never had to use Chkdsk on it. I used the Windows 7 upgrade disc about 3 weeks and upgraded to Windows 7 w/ no issues. Love it so far.
Today my computer froze while shutting down. I had to hold the power button to turn it off. I then wanted to chkdsk, but it will not run suppostedly because "due to recent software installation" and it gives me error 766f6c756d652e63 3f1.
Anyone experience this? Pls help.
Uninstall the recent software that you installed.
Can also try a system file check
(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>sfc /scannow)
Let us know the results
Thx Ken. I uninstalled a few recent installed programs (wasnt much to uninstall because i never had to run chkdsk before so I dont know how far to go back).
Sfc/Scannow works and no errors popped up I ran the Memory Diagnostic as well and everything is fine.
I then did chkdsk c: /f from command prompt after pressing f8 at startup>repair> command promt (sorry i forgot what the process is called). chkdsk worked there, but had errors in creating the log.
I then tried command line chkdsk, but that didnt work either. Same error as GUI chkdsk. It only worked after pressing f8 at startup and running it from the "repair" command prompt.
Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
Test the issue in SAFE MODE
and CLEAN BOOT
. If it works in both modes, the possible cause can be the software conflicts. If it only works in Safe Mode, the hardware drivers may be causing the issue.
Thx Bill, gui or command line chkdsk doesn't work in Safe Mode or Clean boot.
Also I tried my Windows 7 upgrade disk, but there isnt a repair option. i'm stumpped here.