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Windows 7: Checking file system on C:

25 Jul 2010   #1
Computercarl

Windows 7
 
 
Checking file system on C:

After owning a new Dell 8300 with Windows 7, today I got a black screen reading: 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. " it gives me the option to cancel the disk check by pressing any key, but it won't cancel even though I am pressing keys. I must hold down start button to shut off computer. Then on start up, same message appears. Rapid depressing of keys sometime opens desktop. I can then use computer. It shuts off normally, but on start up, black screen and message reappears.

I notice this is not a new problem and there seem to be many suggestions. What is the correct solution to this problem?? I did not receive a Windows 7 DVD with the new purchase from Dell.


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25 Jul 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Has Windows checked the disk once? If YES. Take a look at this tutorial:

Check Disk - Reset
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25 Jul 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Boot from the DVD and go to Repair Your Computer.
Then open command prompt and type chkdsk and press Enter.
Let it run and then reboot once finished.
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25 Jul 2010   #4
Computercarl

Windows 7
 
 
Repair your Computer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Boot from the DVD and go to Repair Your Computer.
Then open command prompt and type chkdsk and press Enter.
Let it run and then reboot once finished.
I do Not have the Windows 7 DVD. Can't boot using DVD.
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25 Jul 2010   #5
Computercarl

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Has Windows checked the disk once? If YES. Take a look at this tutorial:

Check Disk - Reset
Windows has not checked disk. Freezes up when count gets to #1 on black screen.
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25 Jul 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup (for command prompt)
Open an command prompt.
In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: f/x/r/v and press Enter.

Disk Check
System Repair Disc - Create
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log
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26 Jul 2010   #7
Computercarl

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computercarl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Boot from the DVD and go to Repair Your Computer.
Then open command prompt and type chkdsk and press Enter.
Let it run and then reboot once finished.
I do Not have the Windows 7 DVD. Can't boot using DVD.
I found I was able to prepare a System Repair Disc of my OEM supplied operating system.

After turning off the pc for the night, today I have booted system up twice without experiencing the black screen and message. I did not used the Repair Disc.

Now I think I will wait and see if black screen and message returns before using Repair Disc. Have no idea why it is working ok again. Any ideas?
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