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Old 10-17-2007
Stephen Anders
 

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Hard drive woes
Today my HP dv2517 laptop (Vista home premium) tries to check the disk on
every boot-up. The check seems to run for a second or two and then hang (no
disk access light). I can bypass this sometimes, but its a major hassle.

Once booted, the error log shows that there has been one error - NTFS
corrupt and unusable. I cannot run chkdsk in the command prompt 'cos I am
only a user with admin privs. I suppose I need to activate the real REAL
admin account, but I'm not sure how to do this.

Quality advice gratefully received.

Steve.



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Old 10-17-2007
Peter Oliphant
 

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Re: Hard drive woes
Just a comment: If you haven't already, I strongly suggest you backup
everything that is important to you on your internal hard drive (HD), since
this could be a sign of your internal HD going bad.

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"Stephen Anders" <dont@spam.me> wrote in message
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> Today my HP dv2517 laptop (Vista home premium) tries to check the disk on
> every boot-up. The check seems to run for a second or two and then hang
> (no
> disk access light). I can bypass this sometimes, but its a major hassle.
>
> Once booted, the error log shows that there has been one error - NTFS
> corrupt and unusable. I cannot run chkdsk in the command prompt 'cos I am
> only a user with admin privs. I suppose I need to activate the real REAL
> admin account, but I'm not sure how to do this.
>
> Quality advice gratefully received.
>
> Steve.
>
>
>



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