Troubles with chkdsk and sfc

JustinW

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#22
Will you said you got backups of your files and since you can't boot Windows anyway I don't see it would be any worse off other than a new hard drive (which is most likely the culprit) and a new install of Windows.
 

JustinW

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#24
If you can get to the command prompt without it hanging just use:

Code:
diskpart
list disk
select disk x
clean
exit
 
#25
Command prompt just freezes, whether I do it your way or the other way. I'm still going to try to format, but do you think it would work to delete the Windows directory instead?

Addendum:

If not, could you recommend another program to format, since I'm having trouble with gparted?
 
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JustinW

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#26
Deleting the Windows directory only won't do. You either have a bad install, a bad hard drive, or both. This is a little overkill but get a disk wipe utility such as testdisk, copywipe, dban, etc. and clean the disk that way (1 round should do).
 
#27
All right, I'm using copywipe. It's around 60% right now. Hopefully, the next time you hear from me I'll be saying that everything worked perfectly. But if there's one thing I've learned about computers, it's that that hardly ever happens.

Addendum:

Yea!!!!! It formatted and Vista is installed!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for all the help. Things are finally working again! I really appreciate it.

Thanks again!
 
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#28
Glad everything turned out ok. :smile: Let us know if you have any more problems.

-Coolname007
 

JustinW

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#29
Enjoy your new install. Sometimes it isn't a bad thing at all to get rid of the extra clutter holding you back and starting fresh.