Hi, Guys, I cannot run chkdsk c:/r /f, I select restart and restart the computer and get a black screen with small dashes across the top of the monitor and it just sits there and will do nothing. I have to power down and select f8 and then Last known good configeration and it starts and runs normall, if I select repair your computer it does the same thing, only the Black screen. any ideas? Thanks
Dell 8500 Win 7(25 posts)
whs, that is what I did and then I rebooted, here is the sequence, I entered chkdk c:/r /f, hit enter and selected y for yes to run chkdsk the next time the system restarts and then I restarted the computer and got the results above
For starters, make an image of your disk so that you don't lose your stuff.
2. Here is a tutorial on how to deal with Macrium. It works the same from the CD as from the installed program.
3. Boot with the CD you burnt and take an image to an external drive.
4. Reinstall with your Dell disc - or an upgrade install.
5. If you lost anything in the process, install free Macrium (see tutorial for link). Then you can mount the image you took by double clicking on the image file. It will show in Computer as partition(s) which you can open like any other partition and pick your data.
Rick, I know. I hope he can do an 'upgrade install'. But it is better to be safe than sorry. Even the upgrade install can screw things up. Then it is comforting if you have the image.
Could you please post your Complete Imaging Tutorial in the HTG Tutorial Section ??
I always need a reference to it by link so I can put it at the top before giving further instructions to OPs.
I needed it awhile ago when an OP wanted to change machine configuration to a raid 1 array.
Your Tutorial really is helpful so we all don't have to "plow the same ground twice" with every OP. :) :)
Rick, I would not mind posting my tutorials on the HTG tutorial section (I have about 35) - I do that at times on other forums too. But on HTG there are absolutely no facilities to do that in a reasonable fashion. You cannot even upload pictures to the server not to speak about a complete editor. Nor can I post a video. It's just not in the cards.
Rick, I know you like to try new things. Here is something you ought to try once. That is really sexy. Use a SSD and if you have no Windows key lying around, install Zorin. That's as close as you can get to Windows with a Linux distro. I also run Windows 8 that way. I think you saw that already.
Here is a little demo I made with Zorin: https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/having-fun-with-zorin?replies=15
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