Scandisk /r stuck in Safe Mode?

Posted on 2007-08-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi experts,

Few days ago, I attempted a scandisk /r from the dos screen in thorough mode.
I received a message saying that scandisk couldn't run right now but it would run next time I reboot the system.
Well, it did run but when it did, it said that scandisk couldn't complete because my volume was in use or locked.

So I thought I would get rid of this annoying message by booting in safe mode allowing scandisk to run and complete but now I'm a little freaked because something is happening on the HDD but I have no idea what it is.
After booting up in safe mode, it was loading a whole bunch of drivers in ASCII text.

Now it's stuck and has been stuck for over half an hour at this line : -> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\BTHidMgr.sys

I have no idea if it's scandisk running in the background or something else deleting my HDD. What should I do? Force the computer to shut down (hard reset) or let it run to completion (whatever it's doing)?


Question by:StepNjump
  • 6
  • 2

Author Comment

ID: 19675051
Please help guys...

I read that interrupting a scandisk can destroy the FAT or boot sector?
It's only scratching a little bit right now... I hear something is happening...

How long will it take..

LVL 93

Accepted Solution

nobus earned 800 total points
ID: 19675059
that is the bluetooth driver.
is there some disk activity? if not, just stop it

Author Comment

ID: 19675069
You are right, I have a bluetooth dongle in the USB port.
Should I just remove the bluetooth dongle?

I read that if I restart it, I might damage sector zero or the fat? is that true?
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

ID: 19675072
Yes there's still a little bit of disk activity. Maybe it comes from the Bluetooth?
Anything dangerous could happen if I physically remove the bluetooth dongle?

Author Comment

ID: 19675077
Disconnected the bluetooth dongle. So far, no disk activity.

Author Comment

ID: 19675079
So I guess, it never even started the chkdsk /r in safe mode right?

Author Comment

ID: 19675085
You are perfectly right. That's exactly what that disk activity was, the bluetooth.
Everything is great.

Thank you a million for responding so late.

LVL 93

Expert Comment

ID: 19675182
well - i was busy with other things - glad it worked for you . . .

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Add Premium security features to your question to ensure its privacy or anonymity. Learn more about your ability to control Question Security today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of:,,, …
Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
Integration Management Part 2
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 11 hours left to enroll

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question