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CHKDSK Hangs during Boot on "Verifying Indexes"

zzhang2006 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
When I reboot my computer, I think for the past few weeks its been running chkdsk alot. I haven't really been paying that much attention but usually when I need this computer I just skip it. But when I actually want to it CHKDSK it goes through step 1 fine, and then after step 2 "verifying indexes" it speeds to 36k/45k as normal and then goes slower and slower until it final stops completely.

Lenovo T400 Laptop
120GB Harddrive
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Try running chkdsk from the recovery console:

At recovery console command type:


where c: is O.S. directory.

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Very simple solution to a very annoying problem. Thank You
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