Vista hangs up with extensive drive reads/writes
Posted on 2009-05-19
I have a laptop with Windows Vista on it. I have been running cleanup utilities on it for the last couple of days. I have noticed that when running a complete virus scan, a defrag, and now a scan disk with both options checked, that the drive seems to stop responding. The virus scan and defrag just seem to hang on a file and make no more progress. When you try to close the program, Vista locks up and you have to hold the power button in to get it to respond again.
The scan disk is hung on step 4 of 5 (verifying file data) at 12%. Hard drive light is off and no progress is being made.
I ran a PCBurninTest on the entire PC and then exclusively on the drive and both passed.
I'm at a loss. Any ideas?