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Chkdsk stalls at 50%

suzanne2003
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I got a blue screen on my dell laptop and since I had all of my data backed up, I decided to format and reinstall.  I got an error during the reinstall of XP that stated that the battery could not be reinstalled so I decided to run a checkdisk on it.  It goes through the first three passes without a problem, but then it gets to the 4th pass and it stalls at 50%.  I did a fixboot and a fixmbr and they both said that they completed successfully.  I have never seen this happen before.  What is going on?  How can  I get the checkdisk to complete?
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Any alternatives that are not so expensive.  You are right...why pay 89.00 for a utility when for a few bucks more I can replace the drive.
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No.  When it got to the part where it does the installation of the devices, I got the error (well message really) that it could not install the battery.  I was able to ok through the error and the install continued until it got to finalizing the installation and then it rebooted.  When it came back on, it started all over from the installing devices and the cycle begins again.  That is why I decided to try the check disk.
That's odd, try the reinstall with a full format again with the battery removed.
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You do not need to purchase any disk check software to test the drive. Simply find out the model of your drive and then forward to HDD vendor site where the correct tool is located.
Here is a link with list of HDD vendor sites: http://kb.paragon-software.com/paragon/include/templ/object2.jsp?objId=3273
Find yours and download one. Then test the surface.
Also, you can run CHKDSK from Recovery Console of WinXP installation CD: http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk
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Okay.  I have a toshib a hard disk and apparently they do not have a drive utility so I used the hitachi like recommended.  I got an error code and looked it up and it said to do an erase drive.  I tried and the utility said that the drive was not supported so it could not do the erase drive.  The error code specified that the drive had corrupted sectors.  Is there any other way to correct this?
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I ended up ordering a new hard disk.  It seemed like the patch of least resistance.  Thanks for all of yoru help.
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