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chkdsk has no screen after reboot; is it hanging? is it running? '\noguiboot' msconfig option the cause?

jazjef asked
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Using Win XP SP2 I scheduled a chkdsk on my C drive from the right click menu in explorer. I chose the option to schedule the task on reboot and automatically repair errors. When my machine rebooted it was a screen of nothing.... for hours. The backlighting was on, the hard drive light was flashing away, but the checkdisk screen never came up. Could this be related to the fact that I had ticked  the '\noguiboot' option is msconfig at some point in time in the past, and the chkdsk was running with no graphics GUI? Anyway, unticked the \noguiboot option and scheduled the chkdsk task and it just hangs at that black (but backlighted) screen. I finally inserted my Acronis True Image emergency boot disk and restored my drive image from the night before----not a happy 6 hour task for me.

My question remains: does this \noguiboot option have anything to do with the missing chkdsk screen on reboot----Why would my chkdsk hang like that? I am terrified to chkdsk now.... I don't want to have to do another Acronis image restore. What's the problem here?

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