chkdsk "File verification completed" hang on boot



timjowers@gmail.com
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Windows XP hangs on reboot when check disk is run. Only boots if I
skip chkdsk. First phase runs to 100% complete and then it hangs. I've
tried scheduling chkdsk manually (as if this would make any difference)
as well as rebooting and letting it try again many times. After the
hang I have to do a hard reboot.

Ideas?

timjowers

timjowers@gmail.com
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
timjowers@gmail.com wrote:
> Windows XP hangs on reboot when check disk is run. Only boots if I
> skip chkdsk. First phase runs to 100% complete and then it hangs.
I've
> tried scheduling chkdsk manually (as if this would make any
difference)
> as well as rebooting and letting it try again many times. After the
> hang I have to do a hard reboot.
>
> Ideas?
>
> timjowers

OK, I ran it when I first booted. Took about an hour....

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
An unspecified error occurred.

C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>

How old is this chkdsk? Version 5 software should be alot better than
saying "An unspecified error occurred.". C'mon Microsoft, XP is your
flagship product! (And I'll bet chkdsk is really way past version 5
since this is like 7 major OS releases old. chkdsk does not support a /
option to get version information.)

TimJowers

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
timjowers@gmail.com wrote:

> timjowers@gmail.com wrote:
>
>>Windows XP hangs on reboot when check disk is run. Only boots if I
>>skip chkdsk. First phase runs to 100% complete and then it hangs.
>
> I've
>
>>tried scheduling chkdsk manually (as if this would make any
>
> difference)
>
>>as well as rebooting and letting it try again many times. After the
>>hang I have to do a hard reboot.
>>
>>Ideas?
>>
>>timjowers
>
>
> OK, I ran it when I first booted. Took about an hour....
>
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>chkdsk
> The type of the file system is NTFS.
>
> WARNING! F parameter not specified.
> Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
>
> CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
> File verification completed.
> CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
> Index verification completed.
> CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
> An unspecified error occurred.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>
>
> How old is this chkdsk? Version 5 software should be alot better than
> saying "An unspecified error occurred.". C'mon Microsoft, XP is your
> flagship product! (And I'll bet chkdsk is really way past version 5
> since this is like 7 major OS releases old. chkdsk does not support a /
> option to get version information.)
>
> TimJowers
>

Nope, you have the latest version. Chkdsk doesn' provide much
information - that's one of it's problems. Look in event viewer for any
messages. Chkdsk will make an entry there for some things - I think
it's under winlogon as the source but I don't remember for sure.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Rock wrote:

> timjowers@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> timjowers@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> Windows XP hangs on reboot when check disk is run. Only boots if I
>>> skip chkdsk. First phase runs to 100% complete and then it hangs.
>>
>>
>> I've
>>
>>> tried scheduling chkdsk manually (as if this would make any
>>
>>
>> difference)
>>
>>> as well as rebooting and letting it try again many times. After the
>>> hang I have to do a hard reboot.
>>>
>>> Ideas?
>>>
>>> timjowers
>>
>>
>>
>> OK, I ran it when I first booted. Took about an hour....
>>
>> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
>> (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>chkdsk
>> The type of the file system is NTFS.
>>
>> WARNING! F parameter not specified.
>> Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
>>
>> CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
>> File verification completed.
>> CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
>> Index verification completed.
>> CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
>> An unspecified error occurred.
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>
>>
>> How old is this chkdsk? Version 5 software should be alot better than
>> saying "An unspecified error occurred.". C'mon Microsoft, XP is your
>> flagship product! (And I'll bet chkdsk is really way past version 5
>> since this is like 7 major OS releases old. chkdsk does not support a /
>> option to get version information.)
>>
>> TimJowers
>>
>
> Nope, you have the latest version. Chkdsk doesn' provide much
> information - that's one of it's problems. Look in event viewer for any
> messages. Chkdsk will make an entry there for some things - I think
> it's under winlogon as the source but I don't remember for sure.
>

Yes, that's correct, Event Viewer, Application log, Winlogon entry.

Steve

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
timjowers@gmail.com wrote:

> timjowers@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> Windows XP hangs on reboot when check disk is run. Only boots if I
>> skip chkdsk. First phase runs to 100% complete and then it hangs.
>
> I've
>
>> tried scheduling chkdsk manually (as if this would make any
>
> difference)
>
>> as well as rebooting and letting it try again many times. After the
>> hang I have to do a hard reboot.
>>
>> Ideas?
>>
>> timjowers
>
>
> OK, I ran it when I first booted. Took about an hour....
>
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001
> Microsoft Corp.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>chkdsk The type of the file system
> is NTFS.
>
> WARNING! F parameter not specified. Running CHKDSK in read-only
> mode.
>
> CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)... File verification
> completed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)... Index
> verification completed. CHKDSK is recovering lost files. An
> unspecified error occurred.

Run CHKDSK /F as the message indicated. It can't do what you didn't tell
it to do.

Do CHKDSK /? for all commands parameters. Be mindfull the are different
sets of parameters available for CHKDSK from Windows vs. Recovery
Console, though.

>
> C:\Documents and Settings\jowerst>
>
> How old is this chkdsk? Version 5 software should be alot better than
> saying "An unspecified error occurred.". C'mon Microsoft, XP is your
> flagship product! (And I'll bet chkdsk is really way past version 5
> since this is like 7 major OS releases old. chkdsk does not support a
> / option to get version information.)
>
> TimJowers

Don't confuse NT's CHKDSK with DOS's CHKDSK. CHKDSK v5 is current for NT
v5.1 (which XP actually is).

Could it be better? Heck yeah, IMO, but if you know how to use what it
can do it basically does it like it's supposed to.

Steve

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Steve N. wrote:

>> Nope, you have the latest version. Chkdsk doesn' provide much
>> information - that's one of it's problems. Look in event viewer for
>> any messages. Chkdsk will make an entry there for some things - I
>> think it's under winlogon as the source but I don't remember for sure.
>>
>
> Yes, that's correct, Event Viewer, Application log, Winlogon entry.
>
> Steve

Thanks

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

timjowers@gmail.com
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Rock wrote:
> Steve N. wrote:
>
....
> >
> > Yes, that's correct, Event Viewer, Application log, Winlogon entry.
> >
> > Steve
>

Thanks for the feedbacks... nothing in the log from the hung chkdsk's.
Oh well, I chalk this one up to power blips that caused power off
without flushing (synch) to disk.

TimJowers

P.S> here's the next successful chkdsk. Note that the chkdsk took
several hours on this 40G disk of which most all is used.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 11 unused security descriptors.

39053983 KB total disk space.
36286580 KB in 451035 files.
259368 KB in 85935 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
697619 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
1810416 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
9763495 total allocation units on disk.
452604 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
13 9c 09 00 94 31 08 00 be e1 0d 00 00 00 00 00 .....1..........
6b 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 k...............
ca ee 25 2b 00 00 00 00 c8 ef f0 da 03 00 00 00 ..%+............
2c 0e 7f 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ,..2............
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 fe ba 61 ee 05 00 00 00 ..........a.....
b0 4e 7d a6 00 00 00 00 db e1 06 00 00 00 00 00 .N}.............
00 d0 c1 a6 08 00 00 00 af 4f 01 00 00 00 00 00 .........O......

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
timjowers@gmail.com wrote:

> Rock wrote:
>
>>Steve N. wrote:
>>
>
> ...
>
>>>Yes, that's correct, Event Viewer, Application log, Winlogon entry.
>>>
>>>Steve
>>
>
> Thanks for the feedbacks... nothing in the log from the hung chkdsk's.
> Oh well, I chalk this one up to power blips that caused power off
> without flushing (synch) to disk.
>
> TimJowers
>
> P.S> here's the next successful chkdsk. Note that the chkdsk took
> several hours on this 40G disk of which most all is used.
>
> Checking file system on C:
> The type of the file system is NTFS.
>
>
> One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
> may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
> that you continue.
> Windows will now check the disk.
> Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
> Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
> Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
> Cleaning up 11 unused security descriptors.
>
> 39053983 KB total disk space.
> 36286580 KB in 451035 files.
> 259368 KB in 85935 indexes.
> 0 KB in bad sectors.
> 697619 KB in use by the system.
> 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
> 1810416 KB available on disk.
>
> 4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
> 9763495 total allocation units on disk.
> 452604 allocation units available on disk.
>
> Internal Info:
> 13 9c 09 00 94 31 08 00 be e1 0d 00 00 00 00 00 .....1..........
> 6b 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 k...............
> ca ee 25 2b 00 00 00 00 c8 ef f0 da 03 00 00 00 ..%+............
> 2c 0e 7f 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ,..2............
> 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 fe ba 61 ee 05 00 00 00 ..........a.....
> b0 4e 7d a6 00 00 00 00 db e1 06 00 00 00 00 00 .N}.............
> 00 d0 c1 a6 08 00 00 00 af 4f 01 00 00 00 00 00 .........O......
>
> Windows has finished checking your disk.
> Please wait while your computer restarts.
>
>
> For more information, see Help and Support Center at
> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
>

That chkdsk report shows minor inconsistencies that happen regularly and
are not a cause for concern. The fact that it took 4 hrs is troubling
though. Make sure you always have a full and complete backup. To be
sure you might want to download a drive diagnostic utility from the
drive manufacturer's web site and run that. Usually it will create a
bootable floppy

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Rock wrote:

> timjowers@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> Rock wrote:
>>
>>> Steve N. wrote:
>>>
>>
>> ...
>>
>>>> Yes, that's correct, Event Viewer, Application log, Winlogon entry.
>>>>
>>>> Steve
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Thanks for the feedbacks... nothing in the log from the hung chkdsk's.
>> Oh well, I chalk this one up to power blips that caused power off
>> without flushing (synch) to disk.
>>
>> TimJowers
>>
>> P.S> here's the next successful chkdsk. Note that the chkdsk took
>> several hours on this 40G disk of which most all is used.
>>
>> Checking file system on C:
>> The type of the file system is NTFS.
>>
>>
>> One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
>> may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
>> that you continue.
>> Windows will now check the disk.
>> Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
>> Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
>> Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
>> Cleaning up 11 unused security descriptors.
>>
>> 39053983 KB total disk space.
>> 36286580 KB in 451035 files.
>> 259368 KB in 85935 indexes.
>> 0 KB in bad sectors.
>> 697619 KB in use by the system.
>> 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
>> 1810416 KB available on disk.
>>
>> 4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
>> 9763495 total allocation units on disk.
>> 452604 allocation units available on disk.
>>
>> Internal Info:
>> 13 9c 09 00 94 31 08 00 be e1 0d 00 00 00 00 00 .....1..........
>> 6b 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 k...............
>> ca ee 25 2b 00 00 00 00 c8 ef f0 da 03 00 00 00 ..%+............
>> 2c 0e 7f 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ,..2............
>> 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 fe ba 61 ee 05 00 00 00 ..........a.....
>> b0 4e 7d a6 00 00 00 00 db e1 06 00 00 00 00 00 .N}.............
>> 00 d0 c1 a6 08 00 00 00 af 4f 01 00 00 00 00 00 .........O......
>>
>> Windows has finished checking your disk.
>> Please wait while your computer restarts.
>>
>>
>> For more information, see Help and Support Center at
>> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
>>
>
> That chkdsk report shows minor inconsistencies that happen regularly and
> are not a cause for concern.

I've read that before but I know from experience that cleaning up the
associated unused security descriptors has fixed file/folder permission
issues for normal users on several occaisions.

> The fact that it took 4 hrs is troubling
> though.

Yes, but it could be due to the disk being nearly full.

> Make sure you always have a full and complete backup. To be
> sure you might want to download a drive diagnostic utility from the
> drive manufacturer's web site and run that. Usually it will create a
> bootable floppy

Or a bootable CD, which I prefer since they boot much faster than floppies.

I'd also take measures to free up a lot of space on that drive and do a
defrag after the disk test.

Steve


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