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"repairing disk errors"

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    "repairing disk errors"


    Hey guys, sorry to bug y'all, but I'm having a bit of trouble with my Asus Vivobook. It was running fine last night, but today it was a bit slow to respond. I eventually restarted it and it told me I have disk problems. Now I'm stuck on a black screen with the Asus logo that reads "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete."

    It's been this way for multiple hours now. I'm going to leave it overnight and hope it repairs, but, if it doesn't, is there anyway to recover my files? I have some important stuff backed up online, but I haven't backed up in a bit over a month and I don't want to lose my files. Most forums tell me to reinstall Windows 8? Would that make me lose my files, though, and how can I do that if I can't get past this error page?

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    Thailand
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    windows 8.1 pro,ubuntu 14.04


    by the sounds of that you have an input ,output error on your hard drive. is it really slow to boot up? if it is that if you want to keep your files and such clone the disk if your disk does have i/o error you will possibly need to send it to somebody to fix see if you can back up your files to the internet
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrick49 View Post
    by the sounds of that you have an input ,output error on your hard drive. is it really slow to boot up? if it is that if you want to keep your files and such clone the disk if your disk does have i/o error you will possibly need to send it to somebody to fix see if you can back up your files to the internet
    Not necessarily disk problem, just possible file system errors.
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    Thailand
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    windows 8.1 pro,ubuntu 14.04


    mmmmmm
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    Thailand
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    windows 8.1 pro,ubuntu 14.04


    if it has 1tb hard drive what do you think count mike
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    PALU - CENTRAL SULAWESI
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64 Bit)


    if you want to back up your file, may be you can boot from mini xp or mini seven (from usb flashdisk) and backup your files. Then reinstal your os. But, if still not succes you can using mini tool (offcourse you running this aplication on another pc and your hdd must be connect with usb) and search the lost partition.
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I've had one of these for years: Newegg.com - StarTech SATDOCK25U Plastic 2.5" Black USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5in SATA HDD
    Saved me numerous times. Great if you have another computer available to mount the drive, then pull off what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrick49 View Post
    if it has 1tb hard drive what do you think count mike
    I don't know how much stuff you have for backup on that disk and if it is partitioned at all. Did it ever finish those "repairs yet ? How important is the stuff you have on it ? If it's really important you should have backup of it anyway. In that case Don't do anything with it, get another one with USB connection first. We'll help you further to save what can be saved if that HDD is not complete writeoff.
    Which kind of computer do you have there, desktop, laptop ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Which kind of computer do you have there, desktop, laptop ?
    He mentioned it here...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthewa993 View Post
    (...) but I'm having a bit of trouble with my Asus Vivobook.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    One thing I don't understand is with Windows 8/8.1 , the AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time is set to 1 second by default, that is not enough time for anybody to hit a key to bypass chkdsk. To check for countdown time, from elevated command prompt just type: chkntfs /T . I always change it to at least 10 seconds ie. Type: chkntfs /T:10.

    Having said that, I think we can use the Macrium Rescue disk from one of our member's onedrive (WHS): Macrium WinPE .iso - OneDrive since it is built with WinPE4 and it supports both Legacy and UEFI. So using other tool such as Mini XP mentioned above might not work if your new laptop is installed using UEFI which I think it is.

    1. Use Winrar or Winzip, Extract the iso file to the root folder of a USB Stick.
    2. Connect an external HD, and plug in the USB Stick that you create in step 1
    3. Using the function key (Whatever it is for your Laptop Model, you need to find out from the User Manual) to display the boot menu. There will be 2 entries for your USB Stick on the list, one is for legacy, the other for UEFI, select correct one to boot from.
    4. Once booted, it will look like the screen shot below and follow what I suggest in step 1 and 2:

      Click image for larger version
    5. With your data saved to the external HD, now you can do repair, re-install or whatever you wish.


    EDIT: After step 4 above. You can minimize all the windows and open up the command prompt on the bottom left, from there you can run a chkdsk on drive C: as follows:
    chkdsk c: /f
    to see if it can do a quick fix. With /f option, it can run a lot faster than /r which I believe was run from the ASUS screen and it would take a long time to complete.

    Good Luck !!!
    Last edited by topgundcp; 23 May 2014 at 00:56.
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