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CHKDSK issues won't run

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    CHKDSK issues won't run

    Due to problems elsewhere on Windows Updates, it was suggested that I do a CHKDSK.

    I have a brand new win8/64 HP laptop with I5 3 series cpu, 6gb ram & 1tb hdd

    Excuse me for a minute while I have a winge. Why on earth has M$ changed the reporting? Reminds me of the Defrag issue on Vista. In my case I wanted a chkdsk on the system drive, which as usual requires a reboot to run. Now M$ has decided that instead of the relatively detailed progress report, you just get one line giving a % progress. Surely M$ should have learnt by now that when we are resolving issues we need more info not less!!!!! I wonder sometimes what goes through the head of the developers at M$.............crazy.

    Anyway back on track. The CHKDSK got to 27% in seconds, then stuck there for 3 hours. The only way I could get out was to do a hard boot. The downside of this, unlike previous Windows OS, is that CHKDSK no longer will run. It just says on booting "1 second to cancel", it makes no difference whether one presses a key or not, CHKDSK won't run.

    Such a pity as CHKDSK was one piece of software where there is no real alternative.

    Any ideas so at least I can try get it to work again.

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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