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74% – ok this is starting to worry me now!

Well this “chkdsk /r” has been running since 6:30pm last night, so has been running for 13 hours! When I got out of bed an hour ago it was saying 74%

Just had my usual half an hour of browsing on my standby PC and I switched the KVM back to the suspect machine to check progress and it was saying 55%… wtf! Mind you the drive light was flickering frantically and it started to count up, currently at 72%!

Not sure my nerves can take it anymore, probably finish and find it has decided to format the drive!

HOLD THE PRESS – as I was compiling this post the machine has finished checking the disk, as I suspected it has found and fixed some errors and is in the process of rebooting as I type. Things are looking promising as it just got past the login screen!

54% complete

Here we go again, my main PC which is a Dell despite having a decent processor, motherboard, harddrives, graphics cards etc has a habit of being really slow and unreliable sometimes, yes I know “what do I expect buying that pile of crap”.

This morning RealPlayer decided to hang the machine up, yes I know “what do I expect installing that pile of crap” but I quite like watching some of the BBC news reports. Norton Internet Security 2008 had also gone away and updated itself, yes I know “what do I expect installing that pile of crap” and was waiting for a reboot so I finally got the machine to shutdown without resorting to the power switch and now it won’t boot.

Enter the password at the log-in screen and it just sits there and after about 5 minutes a Blue Screen Of Death informs me that something critical has just nuked itself and it’s shutting down to protect me! (Stop error 0x000000F4 if your wondering)

Well it appears to be a software problem and/or a corrupted file so I am currently running “chkdsk /r” from the recovery console. The only problem is now it’s been sitting at 54% done for about an hour! but the harddrive light is blinking away so I assume it’s still running, best get the coffee on it’s going to be a long night!

Well this photo of a BSOD amused me as it reminds me that I am probably leaving this industry at the right time!


Update… just reached 55%