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CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-07, 16:23 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I have an old T60 that I preparing to give to my mom. To get it ready, I replaced the dead SXGA+ screen with an almost-new XGA. Everything went fine, the new screen is beautiful, and probably better for my mom, since it has lower res, and therefore bigger icons. However, after I turned it back on, I kept on getting a message on start up saying that one of the disks needed to be checkd, and then it proceeded to start just fine.

 

I try to run chkdsk two or three times, and it acted like it was going to do it, but after a few seconds it said "chkdsk cancelled", and started normally. I went into BIOS and ran the disk test utility, but it didn't give me any errors or problems, it just said something like "the disk was read" after a couple of hours. 

 

Could this have anything to do with the new screen? Could it be that the driver for the old screen is causing an error because the new screen is a different resolution? 

 

Thank you.

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Re: CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-09, 10:51 AM

Hello,

 

A Chkdsk is requested by the operating system when it detects an issue reading or writing information to the file system on the disk in question.

 

Given the age of the ThinkPad T60 line (introduced around eight years ago, I believe) it could be that there is a physical issue with the hard disk drive, assuming it is the one from the original installation.  My first thought would be to try testing it for errors using either Lenovo's diagnostics, or diagnostics from the hard disk drive manufacturer.

 

I cannot see it being an issue screen replacement.  You could try removing and reinserting the hard disk drive, though, in case it somehow became loose during the screen replacement operation.

 

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Re: CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-09, 16:11 PM

I thank you for the response. The hdd is not the original one. It's a Hitachi travelstar 7k200 (not exactly brand new, though). 

 

I already tested the hdd using PC Doctor (which is still installed) and it gave me no errors. The problem really is not that it's giving me any errors, but rather that chkdsk cannot complete, since it gets cancelled before it gets started. In another forum someone said that I needed to uninstall R&R. I don't have R&R installed, but I wonder if PC Doctor is preventing chkdsk from running. Any suggestion is welcome. Thank you.

 

 

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Re: CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-09, 17:11 PM

I would start the machine in safemode and run chkdsk. If you know the basic dos commands you can do it from "safemode command prompt" option. If I recall it's just "chkdsk c:" to check or "chkdsk /f c:" to also fix any problems it finds. This is assuming the chkdsk program is in your "path" or the folder that is mounted when you run it, otherwise you'd need to type the full path to it's location, such as "c:\windows\chkdsk /f c:" (assuming it's located in your windows folder).

 

Or of course you can do it from within windows (safemode), but I have found more errors can be fixed if the windows GUI isn't loaded.

 


The command-line scripts listed above are all from memory so if they don't work you can probably find the correct ones by doing a google search.

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Re: CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-09, 22:11 PM

I thank you for the response.

I had tried what you suggested before,  I started the machine in safe mode, and ran chkdsk from command prompt. However, it says that it cannot run chkdsk on a disk while it is being used, and asked if I wanted to run chkdsk on reboot. I said yes, and restarted in SafeMode, but it did the same thing: it acted like it was about to start, and then it said that chkdsk "was cancelled", and proceeded to restart.

 

At this point, I am thinking it might be better to just reinstall Windows and give my mom a freshly installed copy of windows. Any other suggestion is welcomed. thanks.

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Re: CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-09, 22:15 PM

 

Sounds like you were running the command prompt in windows, try it without loading windows as I suggested above.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: CHKDSK error after replacing screen

2014-03-10, 18:06 PM

I thank you for your response.

 

I ended up reinstalling widnows. That way she will have a fresh installation with no issues. No issues so far - the install went fine, and I am just running all the updates. I will try to run chkdsk once everything is up to date.

 

I want to thank you again for taking the time to respond. Best.

 

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