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08-01-2010 04:59 PM
Every time I boot my computer I get the following message on a black screen...
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.
Cannot open volume for direct access.
Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software
Use the system restore feature from the control panel to restore the system
to a point prior to the
recent software package installation.
An unspecified error occurred (766f6c756d652e63 3f1).
I don't know what to do about it. But I can't afford for this to do anything drastic to my computer.
08-02-2010 06:26 AM
You don't give us any idea if this is a 1999 laptop or a 2009 laptop, or whether you have XP or Vista or Windows 7. Some HP models have a disk checking utility in the BIOS that is much more robust than chkdsk. Hit F10 as you power on and look in the BIOS for a disk integrity checker. What did you install recently?
Here are some instructions on how to run chkdsk from safe mode:
I googled your error message and found lots of posts around the internet where people are having the same issue in Windows 7 and running chkdsk /r (repair) from safe mode as administrator seems to fix it.