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12/20/2016 02:37:27 PM · #1
OS: Windows 10 Professional
Symptom: System automatically reboots several times a day
Event log: There seems to be bad blocks on my system disk
Solution: Run chkdsk /r
Current status: It keeps saying "Scanning and repairing drive (C:): 11% complete"

Lots of answers on the internet, but it's hard to judge which one is right.

Any one here who can give me some advice/clues what to do now?

BTW. I'm not worrying about my photos. They're on another disk and well backuped.
I think that's good, but I need a working system to access them and all my software is on the system disk

Best advice I found until now: Take a drink, let it run, get some sleep and have a fresh look in the morning ;)
12/20/2016 03:24:34 PM · #2
Lol, I didn't follow one advice ( "Keep calm" ) . Gave a good kick to that stupid thing after a few hours. It jumped to 100% complete and I'm up and running again (at least for now). But perhaps it's time to buy a new disk...
12/20/2016 04:19:58 PM · #3
Is your toe OK?
12/20/2016 04:20:50 PM · #4
A new disk & a bottle of wine!
12/20/2016 04:33:08 PM · #5
Originally posted by pixelpig:

A new disk & a bottle of wine!


Going to follow that advice tomorrow! Everything is fine now. Even my toe :) PC is up now for almost an hour
12/20/2016 05:27:14 PM · #6
Good news. It's always better to be able to shop around than to do an emergency repair/restore. Better to do percussive maintenance with the appropriate tool, too!!
12/20/2016 06:42:59 PM · #7
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Better to do percussive maintenance with the appropriate tool, too!!

I had a Mac Quadra 840av with a hard drive suffering from "stiction" -- to get it to boot up I'd have to give it a good whack on the side ...
12/20/2016 07:07:53 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

Better to do percussive maintenance with the appropriate tool, too!!

I had a Mac Quadra 840av with a hard drive suffering from "stiction" -- to get it to boot up I'd have to give it a good whack on the side ...

Sounds like what Penny has to do to me every morning to get MY system booted up :-)
12/20/2016 07:27:20 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

Better to do percussive maintenance with the appropriate tool, too!!

I had a Mac Quadra 840av with a hard drive suffering from "stiction" -- to get it to boot up I'd have to give it a good whack on the side ...

Sounds like what Penny has to do to me every morning to get MY system booted up :-)

You should read a story by Theodore Sturgeon called "Uncle Fremmis" (in one of his collections) ...
12/20/2016 07:29:54 PM · #10
Originally posted by GeneralE:

You should read a story by Theodore Sturgeon called "Uncle Fremmis" (in one of his collections) ...


Or anything else by Sturgeon, for that matter :-)

ETA: Uncle Fremmis is in "Sturgeon is Alive and Well", a collection published in 1971

Message edited by author 2016-12-20 19:32:26.
12/20/2016 07:47:11 PM · #11
With regard to that drive, it's very possible that the symptom will recur. It is also possible that it will not do so soon. I think that were it my drive, I would take this opportunity to replace it with solid state. Big gain in speed.
12/21/2016 05:12:07 PM · #12
Originally posted by kirbic:

With regard to that drive, it's very possible that the symptom will recur. It is also possible that it will not do so soon. I think that were it my drive, I would take this opportunity to replace it with solid state. Big gain in speed.


Disk (solid state) ordered. I took the opportunity! It will arrive tomorrow. Hesitating between a clean windows install (and reinstall a lot of apps) or just a copy of my current drive (problems are not solved, but it's still working).
12/21/2016 05:18:21 PM · #13
clean install, first choice
12/24/2016 03:39:30 PM · #14
Originally posted by pixelpig:

A new disk & a bottle of wine!


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It helped! It's finally up and running again!
12/24/2016 04:32:07 PM · #15
Sweet shot! Merry Christmas Henk-Jan!
12/25/2016 12:05:51 AM · #16
Rockin!
Enjoy the greatly enhanced speed!
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