Hard Drive error

  DANZIG 11:46 11 Feb 2006

Every time I turn on my PC now, This 'disk chk' screen comes up and proceeds to check my disk ( I assume).

It gets to the third stage then everything switches off and it starts all over again.

It gives me an option to bypass disk checking, which I do and the PC starts OK.

Everything works fine after this with these few exceptions..

-On launching AOL a balloon comes up from the bar at the bottom of the screen saying a certain file is unreadable. I have found this file and tried to delete it (it looks like a wav file) but it won't go away.

-A similar message appears when I launch Windows Messenger.

Both messages urge me to run Chkdisk.

Whats happening?..and why??

  Diodorus Siculus 11:55 11 Feb 2006

Sertainly sounds like the hard disk is having problems.

Can you run checkdisk from within windows?

Right click on the disk within my computer

choose properties


error checking

  Diemmess 11:56 11 Feb 2006

Are you sure there is no malware aboard?
It would help to know which version of Windows you are using, so as to be able to recommend how to deal with the problem.

  DANZIG 11:59 11 Feb 2006

I'm using XP Home, if thats any help.

  DANZIG 12:03 11 Feb 2006

I've tried that thing that Diodorus Siculus said, and it looks like it will be able to do it. It asks me if I want to schedule the disk check for when I restart the PC....

Good idea?

Also, do you think I should let it 'automatically fix' things?

  DANZIG 12:13 11 Feb 2006

LOL, Another one has just popped up now!!

While listening to a Realplayer file, this error message came up.


Whats that all about. It didn't change the running of the PC or the sound file at all incidentally.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:35 11 Feb 2006

Get ccleaner from click here and run it for a start.

  DANZIG 12:41 11 Feb 2006

Now stuff isn't downloading!!!

Would the disk cleaning thing on the April 2006 PCA cover DVD do the same job?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:28 11 Feb 2006

DANZIG - maybe - Don't know what it is but likely to clean out some rubbish.

When you say it's not downloading, what is the problem?

  Diemmess 14:58 11 Feb 2006

I asked before if you are sure you've no malware that has crept in?

In your first post you mentioned Aol and its report of a damaged file.

Have you tried 'repairing Aol' from the v9 CD?

  DANZIG 09:18 13 Feb 2006

Malware? What is that exactly?

AOL does a 'spyware search' every time it starts up and finds nothing if thats any help.

I'll try that fixing thing anyway.

The file that causes the AOL issue is..

C:\Documents and settings\Application Data\AOL\C_AOL9.0\spool\mmi2DB.wav

As said before, I've tried to delete this but the same message appears every time.

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