I had a problem on my laptop and did a backup from an external hard drive and all seemed OK but upon boot up I always get the message to chkdsk my local drive which is started, but the operation seems to hang at 6% on the 2nd stage. How long does this process normally take and should I be a bit more patient?
I have also entered chkdsk /f or /r into command prompt but the operation still seems to stop at the 2nd stage. I am also prevented from defragging volume(C:) as again I am told to execute chkdsk/f.
Thank you both for your replies but after a few attempts the process still seems to be curtailed.
I left it running for over 5 hours this afternoon but no more progress after 6% in the 2nd stage and I can hear the hard drive winding down as the 5% point is left.
No problem with getting the process to start and I've initiated it as per buteman's advice and upon reboot off it goes only to stall again, or so it seems, which is the same result I get if I go into command prompt and start the process from there.
I know the procedure will take a long time but it seems there is something not quite right.
No problems via Malwarebytes and out of three scans in Seagate SeaTools the Long Test failed.
At the start of this problem I was told to delete settings.sol which is in Macromedia applicaions but it will not delete as won't Macromedia itself. I suspect maybe this is the problem so is it safe to, and how do I delete this application?