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Acer Aspire One - Stuck in a Checking file system on C: loop

by kirkhill / April 16, 2011 9:13 PM PDT

When I try to start my notebook I get the blue screen "Checking file system on C:(File system is FAT32) It goes through the process (Volume serial number is EEAE-8C9A in case that means something to anyone!) until it's 100% checked, the message then is windows found problems which it could not fix, soory it flashes up on the screen only for a second and I can't replicate here all of what it says. I then get the blue screen of death for a nano second and don't get enough time to see what it saysbut the last message is Error in writing the output log. It then tries to start but goes back to the checking file system process again and so on. I can't start it safe mode or safe mode with prompt.

Running Windows XP, just got an additional 1G of Ram added (now 2G) but it did work after that, so I don't know that's the problem.
I'm not technically minded so I guess I'll need to take it to a shop but if anyone has experienced this and knows what the problem is or how to solve it that would be great.

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Re: checking file system loop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 16, 2011 9:27 PM PDT

What you might be able to do yourself:
1. Get the hard disk out.
2. Connect it to another PC using a USB2 to IDE/SATA-cable
3. Run chkdsk on that disk on that other PC and see if it can be repaired.
4. If not, while still on that other PC, delete the partition and create a new one.

If successful so far, put it back in your PC and reinstall Windows XP via the 'back to factory conditions' method as described by Acer.


Kees

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by kirkhill / April 17, 2011 2:54 AM PDT

Thanks Kees but getting the hard disk out would I think be beyond my capabilities, the shop it is then!

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acer aspire one
by frj2053 / May 3, 2011 9:08 PM PDT

It is possible that one of the memory modules are bad. I had a simular problem with my desktop and traced back to one of the memory modules. Changed it and it works fine. I suggest that you remove one module at a time and try to restart the computer.

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Try a system Restore
by Saffyre / May 6, 2011 10:14 AM PDT

Try a system Restore.

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