indicates that checkdisk is necessary.
You have NOT MENTIONED the size of the hard drive but it can be a VERY LENGTHY process ans progress may indeed not be apparent to you.
Allow it to run overnight if necessary and don't be so impatient.
Hello. I'm running Windows 7 64bit on an ASUS G51VX. Every time I reboot the system, I'm greeted with a black screen after Windows tries to load. It reads,
"Checking file system on c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue."
The next line is basically "press any key to cancel within..." and then a 10 second countdown that seems to freeze at "1 second(s)."
I let it run for about 90 mins while I ran some errands, when I came back it was still at the same screen and I had no idea if it was even doing anything. So I did a hard reboot, got the screen again and cancelled. I ran Disk Cleanup, which went fine, but when I tried to run Defrag, it didn't even open. I simply clicked it in the menu with no result.
Upon trying to run Chkdsk in the command prompt, I was told that I didn't have "sufficient privileges." Okay...
I'm really dreading doing a system restore, and I assume backing up my HD at this point either wouldn't work, or would preserve whatever's corrupt.