Then, my computer bluescreened.. I managed to use system recovery to be able to start it up again, although it is still going slowly. I checked the event log and saw that it is most probably bad blocks on my hdd. So, I ran chkdsk to hopefully fix it, and so far it seemed to be going well. chkdsk went through stages 1-3 in about 20 or so minutes, deleting corrupt files or index entries, then recovering files and stuff. Then it got to stage 4 of 5, where it says it is verifying file data.. This part was going considerably slower, but I didn't think anything of it... It seemed like it was working well, so I thought that was good. It replaced bad clusters in a couple of files and continued until it got to... " 12% percent complete. (86522 of 474032 files processed) " and now it has been stuck there for almost 24 hours. I am afraid to manually shut down the computer, because I do not know if that will cause more permanent damage.
What should I do? Please help!! I have Windows Vista 64 bit, fully updated.
P.S. I saw this post http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/please-help-chkdsk-stuck-in-stage-4-of-5-at-6-for/88cd9d55-d457-49a1-a299-50941a678d15 and I appear to have the same problem. Sadly, this post was not answered and I cannot find an answer to this problem. (Same as this poster, I too hear the computer running still, so it frightens me to shut it off while chkdsk is running)