Is there any way I can fix a corrupted hard drive? Check disk wont let me scan the drive while its being used...
According to my Windows Vista, I have a corrputed hard drive. My system has been doing all sorts of annoying things lately like running check disk at every restart or boot up, but it only scans through until 24% or something like that before moving on
to continue booting the OS as normal.
If I try to system restore, it says I can't do so unless I check disk the hard drive, which when I select to scan, it tells me I can't while the drive is in use. If I select to schedule a scan on start up, it doesn't happen, as all I get is the check disk scan
that has been happening all the time lately anyway...
If I interrupt the primary boot to the OS and get into the system repair menu, I can run disk check from the command prompt, but again it tells me the same thing about not being able to run while the disk is in use.
I tried to set up a back up of the system, but the system back up program told me that I have a corrupt c:drive (hard drive) and that I should run disk check... if only!
I also get an error message 8024A000 when trying to download the latest updates for Windows. The Updates window stalls and takes forever to open, before letting me click "check for updates" and then returns the preceding error message... This happened before
and after I recently ran Norton Anti Virus, which removed a Trojan virus, however the issue with the updates is much worse now.
I think that both these issues are directly related but am not sure how, or how to fix this issue. I don't have the install disks, as my lap top was purchased on the cheap and only came with the product key.
Apart from these two issues, my lap top seems to operate fine...