What to do about CHKDSK message "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems"

My XP Home just quit booting all the way through.  Previoously before quitting it would do a CHKDSK scan and then go on to finish booting.  Now it quits a few seconds after the Windows screen comes up with the little dots running accross.  The Windows picture remains on the monitor, but nothing else happens.  I put in my XP disk to run the Repair and got to the C:\Windows prompt after all the various commands finished.  I then typed in CHKDSK and Enter.  The first time CHKDSK stopped at 38% complete.  The 2nd time it finished and gave me the error message: "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems" 

I sure would appreciate it if somebody can suggest my next move to get XP back running?


Question Info

Last updated December 7, 2018 Views 22,450 Applies to:
Hope this helps, Gerry Cornell
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
Enquire Plan Execute

1 person was helped by this reply


Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.