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xevous
23-10-2008, 12:14 PM
My laptop was doing a disk check yesterday but stopped at 6% for a few hours and never continued. I had work to do, so i turned it off manually with the power switch and skipped the disk check as it booted up the second time. I dont like the idea of skipping these disk checks, but i dont know what is causing them to stop at 6%. Any information would be helpful at the moment. :eek:

As i was typing this, i also noticed that if i click a link somewheres (like the smilies link [More]), a window appears with "Preparing to install..." "Mircosoft Office 2003 Configuration" and it asks me to insert the cd and reinstall it. If i click cancel, an Error message appears with jumbles of letters and numbers. I never uninstalled ms office, but i can no longer use it. Is this a result of skipping the disk checks? :badpc:

Speedy Gonzales
23-10-2008, 12:36 PM
Might be a corrupt file or something.

Go to add/remove programs, select Office 2003. If its got a repair option, select it

You may need the Office CD

pctek
23-10-2008, 03:35 PM
My laptop was doing a disk check yesterday but stopped at 6%

Chkdsk? Run it manually. Boot off the Windows CD, from Recovery Console, type chkdsk /p /r.
That will fix and stuff ups with the file structure.

If it still hangs I'd use the HDD manufacturers disk to check the HDD itself.