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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2017, 05:26:45 AM »
It should do but could take a while to kick in.

Hit those keys a couple of more times, but I'll boot up my other Win 10 laptop with an install disk to confirm.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2017, 05:38:12 AM »
It isn't working for me either - probably because the chkdsk is being run outside of Windows.

What stage and % is it at now ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2017, 05:59:27 AM »
Stopped at 46% now

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2017, 06:01:18 AM »
Nope, it's still going on and on and on... Hamster on the wheel is really persistent!
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #79 on: February 13, 2017, 06:31:37 AM »
You could leave until completion if only to try and recover some data, but expect some data loss.

An alternative could be to do a power shutdown but that could cause more problems.

I think you're just going to have to patient as it is at least progressing.

The SeaTools disk will probably just confirm HDD damage without effecting any repairs.

Ultimately I think you're going to have to take this in to a reputable tech who should be able to recover some data by booting up with a Linux disk, replace the HDD and reinstall your OS, but it will be indeterminate as to what data will be lost.

Programs can be reinstalled but personal stuff may be gone forever.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2017, 08:30:34 AM »
For interest, it has taken about 3 hours for my chkdsk c: /r to complete and that is with it not having any problems.

If it has to work harder to try and repair when it does find problems, then it is going to take much longer.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
On Stage 2.... Will work till I am too tired to carry on

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2017, 09:08:27 AM »
Just leave the machine to get on with it - you don't have to watch it.

I've heard of a chkdsk /r taking days to complete in some instances.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2017, 09:22:20 AM »
End result came before the 999:00:00...

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2017, 09:27:06 AM »
It hasn't completed - there are 5 stages in a chkdsk /r

As it is unable to read all of the disk then I suggest you take it into a reputable tech, but you could confirm that the HDD is damaged by running a SeaTools for DOS disk.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2017, 09:28:33 AM »
Will do now. Just switch it off and then?

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #86 on: February 13, 2017, 09:33:57 AM »
Yes.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #87 on: February 13, 2017, 09:35:56 AM »
Boot menu only has options for Windows Boot manager and USB? How do I get it to the CD?

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #88 on: February 13, 2017, 09:39:16 AM »
Normally you would have both.

I would just leave it and take it in.

The sooner the better before the HDD fails completely.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #89 on: February 13, 2017, 09:40:08 AM »
OK

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #90 on: February 13, 2017, 09:46:08 AM »
Good Luck.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #91 on: February 13, 2017, 09:47:06 AM »
Thanks, appreciate the effort!

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #92 on: February 13, 2017, 09:56:31 AM »
You're welcome :)
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