windows xp professional. assembled computer desktop
I have to reboot two or three time before proper booting takes place. In the middle it asks for "checking dis". of course I can stop that checking disk by hitting any key. If I do not it takes some time for checking to be done and then boots completely. what is the problem and what is the solution.
when I switch on the cd rom light flicks and a window comes up. normally it stays for about 10 seconds. but sometimes the window goes off withing 2 seconds(that means boot is not ok) and the BIOS window flicks through and the "windows xp" window comes up . In good booting this stays for 20 to 25 seconds. in bad booting the window disappears within 3 seconds and nothing happens later even if I wait for one or two minutes. In such a case I have to press the restart button in the computer. second time sometimes it fails . in the third attempt every thing is ok till I get a message "your disk need checking, you can cancel it by hitting any key (not recommended ) etc. if you allow it takes nearly 15 to 25 minutes for checking to complete and computer boots ok. This is very annoying. sometimes I do hit any key to abort disk checking.
do you need any other information or details. I am not a hardware person. Kindly advise.
Jack4roll I tried disk cleaning by using start programmes-accessories- system tools-disk clean up. I do it daily at the end of the day. I also scan and fix errors using "adavnced system care" free version daily.
closeup 22. if I use hardware testing by using your software should I take a copy of C drive or all the drives.
thank you once again all of you. the computer is about five years old and being used daily at least for 6 hours.
by some trial and error and with the help of friend I solved the problem but another problem has cropped up. Till the booting is complete key board does not work . Only after complete boot up keyboard works. This mean I may not able to go to Bios, or to safe mode etc. I do not know in the trial and error what mistake has occurred.. If by chance disk checking demand comes up I may not be able to abort it by hitting any key.
If you already performed all those diagnostics and the same problem occur, therefore you have a faulty hard disk. I have passed what you had now. Now, what I did is replace the faulty hard disk and my headache is gone. No worries, No hassle. Best remedy.