Stop 0x24 on XP after chkdsk hangs

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I ran chkdsk at startup and when i checked 10 hours later it was the last step with no errors. but it was hung at 56%. so i rebooted now i consistently get a stop 0x24. I can't even boot in safe mode. after the stop 0x24 there is no more info on the screen...what should i do?
thanks.
 

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Tap the delete key on startup to access the BIOS. <--If you can't get this far, you've got a hardware problem

Once in the BIOS, change the boot order to boot off the optical drive 1st.

Insert the OS disc

restart

press any key when prompted

use the R option to access the repair console for your volume.
 

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Thank you. I did that. But i had scheduled chkdsk to run at next windows startup. it starts and then hangs at Step 4 at 0%. I've waited 20 minutes and it didn;t move 1%. It doesn't notice my keyboard when it says "hit any ket to stop chkdsk". i can't stop it so i can't boot. so 2 questions: 1)why's my keyboard not being detected and 2) why is chkdsk hanging (or is it?)
 

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There could be an error on the hard drive.

If you have a USB keyboard, it may not be enabled in the BIOS.
 

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i switched to a ps2 keyboard - no change there. But chkdsk was not hung - it took over an hour to get to the first 1%....its almost finished now 11 hours later.
i am pretty sure its my hard disk or the connector or something connected to it...thanks for your help and time.
 

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What kind of hard drive is it?

If it does finish. I would recommend running it with the /r switch. It will attempt to repair the drive.
 

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You are the bomb, aford10!!!

This was happening on my system, didn't have the time this week to worry about it, so just kept bypassing the CheckDisk to accomplish what I needed to. However, it was extremely frustrating.

Yesterday, I located this thread, did as you suggested, and restarted the computer.

It took awhile for CheckDisk to complete the 5 stages (about an hour), but I was patient, allowing it to resolve the issues.

The end result : perfection; I have my reliable computer back up and running as it should.

Thanks for helping us out, and have a great year. : )