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A guy from youtube (Reversed Videos) recommended I post here about a problem I've been having with my Asus laptop running Windows 10 Home Version 20H2.  I am admittedly neglectful with keeping up to date and running any anti virus stuff or what have you with this thing.  It's probably 5 years old and has seen heavy use and abuse.  I've had the occasional hickups and freezes during it's life where I would have to use the power button to get it to work again, however it happened late last week for the last time and now I have had no luck getting it to work for more than 5 minutes w/out freezing up constantly.

At first it would do a loop of "Diagnosing your PC" and then attempting to repair but would never get past the repair attempts where you could instead go to "Advanced Options", etc.  I would constantly have to power button down and try again.  Even if I did get past that it would never really improve anything.  I've fixed problems in the past with youtube video help, so I tried a whole bunch of things by many different people.  Nothing seemed to help.  I came across "How to Remove Viruses From Your Computer" by Reversed Videos and it seemed like it was worth a try.

I started it in the evening and it ran and ran and ran for hours.  It got late so I went to bed.  When I looked at it in the morning it seemed to be stuck (no big surprise there!).  It never even got the the malwarebytes part where he said you'd have to click a button to get it going.  Let it go for over 48 hours just in case and it never did anything more.  Power-buttoned-down again and upon restart it asked me to scan the disk (again), but I cancelled.

I've run scannow with a report of no issues, run dism/onlike/cleanup-image/restorehealth and it successfully ran with no reported issues.  when I tried chkdsk it wouldn't let me and/or wasn't able to complete due to something I forget now what it said.

Now it keeps doing "windows updates", takes forever to boot up, and when I finally can get it going it freezes about 5-10 minutes into using it.

I'm in way over my head at this point.  I have everything on it backed up, so losing data is of no concern.

Reversed Videos recommended I run a scan with FRST.  I am trying to get the machine to cooperate and if/when I do I will post the folders here...



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It's done this before, many times.

Well, I just can't seem to get the thing to boot up to even get to run this FRST.  It'll boot into Windows like 1 out of 5 attempts and when it finally does it either gives me the endless blue spinning circle thing, or freezes up.

FWIW - I have nothing hooked up to it.  I've done so many things in the CMD and stuff that I guess I really hosed things up!

I'm at a loss.  Is it time to put this machine to rest forever or is there any hope?



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Can you boot to safe mode with networking, run FRST from that mode....

To boot your Windows 10 computer into Safe Mode with Networking you will need to do the following:

  1. Click the Start button or press the Windows key on the keyboard
  2. Click Power
  3. While holding SHIFT on the keyboard, click Restart
  4. Windows will reboot and prompt with a few different options
  5. Choose Troubleshoot
  6. Choose Advanced Options
  7. Choose Startup Settings
  8. Click Restart
  9. After rebooting, Windows will prompt with several different startup options
  10. Choose Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter
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Hiya geomontgo77,

Unfortunately it looks like your hard drive is dying, from the frst log the following is highlighted:

System errors:
Error: (10/24/2021 05:46:39 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:46:36 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:46:33 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:46:01 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:45:29 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:45:27 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:45:24 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/24/2021 05:45:21 PM) (Source: disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

We could try running checkdisk, see if that can help..??

At the Command prompt, type


hit the Enter key.

You will get a message that the drive cannot be locked, but that the command can be scheduled to run at the next boot - hit the Y key, press Enter, and then reboot.

The CHKDSK may take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

Obviously the HD can die at any time....

Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,




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