View Full Version : [SOLVED] Disk Utility runs only internittantly

September 3rd, 2010, 04:43 PM
When I boot 10.04 I find that "Disk Utility" will only run intermittently; that is with some boots it will not run at all and with some it will run always.
Box has Win XP SP3 and Ubuntu 10.04 installed.
Booting Win first, or not, doesn't seem to make a difference.
I've removed and reinstalled the "Disk Utility" using "System Update" pgm.
Any log files I could look at to help resolve the prob?
I'm a noob to Linux so any help as to where/what to look at would be appreciated.
Need any more info.? Just ask.

September 3rd, 2010, 06:07 PM
Try running chkdsk on your XP install.

My gparted behaved somewhat like that, then it would not show my sda drive at all and took forever to show sdb & sdc.

Even though I could boot XP without any obvious issues, I ran chkdsk and then gparted had no issues mount sda.

September 4th, 2010, 12:21 AM
Thanks Oldfred,:D
Chkdsk did the trick.:)