10-13-2011 05:30 PM
About a week ago, after using NIS successfully since 2009, I started seeing this error 3043,1. I was using Norton Internet Security 2011, am now on 2012 (126.96.36.199) with all updates loaded, have done a full system scan, have downloaded and installed all the latest windows XP Home updates.
Anyway, a bit of a recap of the past week. I've had this error show up at least a dozen times now. I've had to remove and reinstall norton at least five times, and this morning I saw a new error (I didn't think to write it down) but it came immediately after a complete removal and reinstallation of NIS and required me to restart my computer.
I'm getting more than a little frustrated. I used to use Sophos antivirus, but that was back in 2008 and it's fully removed. I've not had any issues with malware (that I know of).
This is getting frustrating as every morning when I login I've been getting these errors, and I need to spend at least 45 minutes going through these steps again. Then it will happen again at some point during the day. I need a real fix, not a bandaid solution - removing and reinstalling is clearly not working, so something else is going on.
Any help would be appreciated.
10-13-2011 10:36 PM
Please go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>Select Command Prompt. Once the command prompt is open type in the command CHKDSK /R (remember to put a space after CHKDSK but before the /R) and the press Enter. You'll be informed that the disk/volume cannot be locked and asked if you want to schedule the task to run when the system is restarted (wording will vary) type in a Y then press Enter to schedule the disk to be checked for errors. Type Exit then press Enter to close the command prompt. Restart your computer and allow the Disk Check to completer note any errors that are corrected. Sometimes its just an accumulation of minor inconsistencies that throws Windows for a loop and creates problems for other programs; check disk can fix these for you.
Hope this helps,