how to get out of disk check

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    Dell Inspiron 1420, running upgraded version of Win 8 Pro 32-bit.
    For no apparent reason, I decided to run a disk check on my Win 8 pro.

    I used the command line .... chkdsk /f/r
    The trouble is, the system went to 29% and does not go any further.
    The spinning dots are spinning, but 29% stays forever.
    How do I get out of this situation?
    Restart will not work as it will just start disk check again and getting stuck at 29%.

    I know how to use chkntfs /x c: but can't do that at this situation.

    Can I bypass diskcheck and go to Safe Mode?
    If yes, how to go to safe mode in win 8. It's not the same as Win 7.

    Thank you.
     
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    One thing to try, just for starters, is a hard shutdown (Just switch off the computer at the power switch)
    When you restart, it may start normally, or offer you options. I would suggest, if you get the options, you select normal start.

    But the error does indicate a snag somewhere on your HD. Run a defrag. It may be enough to isolate the bad part.
     
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    I could not do anything to get out of disk check.
    As stated in my initial post, power off and power on won't do because it went right back to its merry disk check way and then stuck at 29%.

    I tried to insert the win 8 pro disc. The system didn't even know its existence.

    I ended up re-installing Vista which was the original OS, then upgraded back to win 8 pro.

    What a pain !!!.
    Yes, there must be something wrong in my hard disk, but damned if I would try a disk check again.

    P.S. I am afraid to do a disk defrag using the native defrag program due to the bad experience doing the same thing in Win 7. I switched to Auslogic since then.

    Will Auslogic do ?
     
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    adding......
    I have created a Recovery drive in a flash drive.
    Maybe, next time I get stuck at 29%, I can use the flash drive ? Maybe ?
     
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    another update.....

    I went.... right click at Computer > Properties > Tools > Error checking > Check .

    It says I don't have to check because there is no error found.

    So, why getting stuck at 29%?
     
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    Auslogic is as good as any. But, in spite of your worries, I think the built in defragger will eliminate the fault
    Apologies for my suggestion re switching off. I read your post again and could not, I'm afraid, see any reference that you had done that?
    But if your computer cannot see the Inserted DVD, then you have a more serious problem with your hardware.

    Can it read the DVD now, through the Windows file manager, now that you have reinstalled.
     
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    Well. it saw my Vista DVD when I reinstalled, and then it saw my Win 8 Pro disc when I re-upgrade.
    I think it is ok now.
     
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