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chkdsk runs every time I reboot my computer


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andybodin

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chkdsk runs every time I reboot my computer, I allow it to run its checks and repairs and the summary message states that it has nothing wrong with the disk. Then the next time I reboot my computer the same thing happens. The computer is working normal. How do I stop the computer from running a chkdsk on the drive every time I reboot. I have one drive with 3 partitions on it. The same partition has the chkdsk program run every time I reboot the computer.
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Hi andybodin,

I have fixed this problem two different ways, by running a chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console, and by doing a system restore back to before the problem started.

Let me know if you need help with either of these.
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How do you run chkdsk/r from the recovery console?
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First, we need to access the Recovery Console. If you have a Windows XP CD, just boot to that CD, and when you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to Repair Windows using the Recovery Console. Select the partition you want to repair, usually 1, and press Enter. If it asks you for a password, just press Enter, unless you know you specifically set an administrator password during Windows setup.

If you don't have a CD, run c:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons from the Start > Run dialog box, and if that doesn't work, try c:\WINDOWS\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons. Follow the prompts to install the Recovery Console. Now, the next time you reboot, the Windows Recovery Console will be an option for booting into. Follow the above instructions to get into the actual prompt.

Once you get to C:\WINDOWS>_, just type in chkdsk /r and press Enter. This will run the chkdsk and clear the dirty bit.


EDIT: ((the instructions for installing from the hard drive will only work if you have the i386 folder present on your hard drive.))

Edited by The Admiral, 25 November 2008 - 09:04 PM.

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