This started happening shortly after I made a new user account for my visiting friend. Yesterday I deleted the account and files as she had left (after a little over a month of using it), and she claims that the check disk was happening to her all the time. I got angry that she didnt tell me, she told me it wasnt a big deal because she has to "reformat her laptop once a month" .
This is a new computer to me still, so I'm quite afraid she broke it somehow .
I ran TuneUp Utilities last night: defragmented, ran the file check it has, did the one click maintenance. I also ran a full virus scan and spyware scan overnight, and it came back clean, but for a few cookies (I used Zone Alarm for this). When I return home I plan to check the registry (with TuneUp Utilities) and fix any possible issues there. Also Spybot, which I have to upgrade.
I cannot afford to have to wait hours for it to start up...can we fix the issue or disable disk checking? What causes disk checking? My friend said that it's from the computer being shut down incorrectly...but the computer has been shut down correctly each time it's happened... is it not shutting itself down right?
Thanks in advance