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Check drive for consistency help?

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the digital hobo

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i've had this problem on and off when I try new operating systems. the best answer for me has always been to physically remote any extra drives than the one I am installing the OSs on. And when things go badly, I tend to just re-image and wait for a while until someone else comes up with a solution.

but i'm still stuck on this one and not ready to quit.

i partitioned my OS hard drive C: with two more partitions E: for Win7 and F: for MythTV/Buntu

Also have 3 other hard drives. M: HTPCMusic, N: HTPCMovies O:HTPCstore

After installing Win 7 to partition E:, I got to the normal boot manager menu. But when I'd select either OS, it would go immediately into the CHKDSK routine for Drive M: HTPCMusic. What gives?

From Win 7 I can access all drives and files. From XP, I can not access M: and it is only showing up as M:, not M:HTPCMusic. O: Has also gone weird. I can access it, but its just a big dynamic partition now instead of a primary partition.

Still stuck in the chkdsk loop. will try your suggestions from earlier.
Which OS should I boot to when I run the "dirty" check?
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