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yesterday I completed downloading a tv show and turn off the computer and when i open my computer today in starting it shows a genuine message that some of my disk is need to be checked so i didn't cancelled it so when it get completed and computer restarts it shows the msg autochk is missing and gets restart. this thing is not stopping and every time i open my computer i have to see the same msg and the computer get restart..
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Hello vab's.... Welcome to
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I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible. First by autochk do you mean it is saying one of your disk needs to be checked for consistency?
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If the answer to my above question is yes please do the following.



Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Reboot after your done running chkdsk /r...
then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press Enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to Winlogon and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here


We will advise after studying the log.
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I may have been a little quick with my instructions. Can you not get into windows at all?
If not please try the below and if that doesn't work we may have to rebuild the bootcfg file.





How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors

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i have followed your 2nd instruction and type the given command in recovery console but after 15min a msg showing that CHKDSK HAS COMPLETED CHECKING DISK MESSAGE occurs and computer again start asking for any other command.after waiting for some time i entered the command exit and the computer get restart and still showing the same message-AUTOCHK IS MISSING and get rastart.Please reply fast !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by vab's, 13 July 2012 - 11:29 AM.

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OK try this and lets see if we can rebuild the bootcfg file.



Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD into the computer. Note: If you have a system recovery CD or restore CD (not a Microsoft CD) these steps will likely not work for your computer.
Reboot the computer with the CD and press any key when prompted to press any key to boot from the CD.
Once in the Microsoft Setup menu press R to open the recovery console.
Select the operating system you wish to use; if you only have Windows XP on the computer you will only have one prompt.
Once prompted for the password enter the Admin password and press enter.
Once at the command prompt type bootcfg /rebuild to start the rebuild process.
The rebuild process will step you through a number of steps depending upon how many operating systems you have on the computer and how the computer is setup. Below is a listing of the common steps you are likely going to encounter.

* Prompt for the identified versions of Windows installed. When you receive this prompt press Y if the bootcfg command properly identified each of the Windows operating systems installed on the computer. It is important to realize this command will only detect Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT installations.

* Prompt to enter the load identifier. This is the name of the operating system for the boot.ini. For example, Microsoft Windows XP Home users would enter Microsoft Windows XP Home edition.

* Prompt to Enter OS load options. When this prompt is received type /fastdetect to automatically detect the available options.
Once you have completed all the available options in the rebuild and are back at the prompt type exit to reboot the computer.
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see i have tried your new instruction but it didn't work too..and i got lot many question again-
1.in load identifier you have given a example of name of operating system did i too have to enter the same name either wise i have done it there was no problem.
2.after restart there was 2 partition- microsoft windows XP home
microsoft windows XP professional
but i have entered in both of the partition and i have to struggle with same problem of AUTOCHK IS MISSING- AUTOCHK CAANOT BE FOUND.
3.See,is there any way of getting my data back see i just want my data which in stuck in the computer after which i can format the computer.
Please reply fast!!!
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The data saving should be the easy part. We will use a Linux Live cd to access the data without using Windows at all. The instructions are below.




Use Puppy Linux Live CD to Recover Your Data:

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***Required Hardware***
CD Burner (CDRW) Drive,
Blank CD,
Extra Storage Device (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive)

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1. Save these files to your Desktop/Burn Your Live CD:
  • Download Latest Puppy Linux ISO (i.e.: lupu-528.iso)
    Download BurnCDCC ISO Burning Software

    There are instructions on how to boot from flash drive with puppy here; http://www.pendrivel...e-from-windows/

  • Open BurnCDCC with Windows Explorer
  • Extract All files to a location you can remember
  • Double Click Posted Image BurnCDCC
  • Click Browse Posted Image and navigate to the Puppy Linux ISO file you just downloaded
  • Open/Double Click that file
    IMPORTANT: Adjust the speed bar to CD: 4x DVD: 1x
  • Click Start Posted Image
  • Your CD Burner Tray will open automatically
  • Insert a blank CD and close the tray
  • Click OK
Puppy Linux Live CD will now be created
2. Set your boot priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM first, Hard Drive Second
  • Start the computer/press the power button
  • Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
    (Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen)
  • Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options change boot priority to:
    CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd
  • Open your ROM drive and insert the disk
  • Press F10 to save and exit
  • Agree with "Y" to continue
  • Your computer will restart and boot from the Puppy Linux Live CD

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3. Recover Your Data
  • Once Puppy Linux has loaded, it is actually running in your computer's Memory (RAM). You will see a fully functioning Graphical User Interface similar to what you normally call "your computer". Internet access may or may not be available depending on your machine, so it is recommended you print these instructions before beginning. Also, double clicking is not needed in Puppy. To expand, or open folders/icons, just click once. Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to. This is normal. Ready? Let's get started.

    3a. Mount Drives
  • Click the Mount Icon located at the top left of your desktop. Posted Image
  • A Window will open. By default, the "drive" tab will be forward/highlighted. Click on Mount for your hard drive.
  • Assuming you only have one hard drive and/or partition, there may be only one selection to mount.
  • USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted.
  • If using an external hard drive for the data recovery, do this under the "drive" tab. Mount it now.
3b. Transfer Files.
  • At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon.
  • Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1
  • Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1
  • If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows)
  • From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window.
For The Novice: The common path to your pictures, music, video, and documents folders is: Documents and Settings >> All Users (or each idividual name of each user. CHECK All Names!) >> Documents >> You will now see My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos.

Remember to only click once! No double clicking! Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy. Choose COPY each time you drag and drop.

YOU ARE DONE!!! Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer. Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption. Congratulations!



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If you're doing this to recover from a virus or malware infection, (or even if you're not), DO NOT copy executable files (.exe, .scr. etc...) if any of these files are infected you could be copying the corruption over to any new device/computer. just copy documents, pictures, music, or videos.

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I would like to boot from pendrive.the link you have given for linux for pendrive in that we have to put lucid puppy in the pendrive but the file we have downloaded is image so is we have to put the image directly into pendrive or install the image into pendrive with the other software whose link has been given in the site too. After making the pendrive bootable is it work directly it will boot or there any exception for it.
and 1 thing i haven't understand the 3a. and 3b. point of yours will you elaborate it and what do you mean by this line"Click on Mount for your hard drive".
and as i am booting thru pendrive i haven't understand the point -"USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted" where will i found the usbdrv tab option.See,I have thinking of transferring the data in my other pendrive will the linux detect the other pen drive.
1 thing more in actual windows of mine the data was on desktop how will i get that?

Edited by vab's, 14 July 2012 - 04:05 AM.

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Pen drive should be no problem as long as your system is capable of booting to it.
By mounting you would have to mount the hard drive to access the data on it. Then you would need to be able to copy the data to the cdrom or another USB drive. It is important if you are going to copy the data to another USB drive that you have the drive connected also during the bootup of Puppy Linux or it will not recognize it.
Once you have the main drive mounted the desktop will be under the Documents and Settings>User>Your name>Desktop
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Really thanks!!! the instruction for data recovery works.Just want to thank you for the support & instruction you have given me all so long.Next time any computer related query i will surely ask from you only.....
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Thanks for the kind words as it is much appreciated. ;)
The next step is are you going to format the system and start over?
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Hey sorry to disturb you again but i was thinking is this software also work when windows is totally corrupted such as when kernel files are missing And for windows7 which software work for data recovery.....
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Puppy will allow you access to the data without the need of windows. Even if windows will not boot using puppy will work as long as the hard drive mechanically is working.
With Win7 you can try a startup repair or even running the SFC from the Win7 disk.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 17 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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No actually my previous problem was resolved but i am having a different problem related with linux and i even have posted my problem under the linux section but there was no reply from anybody......
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