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FAT32 - keeps runnning on startup


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hi there, hopefully i have posted this in the correct board...
whenever i turn on my laptop, i get a FAT32 page come up saying that it scans my c drive blah blah blah...
the first time it came up i let it scan the whole thing and boy was it slow (must have taken about an hour)
said it found a load of clusters.
anyway it finally finished so i carried on as normal...
next time i come to turn it on, it runs FAT32 again, and i have no idea why because it already ran it last boot.
im not prepared to wait for 1 hour everytime my lappy starts up, so can someone please tell me why this is happening and how to safely stop it running it everytime i turn on my pooter?

thanks a lot

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how do you usually turn off the computer?
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start>turn of computer>turn off
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well i am assuming that this "FAT32 page is an instance of checkdisk....and that when you said it "found alot of clusters" i assume you mean that it found alot of damaged clusters?
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what is instance of checkdisk mean?

yes it found damaged clusters correct.

any idea how to stop it?

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well...checkdisk is a program that checks the physical integerity of your disk drive....if it is finding ALOT of corrupted clusters and doesn't fix them then your HD is probably going bad....does it make any weird noises when the drive spins up? any clicking? banging? high pitched whirring?
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nope i haven't noticed that. what do you think is making it do the scan everytime though?
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well...if it's scanning every time...and finding alot of bad clusters every time...then it's probably the fact that your drive is going bad
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is there any way to fix this?
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usually getting another drive is the easiest.....if the disk is physically damaged then there is nothing you can do to save that disk
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would this problem be under the laptop warrantee do you think?
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yeah...it should
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oki thanks a lot.

just to clarify then, is it automatic for windows to run this if there are problems on my c drive? like is there a way to turn it off manally?
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oki the problem seems to have gone now...i had to sit through a whole startup again of running the fat32 check and when it found no clusters it stopped doing it!

simple answer in the end!

thanks for your help

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