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Thread: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

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    Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    Hey yesterday I installed Linux Ubuntu, on my computer.
    It works fine.
    When I try to change back the os to windows xp pro it says that autochk is not found - skipping autocheck and it keeps on restarting.
    Anyone knows how to fix this problem?
    Try to explain how I can fix this. :)

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    John John - MVP Guest

    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    Make sure that the Windows partition is not hidden. You might have
    inadvertently hidden this partition when you did disk work and installed
    Linux.

    John

    Simooon19 wrote:
    > Hey yesterday I installed Linux Ubuntu, on my computer.
    > It works fine.
    > When I try to change back the os to windows xp pro it says that autochk
    > is not found - skipping autocheck and it keeps on restarting.
    > Anyone knows how to fix this problem?
    > Try to explain how I can fix this. :)
    >
    >


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    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    How can I check that?
    When I look at the Windows Xp repair I can't see the system files that I have on C:.
    It looks kinda weird How can I fix this?

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    John John - MVP Guest

    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    How did you install Linux, meaning did you install it on a separate
    disk? Or on another partition on the same disk where Windows XP is
    installed? Did you use a Linux utility to prepare your disk? Many
    folks use GParted when they prepare their Linux disk or partition, you
    can use it to verify if the Windows partition is hidden and unhide it if
    necessary.

    John

    Simooon19 wrote:
    > How can I check that?
    > When I look at the Windows Xp repair I can't see the system files that
    > I have on C:.
    > It looks kinda weird How can I fix this?
    >
    >


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    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    Yea, I downloaded the file and installed it on a CD, I installed it on the same disk.
    I didn't use Linux utility to prepare my system.

    Simon

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    John John - MVP Guest

    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    So you already had a free partition on which to install Linux?

    Use Gparted in your Linux installation or download BootItNG and boot the
    computer with it and see if the Windows partition is hidden. There is
    no need to install BootItNG, hit cancel at the installation screen and
    you will be taken to the Maintenance mode where you will be able to
    verify and change the partition's hidden status if necessary.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/boo...generation.htm

    John

    Simooon19 wrote:
    > Yea, I downloaded the file and installed it on a CD, I installed it on
    > the same disk.
    > I didn't use Linux utility to prepare my system.
    >
    > Simon
    >
    >


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    philo Guest

    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    Simooon19 wrote:
    > Yea, I downloaded the file and installed it on a CD, I installed it on
    > the same disk.
    > I didn't use Linux utility to prepare my system.
    >
    > Simon
    >
    >



    If you did not repartition your drive first
    then the problem is you have *NO* Windows installation left


    (amazing)

  8. #8
    Roy Smith Guest

    Re: Autochk not found - skipping autocheck Help!

    On 11/30/2009 10:39 AM, Simooon19 wrote:
    > Yea, I downloaded the file and installed it on a CD, I installed it on
    > the same disk.
    > I didn't use Linux utility to prepare my system.


    Ok when you installed Linux on your PC, during the installation process
    you are asked how you want it to be installed on your hard drive.
    Usually the installer uses GParted to scan your drive and the the
    installer asks if you'd like to use the entire drive, set them up side
    by side in a dual boot or to manually set up your drive. If you chose
    the dual boot, then your Windows partition was resized to allow room on
    the drive for the Linux install, and either the Lilo or Grub bootloader
    was written to the MBR. Once this has been done, then whenever you boot
    your PC you would see a screen asking which OS you want to boot.

    So which install option did you choose?

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows XP Pro SP3


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