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Old 30-11-2009
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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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Old 30-11-2009
John John - MVP
 
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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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Old 30-11-2009
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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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Old 30-11-2009
John John - MVP
 
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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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Old 30-11-2009
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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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Old 30-11-2009
John John - MVP
 
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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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Old 01-12-2009
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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)
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Old 01-12-2009
Roy Smith
 
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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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