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    =?Utf-8?B?QmVlcmRhd2c=?= Guest

    chkdsk starts every time I restart the computer

    Every time I restart my notebook the chsdsk starts. I have not scheduled it
    so I am not sure how to stop it from running. I tried also to run disc
    defrag. but it would not because chkdsk is schedule to run. Any help would be
    appreciated.

  2. #2
    David H. Lipman Guest
    Go to the hard disk manufacturer's web site and download their diagnostic software
    respective to your hard disk. After the test, you will know if the hard disk is bad or
    not..

    Quantum/Maxtor - PowerMax
    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm

    Western Digital - Data LifeGuard Tools (DLGDiag)
    http://support.wdc.com/download/

    Hitachi/IBM - Drive Fitness Test (DFT)
    http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

    Seagate - SeaTools
    http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/

    Fujitsu - Diagnostic Tool
    http://www.fcpa.com/download/hard-drives/

    Samsung - Disk manager
    http://www.samsung.com/Products/Hard...ies/shdiag.htm

  3. #3
    saarajahan Guest
    the same problem occurs with me also
    i have checked my disk many times and it has no errors.
    this disc is working perfectly fine
    also the chkdsk runs only for a specfic partition of the disc not for entire
    disc
    i havent scheduled it then why it cheks my disc everytime i start windows??

    I ran both and it came back as dirty. What now? Thanks for the help so far.....

  4. #4
    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Re: chkdsk starts every time I restart the computer

    Check Disk runs on every boot.

    Open a command prompt...
    Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
    Type or paste the following line:

    chkntfs /d

    Hit the Enter key.

    Chkntfs displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.

    The /d switch restores the machine to the default behavior; all drives are
    checked at boot time and chkdsk is run on those that are dirty.

    Autochk.exe is a version of Chkdsk that runs only before Windows XP
    starts. Autochk runs in the following situations:

    Autochk runs if you try to run Chkdsk on the boot volume.
    Autochk runs if Chkdsk cannot gain exclusive use of the volume.
    Autochk runs if the volume is flagged as dirty.

    This can happen if the drive's dirty bit is set.
    When a drive's dirty bit is set, autochk automatically
    checks the volume for errors the next time the computer is restarted.

    This will report whether the dirty bit is set.

    Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
    Type or paste the following line:

    fsutil dirty query C:

    Hit the Enter key.

    Volume C: is not dirty
    Volume C: is dirty

    [[If a volume's dirty bit is set, this indicates that the file system may be
    in an inconsistent state. The dirty bit can be set because the volume is
    online and has outstanding changes, because changes were made to the volume
    and the computer shutdown before the changes were committed to disk, or
    because corruption was detected on the volume. If the dirty bit is set when
    the computer restarts, chkdsk runs to verify the consistency of the volume.

    Every time Windows XP starts, Autochk.exe is called by the Kernel to scan
    all volumes to check if the volume dirty bit is set. If the dirty bit is
    set, autochk performs an immediate chkdsk /f on that volume. Chkdsk /f
    verifies file system integrity and attempts to fix any problems with the
    volume.]]
    -----

    This will also report whether the dirty bit is set.

    Start | Run | Type: cmd | Click OK |
    Type or paste the following line:

    chkntfs c:

    Hit the Enter key.

    C: is not dirty.
    -----

    If this is not the problem.....

    Go here:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Read the instructions at the top of the page.
    Scroll down to:
    82. Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot
    Click on Disable.

  5. #5
    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Re: chkdsk starts every time I restart the computer

    Have you looked at the chkdsk log in the Event Viewer?

    The only way to clear the dirty bit is to run chkdsk to try to clear it.

    First, run the chkntfs /d command and reboot.

    Then run chkdsk (Error Checking).

    1. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, right-click the drive you want to
    check and then click Properties.
    2. On the Tools tab, click Check Now.
    3. Check both boxes:

    o Automatically fix file system errors
    o Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors

    A message will popup.

    [[The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs
    exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be
    accessed only by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule this disk check
    to occur the next time you restart the computer?]]

    Click YES.

    Then reboot. Yes, again.

    For a look at the chkdsk log.

    Open the Event Viewer...
    Start | Run | Type: eventvwr | Click OK |
    Look in Application | Listed as Information |
    Event ID: 1001
    Source: Winlogon
    [[Description: This includes file system type; drive letter or GUID, and
    volume name or serial number to help determine what volume Chkdsk ran
    against. Also included is whether Chkdsk ran because a user scheduled it or
    because the dirty bit was set.]]

    [[When Autochk runs against a volume at boot time it records its output to a
    file called Bootex.log in the root of the volume being checked. The Winlogon
    service then moves the contents of each Bootex.log file to the Application
    Event log.]]

    [[This file states whether Chkdsk encountered any errors and, if so,
    whether they were fixed.]]

    If this is not the problem.....

    Go here:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Read the instructions at the top of the page.
    Scroll down to:
    82. Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot
    Click on Disable.

  6. #6
    Beerdawg Guest
    I did just as you said.It finished and said it was clean. But after I did the
    chkntfs /d last night it said clean.Then this afternoon it ran chkdsk when I
    turned on the notebook. Any ideas?

    In the event viewer I see an error i true vector event id 5007. A corrupt
    file was found and a temp was copied. The corrupt was deleted .Could this be
    the problem?

  7. #7
    Wesley Vogel Guest
    Go here:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Read the instructions at the top of the page.
    Scroll down to:
    82. Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot
    Click on Disable.

    I doubt it. ZoneAlarm was just cleaning house.

    One of the files in C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs was messed up.

    The TrueVector service is vsmon.exe, part of ZoneAlarm.

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    Re: chkdsk starts every time I restart the computer

    It can occur mostly because of some recently installed software, try uninstalling it.

    In my case, the cause was Yahoo Messenger 9 upgrade that i recently did.
    I uninstalled it and no more check disk on reboot.

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