Chkdsk runs everytime computer is boot up

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  1. pvanc

    pvanc Honorable Member

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    Hello,
    My daughter's PC, Windows 7 32 bit, all of a sudden started running chkdsk everytime it is booted up. How do we stop this behavior? Her antivirus is up to date and very efficient so we don't know what the computer is checking for.

    Please advise as it is driving her crazy.

    Thanks,
    pvanc
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    It is possible that the following registry key / value has been set to something other than its' normal default value
    Check here
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControSet\Control\Session Manager
    In the right pane the value of BootExecute should read autocheck autochk *
    If it is something other than that double click it and edit it appropriately. See attachment.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I suppose what you need to determine is if the chkdsk is running because of a false flag set in the registry or because problems are being found on the hard drive.

    The following link may provide some information, and there is also a fsutil command that can change the dirty bit if necessary. Perhaps this is taken care of in the registry reference Trouble gave you.

    CHKNTFS.EXE: What You Can Use It For

    Fsutil dirty
     
  4. Veegertx

    Veegertx Honorable Member

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    Thats HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager missed an l on control :)
     
  5. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Try this tutorial..... How to reset diskcheck not to run at startup

    Check Disk - Reset - Windows 7 Forums



     

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