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Windows 7: Disk Check on every startup that fails.

17 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Disk Check on every startup that fails.

Hi,

Whenever I start up my laptop, It tries to do a disk check and everytime it fails, saying I need to use system restore to get rid of a recent software package installation....

Well, I tried using system restore but it says there's a file system corruption on Windows C: and I need to check it for errors before I can restore....

Anyone know how I can fix this?

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17 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Open an elevated command prompt.

Elevated Command Prompt

At the prompt type

chkntfs /x c: (where c: is the relevant drive letter), hit Enter. (this tells windows to stop running chkdsk at boot).

Now boot into windows and again in elevated command prompt, the following then hit Enter.

chkdsk /f /r c:

Let chkdsk run, it may take a while.

Hopefully this should fix hard disk errors. Also download the hard disk diagnostic for your brand from this site and run it.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

If the hard disk passes the tests, you can try reenabling chkdsk at boot.
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17 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I did that but it comes up with this....

Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
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17 Mar 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Choose Y, and then reboot the PC.

Regards,
Golden
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17 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Just did that and it's still doing the same thing....What does it mean though?
Is my Hard drive failing or something?
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17 Mar 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you run the HDD diagnostics test as recommened by Bill?

Regards,
Golden
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17 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I'm such a noob, but how exactly do I find out what make my HDD is?
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17 Mar 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hey,

No worries. Install and run CrystalDiskInfo. Post a maximised screen capture of the result here.

Regards,
Golden
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17 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

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17 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thats a Western Digital drive, download the diagnostic here.

http://carrona.org/hddiag.html

Unzip if required, byrn iso to cd, boot from cd and run the diagnostic.

Though I do notice that the reallocated sector count (bad sectors) in that crystaldiskinfo report is above the threshold. Do yourself a favour, backup any critical data sitting on that disk.
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