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Windows 7: CHKDSK freezes at startup


03 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
CHKDSK freezes at startup

I have CHKDSK running at startup and when the "press any key to skip in..." prompt appears the system freezes completely when the counter reaches 1. If I press any key the system freezes instantly. I did a chkdsk /r in repair console and it did not found any problems, but the startup chkdsk prompt won't go away.

Is it possible to disable the chkdsk autostart with repair console or startup repair?

System is running 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and hard drive in question is 5x 500 GB RAID5 array.

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03 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Run chkdsk /f from elevated command prompt within Windows.

That should reset the flag so this won't happen any longer. As long as HDDs are normal, will work. RAID5 array not so sure. You may have something funky going on.
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Run chkdsk /f from elevated command prompt within Windows.
The system freezes always at startup so it is impossible to get the windows on. Repair console is the only way to get a command prompt.
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03 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Can you boot to safe mode?
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03 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Can you boot to safe mode?
No. Any attempt to boot from the hard drive results in same chkdsk prompt freeze.
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03 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Find a way to boot from a live cd like some kind of Linux variant that has ability to edit Windows' registry. Or any utility that can edit the registry while Windows is offline.

Then edit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

REG_MULTI_SZ value named: BootExecute.

Edit it to be exactly as shown, no differences or additional entries -

Code:
autocheck autochk *
OODBS
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04 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

What if you just let chkdsk run and let it do it's thing, instead of trying to cancel out?
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04 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
What if you just let chkdsk run and let it do it's thing, instead of trying to cancel out?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ATMyller
system freezes completely when the counter reaches 1.
Anyways I managed to get the prompt off by falling back to last working point using install disk's system recovery.
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04 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
system freezes completely when the counter reaches 1.
Are you sure? Chkdsk can take MANY MANY hours to complete, often appearing to be doing nothing. On a large drive, 24 hours or more! is possible. Next time, start it up and go to bed.
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17 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I'm experiencing the exact same problem, I've just reformatted and absolutely nothing has changed except the startup GUI has come back and now it displays the counter until it freezes at 1 seconds...
Before I had the GUI disabled and it would just display some lovely pixelation at the top of my screen.

The drive is NOT dirty, I am positive of this.

It would be sweet if ANYONE could help out with this problem, it's very annoying.
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