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Windows 7: CHKDSK comes erratically at start up

09 Nov 2010   #1
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 
CHKDSK comes erratically at start up

Hello
I shut down my computer every night.
When I start up in the morning, once or twice a week CHKDSK will pop up and do its thing. Not each morning, only now and then...
But I have no idea WHY. It's very annoying.
I did not schedule it to do this... And it's not each time...
I tried to read the log (with the tutorial) but when I right click "application", "find" is not active....
So CHKDSK has run dozen of times at start up on my machine and created no logs ?
I just don't know where to go from there..... I cannot very well reset it each day in case it decides to to its thing the next morning...
I went to the task scheduler but lost my way... Could not find CHKDSK at all in there...
Help please ??!!!


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09 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I would check the hard drive and make sure it is not ready to fail.
Test Hard Drive www.carrona.org/hddiag.html or this test http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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09 Nov 2010   #3
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Thanks rich46.
I tested both my hard drives and they passed with flying colors...
So the problem is elsewhere....
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09 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

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Try defrag
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09 Nov 2010   #5
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

hmmmm...
using DiskKeeper...
never have worries with fragmentation....
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09 Nov 2010   #6
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

When ck disc pops up, it is usually and indication of a problem. I would back up my stuff from the HD just in case.
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10 Nov 2010   #7
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

I'm using Genie Timeline so that's ok too.
But I remember a time, with Win2000Pro, when CHKDSK would pop up and request to run while I was working on the laptop !
It went on like that for a year or a year and a half. It was not often but it kept coming...
And it stopped. I did not do anything special, the bother just vanished....
I hope it will be the same here, but once a week is really annoying... so if there is something I can do... I would gladly try !
And how come I can't find a log ????
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10 Nov 2010   #8
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you see what drive that always checked at the startup?
For example if you had 3 drives (C, D and E) then every startup your drive D: always run chkdsk it mean the D: is need advance check.
So perform --> chkdsk /r /f [Drive:] --> chkdsk /r /f D:
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10 Nov 2010   #9
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Nooo because basically I start the machine, go and grab a cup of tea and come back when Windows ought to be all loaded in... and now and then I find CHKDSK doing its thing instead of a ready to use laptop...
And reading those fast coming lines makes no sense to me.
I figured that if there indeed was a problem I should get some sort of MESSAGE... instead of an ever repeat performance... no ?

But you're right wish. I'll run CHKDSK on both my drives to at least have a log...
See if this tells me something
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17 Nov 2010   #10
rpaskudniak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

richc46 suggested "Try Defrag"

I have tried it. On my system it won't defrag due to corruption that creeps in very quickly after I log in, as evidenced by the Event Viewer. Similarly, I cannot shrink the partition. IN both cases it tells me to run chkdsk to fix the corruption. I have run chkdsk C: /R /X /B and it never identifies any problem. But within 10 minutes of logging in, Event Viewer will show a few incidents of NTFS Error 55, task 2.

So far, in all the chkdsk postings I have seen, nobody has looked into the Event Viewer.

Please, everyone who has experienced this problem, look at the Event Viewer:

Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer

Within EV, under the shaded bar that reads "Reading Administrative Data", wait for it to fill with "Summary of Administrative Events". You will see several menus, with + as first character. Click the + on the line that reads Error. You will surely notice:
Event ID: 55 Ntfs
and how many time this has occurred in the past hour, 24 hours, and 7 days.

My drive is a Samsung SATA drive and my system is Dell running Win-7 Ho9me Premium 64-bit. I'd like to see if there is a pattern here. I am obviously not alone in this.

There is some techno-bufoonery occurring here and this gives us the chance to force our vendors to come clean!


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