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Windows 7: chkdsk running on startup


03 Dec 2010   #1

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chkdsk running on startup

Hi There,

I have chkdsk running on startup approximately every 1 in 3 times I boot my computer. I did check for a "dirty bit" and it was clean. How can I figure out what's causing this?

Thanks,

Justin


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03 Dec 2010   #2

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Go to the website of your hard drive manufacturer to test the drive
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03 Dec 2010   #3

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I ran Western Digital's Data Lifeguard application and the boot drive passed with a flying green check mark. It's almost brand new.
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03 Dec 2010   #4

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Do you do a clean shutdown of your computer each time or do you just power off by holding in the Power button? That can cause chkdsk to run.

When you shutdown, are you ever prompted about some process not closing and to click a button to force it to close? This can also cause chkdsk to run.
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03 Dec 2010   #5

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Occasionally my rig freezes and task manager won't start to kill the process and I have to do a hard restart. But the chkdsk running occurs a lot more often than that. I have never had the second issue you mentioned. It always shuts down fine.
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03 Dec 2010   #6

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I found this post by a guy named Ztruker

Windows 7 and chkdsk on boot

When he was new to Windows 7. Perhaps helpful?

A Guy
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04 Dec 2010   #7

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Thanks for suggestions.. I did read that post when I was researching this problem on my own. I tried it, but the initial command prompt did NOT find the drive to be "dirty" as the poster suspected. I wonder if I could still use the chkntfs /x c:
command to prevent chkdsk from running for no reason since I'm pretty sure the drive is fine. Or if it is a corrupt install of windows maybe I need to just bite the bullet and reinstall, even though I just went through that a month ago when I replaced my last failed hard drive. Any thoughts?
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04 Dec 2010   #8

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Have you installed anything lately. Drivers, windows updates new software etc. I have occasionally had this problem and full chkdsk ran clean. I had to restore to a recovery point before the install to get rid of it.
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04 Dec 2010   #9

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I have installed several programs and drivers and all windows updates over the past month or so this has been occurring. The problem is I can't really pinpoint when this began, so I wouldn't know where to set the recovery point. Is there an event log that shows when chkdsk first ran?
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04 Dec 2010   #10

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