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Windows 7: Disk needs to be checked for consistency


09 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
Disk needs to be checked for consistency

I am currently having an issue. When ever I start up my PC, the following message appears:


Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is ACER.

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
To skip disk checking, press any key within 1 second(s).



This message counts down to 1 second and freezes. I tried leaving it for 4 hours today as I went for school. Came home, and it was still on this screen. As I said, every time I start up my computer, this message appears and I am forced to force shut down the computer if I do not hit a key in time.

I am wondering if there is an alternative, recommended option to run this disk check to avoid skipping this message every startup.




Thanks in advance.
Sean

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09 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

If you can boot into Windows and have an Internet connection download startupcpl from MIke Lin's page and install it. This will give you a new icon in your control panel named 'Startup'. Run it and go to the RunOnce tab. You should see the link. Delete it and reboot.

The only other way to do this would be run\regedit and do a search for 'Runonce' and delete the entry from there.
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09 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Would this simply just be bypassing this disk check? As it says, it is strongly recommended I run it. Should I not be doing so?
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09 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Sean

I had the same problem on an acer notebook and discovered something was jumping in on boot and preventing the disk check from running as the disk was in use.

In Regedit navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
Go to Edit then new and add a new DWORD (32bit) VALUE and name it AutoChkTimeOut and leave the data column as 0.
Go to file then exit and reboot

This will stop the 10 second countdown on reboot and the disk check will start immediately.

Worked for me anyway

Danny


Edit I think it has to be with the capitals as follows AutoChkTimeOut






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09 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Thanks, I'll give it a try now and post my results.

EDIT: It worked. The disk check was performed successfully. Thank you very much.
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10 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean1082 View Post
Thanks, I'll give it a try now and post my results.

EDIT: It worked. The disk check was performed successfully. Thank you very much.

Glad you got it sorted

Danny
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06 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
It worked for me too

I began having the same issue this week too and so followed your tip... first reboot caused a full chkdsk to run and thereafter no problems!. Thank you very much

Dave
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06 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave33 View Post
I began having the same issue this week too and so followed your tip... first reboot caused a full chkdsk to run and thereafter no problems!. Thank you very much

Dave
Your welcome

Danny
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12 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was having the exact same problem where the timer would get stuck at 1. Yours was the first solution I found that seemed to make sense so I tried it and bypassing the timer worked perfectly. Thanks!
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18 Jun 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I'm having the same problem but I can't get into windows now.. please help ><
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