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Windows 7: chkdsk quit running in Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

27 Mar 2012   #1
billgrego

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
chkdsk quit running in Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I am running a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit computer. I used to be able to run chkdsk with no problem. For some reason when I now run chkdsk, I get the countdown from 9 to 0 and the system then boots Windows 7 Home Premium. It will not run chkdsk. Any help will be appreciated.


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27 Mar 2012   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Which partition are you trying to run chkdsk on? Is it the windows partition? Are you able to 'chkdsk' on other disks/partition?
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28 Mar 2012   #3
billgrego

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am using the Windows partition and it is my only partition.
Chkdsk works OK for my backup drive D: from the command prompt. I can't do the same with the C: drive because it is in use. I set chkdsk to run at my next startup. I start my computer and it states that a chkdsk is scheduled and it start counting down in seconds so that it can be stopped from running if desired. I get the countdown and when it get to 1, I get an error message, chkdsk does not run and my Windows system boots up. The error message is so fast I can't get a chance to read it. The computer is working fine with only this indicated problem. Chkdsk was working great and I believe it quit working after a Windows update. Thanks for the help this far.
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29 Mar 2012   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Hi,
Follow the steps in the first reply here to cancel any scheduled chkdsk checks- How to disable the CHKDSK - Check Disk, on start up for Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers
and then run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt ( run as administrator) and post the output after its completion.
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01 Apr 2012   #5
billgrego

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ezio, I followed your directions and sfc/scannow did not find any problems.
I kept trying to run chkdsk and I finally got an error message. It states a program I installed caused chkdsk not to run. A solution was stated to run System Restore from the latest restore point and keep restoring to earlier restore points until chkdsk runs. To date I have gone back 5 restore dates and have not found the offending program.
I am going through all programs I may have installed that is causing me this problem.
If and or when I find a solution I will post the results here.
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05 Apr 2012   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote:
I kept trying to run chkdsk and I finally got an error message. It states a program I installed caused chkdsk not to run. A solution was stated to run System Restore from the latest restore point and keep restoring to earlier restore points until chkdsk runs. To date I have gone back 5 restore dates and have not found the offending program.
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This may help finding the conflicting application. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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06 Apr 2012   #7
billgrego

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Ezio. I did a "clean startup" before I posted my message on this forum. It did not show any problems which tells me that the error I got when running "chkdsk" is not the problem. The error message was in "error" I have to say.
Lately I was informed that a file named "autochk.exe could be corrupted. This file is located in the "Windows system 32" directory. autochk.exe is where chkdsk starts running at computer startup. I obtained the file from a working chkdsk computer from my son. I renamed the original file old_autochk.exe and placed the one my son sent to me in its place.
It did not work even though the file he sent me was identical in size. As a result I am still working on a solution.
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06 Apr 2012   #8
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Please post the output of this- SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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30 Apr 2012   #9
billgrego

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I finally found a solution to enable me to run “chkdsk” once again. Having a problem with my “Norton” virus protection resulted me finding a cure to my “chkdsk” problem. My Norton virus protection began to give me problems and would stop scanning my files. Somehow by accident, I downloaded “Microsoft Security Essentials” and it installed on my computer. I never ran the the program and never realized it was interfering with “Norton.” I know that two security programs don't get along and should not reside on the same computer.
I deleted “Microsoft Security Essentials” and this cured the problem with Norton and also cured the “chkdsk” problem. The “chkdsk” problem is now completely gone. Finally “chkdsk” runs to perfection.
I want to thank all who gave me advice to help cure a problem.
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