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Windows 7: Chkdsk running on every boot

11 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Chkdsk running on every boot

Hi

I've had this problem for the past week or so since trying to install a new SSD as my boot drive to my laptop. I have an Acer laptop and used the Acer backup utility that came with it to make a ghost image of my c drive, although first I had to shrink the partition in windows to allow it to fit on my new Crucial M4 128G SSD. I first backed up to an external drive and then using a bootable CD generated by the back up utility I installed my new drive.

Everything seemed to go according to plan and I stupidly set about making my HDD into storage space by formatting it, and using it in an optical hard drive caddy. I then ran into the problems as stated in the thread title and can't get chkdsk to stop running at boot, even though it finds nothing wrong with the disk.

I originally assumed my problem was the new hard drive and Crucial support suggested it was the method I used to clone my drive. As I'd formatted my original hard drive the only option I had was to use the Acer utility to get back to the configuration I had pre SSD. Only now this drive also has the problem.

I think this pretty much rules out the drives being bad from a hardware perspective? I'm also of the opinion it's the Acer backup utility that's corrupting my windows install. I'm far from being an IT expert that's just the way it seems.

Every possible solution I can find in google has been of no help so far.

One thing I can add is that after running chkdsk at boot, I can run chkntfs at 5 minute intervals after start up and all seems fine until after about 20 minutes when the drive is labelled dirty. This is on both the HDD and the SSD.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Chris

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11 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chris, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this below may be able to help by resetting chkdsk.

Check Disk - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Shawn, thanks. I had considered option 1 but was worried I might just be ignoring a genuine problem?

I'm currently cloning to the SSD (again) using the method recommended by Crucial, which is using this EZ Gig IV Cloning Software with Data Select for Windows

I don't have high hopes but I figured it's worth a go.
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11 Jun 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That would only reset it. If there's a problem with the HDD, then it would trigger it again.

I hope it works fine for you after re-cloning it.
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11 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks. I'll give it a go if my clone fails.
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12 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK so both of the above failed and I resorted to what I thought would have been a last resort fix of this problem and clean reinstalled windows from the acer recovery partition on my drive.

No change at all. I consistently get ntfs errors after 20 minutes, regardless of which drive or install I use. The event viewer has these errors...

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error DeviceIoControl(\\?\Volume{486acaf4-b482-11e1-a3ea-806e6f6e6963} - 0000000000000164,0x0053c008,00000000004CECE0,0,000000000033A300,4096,[0]). hr = 0x80070570, The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

followed by

The shadow copy of volume C: could not be created due to a failure in creating the necessary on disk structures.

then

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume Acer.

and later

Failed to create restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs; Description = Windows Update; Error = 0x80042306).

If I run check disk all seems well for 10 minutes after reboot and then fail. It's driving me nuts.

I can only assume it's the recovery partition that's corrupt but I haven't got a clue what to do.

The only windows 7 disk I have is a Dell OEM. No idea if this would work with an Acer product key?
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12 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Chris,

If you have not already, you should create a set of Acer factory recovery discs to have as a backup to be able to do a factory restore of Windows 7 with if you like. The link below is for Vista, but I believe it's the same method for Windows 7.
How to create ACER Vista Recovery disks
Next, it sounds like you HDD needs to have the clean command run on it, and then reinstall Windows 7. You can use the tutorial below for how to do a clean install on your computer.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Before doing anything, make sure that you have your product key number on the COA sticker on your computer available, backup anything that you do not want to lose to a separate HDD, and have your drivers' installation files downloaded from Acer for you specific computer model number and saved to a separate location in case you may need them after installing Windows 7.
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13 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn. Fixed now. Much appreciated.
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13 Jun 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that it's fixed now.
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