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Windows 7: SFC /scannow can't repair autochk.exe

28 Mar 2013   #1
Calleja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SFC /scannow can't repair autochk.exe

I just found out I can't schedule a chkdsk scan, even after scheduling it the scan will not run when the computer reboots. I used the sfc scannow option and the results said something like "windows resource protection found integrity violations" with autochk.exe

I attach my sfcdetails.txt file

edit: I should mention I also tried the microsoft hotfix found here: The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer but the .msu I get tells me "the update is not applicable to my computer", even though it should be compatible with my Windows 7 x64.




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28 Mar 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would try this: Repair Install
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28 Mar 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have been doing some research on this subject for about 1/2 hour and the only thing I have found that works most of the time is just like whs has posted. Repair Install
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28 Mar 2013   #4
Calleja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was afraid that might be the only option, I don't really have the time for that until next week and I'm worried about the integrity of my Hard Drive.

Is there any chkdsk alternative that can scan my disk for errors without depending on autochk.exe?
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28 Mar 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can either burn a disc from your recovery partition or get the .iso from here and burn it to DVD. And for the repiar/install you don't need the product key.
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28 Mar 2013   #6
Calleja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can either burn a disc from your recovery partition or get the .iso from here and burn it to DVD. And for the repiar/install you don't need the product key.

Oh, sorry, you must have seen my post before I edited it (I saw the tutorial actually includes the info for that). My problem is I can't really do that until I can sit down for the download and actual install process until next week when I'm back at home, but I'm still worried about my hard drive right now. I'd love to be able to scan it without autochk.exe, but I'm not sure if that's possible.
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28 Mar 2013   #7
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Calleja

Try this command inside command prompt

Code:
sfc /scanfile=autochk.exe
If that doesn't help try this

Replace autochk.exe from command prompt, using the Windows DVD:
Create a folder called "test" on the root directory of the C drive.
Obtain an uncorrupted copy of autochk (and any other corrupted files) and put them into the "test" folder. Then boot from your Windows DVD, and select repair your computer, and open a command prompt:

Code:
Copy C:\test\autochk.exe C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe /y
+ any other files that need replacing, such as

Code:
Copy C:\test\autochk.exe.mui C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe.mui /y
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28 Mar 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With the bootable CD of Partition Wizard you can make a surface test. Download the .iso from the last box in the link and burn it to CD. Then boot the PC with that CD.

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online
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28 Mar 2013   #9
Calleja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Calleja

Try this command inside command prompt

Code:
sfc /scanfile=autochk.exe
That got me "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation"

but if I include the whole address "C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe" I do get:

"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" details at the log and what not, should be the same log I posted on the OP, right?
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28 Mar 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try to replace the file from a Windows 7 installation disc . Boot off it click on Repair your computer and choose Command Prompt and try those codes to copy the file
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