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Windows 7: windows 7 always running CHKDSK on a particular partition.

10 Sep 2013   #1
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
windows 7 always running CHKDSK on a particular partition.

Every time i improperly turn off my computer while logged on to my windows 8 partition, chkdsk would run when i log on to windows 7.

Is there a way to disable this?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section


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10 Sep 2013   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

No, its by design (W8)
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11 Sep 2013   #3
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

so i can't disable this, even on windows 8? Also, i notice that windows 8 never actually ask me to do a chkdsk when i log on to it.
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11 Sep 2013   #4
Gamaken

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you can disable it with a registry edit in Windows 7, but I wouldn't because you did shutdown improperly. You could have corrupted some files without knowing it.
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11 Sep 2013   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If I remember rightly the OS sets a "dirty bit" in the partition. There's no API to clear it. Only a successful completion of chkdsk clears it. In cases where you can never get chkdsk to complete due to some weird error, the alternative is to boot Linux and physically clear the bit. There's probably some Linux utility for it. Maybe on one of those "emergency boot" CDs.
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13 Sep 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

Run a full Disk Check

If in doubt test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.
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13 Sep 2013   #7
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
Every time i improperly turn off my computer while logged on to my windows 8 partition, chkdsk would run when i log on to windows 7.

Is there a way to disable this?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section
No disrespect intended. But does this problem still occur if you properly turn off your computer while logged in to Windows 8?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
If I remember rightly the OS sets a "dirty bit" in the partition. There's no API to clear it. Only a successful completion of chkdsk clears it. In cases where you can never get chkdsk to complete due to some weird error, the alternative is to boot Linux and physically clear the bit. There's probably some Linux utility for it. Maybe on one of those "emergency boot" CDs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Run a full Disk Check

If in doubt test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.
@ Miles and Greg: I found this article a while back and bookmarked it. Do you think the third option might help the OP if this is a dirty bit problem?

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So there seems to be 2 solutions to clear the dirty bit which is to trust the Microsoft disk checking utility by completing a check disk OR you can move the data away from the volume, format the drive and then move it back. Going with the first option would risk losing some of your files when the scan disk decides to turn them into CHK files. The second option is safer but takes a lot of time if you have a lot of files to move.

Here is a third method, and we’ve spent several hours locating the dirty bit on NTFS and FAT16/32 file systems so that we can manually reset or clear the dirty bit with a hex editor that supports disk editing. As we said earlier, the dirty bit is simply 1 hex value on the disc volume that needs to be reset and is easy to change again in future once you know how.

We’ve tried a total of 13 different hex editors which are wxHexEditor, HxD, 010 Editor, CI Hex Viewer, iBored, HexEdit Pro, Hackman Suite, DMDE, Hexprobe, FlexHEX, ADRC Hard Disk Hex Editor, WinHex and Hex Workshop. Only DMDE, WinHex and Hex Workshop were the editors able to write the data back to the disc but the last two are shareware tools. HxD is certainly one of the easiest tools to use and can make the needed changes but is a bit slower because it needs to manually search the drive for some values.

On Page 2 we’ll show how to clear the dirty bit for NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and locked volumes.
Source
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13 Sep 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

Interesting, Lee.

I think the first thing to try whenever hounded about Disk Check is to proactively run a full Disk check from Windows or the Command Line, both of which are detailed in Disk Check.

If it completes Disk Check which is run pro-actively (not from the nag message) that normally resets it. If not I'd want to confirm the drive with HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

If the HD is confirmed good then trying to clear the dirty bit sounds like a good approach. No reason it couldn't even be done first if preferred.
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13 Sep 2013   #9
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Thanks, Greg. Always appreciate your advice and expertise.
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13 Sep 2013   #10
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
Every time i improperly turn off my computer while logged on to my windows 8 partition, chkdsk would run when i log on to windows 7.

Is there a way to disable this?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section
No disrespect intended. But does this problem still occur if you properly turn off your computer while logged in to Windows 8?
no it does not occur. But i fixed the problem and it was indeed caused by window 8, not by windows 7.

If anybody is interested, this as how i fixed it : http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...-shutdown.html

this issue was caused by another issue I had b4.
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