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Windows 7: Disk Check Won't Run

15 Oct 2013   #11
IHeartRocks

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The registry value for BootExecute reads:

Quote:
autocheck autochk /r \??\C: autocheck autochk *



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15 Oct 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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Post screenshot of disk management as well please.
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15 Oct 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IHeartRocks View Post
The registry value for BootExecute reads:

Quote:
autocheck autochk /r \??\C: autocheck autochk *
Replace with this. Schedule a chkdsk again and post results. Type=reg_multi_sz?


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15 Oct 2013   #14
IHeartRocks

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The screenshots are attached. I believe that I've already tried changing the BootExecute registry value, but I will try again to be sure and let you know the result.


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15 Oct 2013   #15
Kaktussoft

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15 Oct 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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You simply want to check C drive, Or is a workaround okay?
Boot to "advanced boot options" then "repair your computer"->command prompt:

Code:
dir  c:
dir  d:
I think the win7 volume (labeled OS) has drive letter D (?)
Be sure the prompt is not D now.

Code:
chkdsk/f  D:
works?
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15 Oct 2013   #17
IHeartRocks

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Changing the BootExecute registry value did not work. I've also tried almost everything in the link that you suggested a few times now (I ran across that link in my own research earlier, and tried them a second time just now in order to be sure), but they also haven't worked. The only remedy that I haven't tried is step 4, which if I'm not mistaken doesn't apply since I'm using Windows 7.

As for opening a command prompt from Advanced Boot Options --> Repair, I'm a little confused about what to do once I get to the command prompt. What directory do I need to be in before I type "chkdsk/f D:"? And this will also check C?

Thanks for the time that you're taking to help me out with this. I greatly appreciate it.
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15 Oct 2013   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IHeartRocks View Post
Changing the BootExecute registry value did not work. I've also tried almost everything in the link that you suggested a few times now (I ran across that link in my own research earlier, and tried them a second time just now in order to be sure), but they also haven't worked. The only remedy that I haven't tried is step 4, which if I'm not mistaken doesn't apply since I'm using Windows 7.

As for opening a command prompt from Advanced Boot Options --> Repair, I'm a little confused about what to do once I get to the command prompt. What directory do I need to be in before I type "chkdsk/f D:"? And this will also check C?

Thanks for the time that you're taking to help me out with this. I greatly appreciate it.
Step 4 is about replacing autochk.exe. You have the correct version (same as mine).

Drive Letters are different in "recovery environmene". Since partition RECOVERY is ACTIVE and SYSTEM it has the bootmanager and bootmenu. I think it is called C is recovery managent. I think D is win7. You can easily check yourself

DIR C:
DIR D:

Now you know the drive leter you want to check. But don't have anything opened on that drive letter (normally nothing is open). Simply don't do a CD (change directory) to D:\ or D:\windows. Don't even type D:\. Otherwise chkdsk D: will fail

Code:
chkdsk/f  D:
works?
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15 Oct 2013   #19
Kaktussoft

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To repair the problem permanently:
  1. uninstall SP1: How to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  2. check for updates. Service Pack 1 will be in the list. Install it (it has a fresh autochk.exe in it)
  3. Install other updates as well. But this can be done later!
Above procedure will only work if you installed SP1 on the machine. So not if you installed WIN7 with SP1 already included.


When SP1 has been reinstalled:
  • sfc/scannow : no more errors?
  • chkdsk works?
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15 Oct 2013   #20
IHeartRocks

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Uninstalling the Service Pack will not have any effect on documents and installed software, correct?
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