Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: chkdsk on next start up

19 Sep 2014   #1
DRZ12

windows7 home 64 bit
 
 
chkdsk on next start up

I have tried twice in the last month to schedule a chkdsk on restart only to see a dark screen with colored dashes at the very top of screen, why? also I cant do anything on the laptop unless I shut it down for 2 or 3 days to get it running again.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Sep 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Did you restart or shutdown then start? I'm thinking the hybrid booting on the Laptop may be interfering. Try either using Restart or if you want to wait until the next time you use the machine hold down the shift key when you click shutdown.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2014   #3
DRZ12

windows7 home 64 bit
 
 

Hi, Thanks for your reply, is it really necessary to run the chkdsk regularly ? if not I just won't run it anymore or will the computer run faster after running it?, it is a little slow now but I don't want to mess it up again. Dave
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Sep 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

To see if there are any issues you can run it from Explorer. Right click a drive, click Properties, then Tools Click Error Checking, then click Check Now. Make sure both check boxes are not checked. This will run in read only mode. If there are no problems it will say so. If it finds something wrong it will tell you that the option to fix problems wasn't checked and would you like to run it on next boot etc..

If it comes up clean no need to run it at boot.

Edit: As far as the system being slow it could be the drive if it has to retry to get data. But more likely it haasn't been defragged in a while(unless you have defrag in task scheduler.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2014   #5
DRZ12

windows7 home 64 bit
 
 

Hi, Thanks, just did what you said and it found no issues so that's good and I do defrag at least once a week so I guess things are ok, thanks for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You're most welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2014   #7
kmetek

WIN 7 ULT 64
 
 

which tools do you use to defrag? thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2014   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kmetek View Post
which tools do you use to defrag? thanks.
I use tools that use the WinAPI functions as they are well known to be safe. Other than that it depends how you have your system set up. There are many defrag strategies.

First thing to note is if you use anything other than the defrag.exe that comes with Windows, make sure to turn off the defrag in Task Scheduler. Otherwise what can happen is you can have a 3rd party defrag running, like MyDefrag and the system defrag can start up right in the middle of it. In my case it caused MyDefrag to crash. At least it didn't scramble the disk.

If you search Defrag on 7 Forums you'll see plenty of discussions which product,method and the reasons why, favored by each person. No sense getting that started at the end of this thread as it will often go on for several pages that have all been posted in the past.

But to answer your question right now I use Auslogics defrag free most of the time. Now and then I may use the defrag.exe that comes with Windows 8 (which is what is on my Laptop.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 chkdsk on next start up




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to get a log from chkdsk after running chkdsk from the RE?
Hi there, Is there any way to get a chkdsk log from an unbootable computer after you run chkdsk from the Recovery Environment (RE) so it can be posted on a forum? Thank you, Donna :)
Hardware & Devices
Tools Chkdsk with no /f /r says errors, bootup chkdsk says none
AHCI disk. Running chkdsk from Properties Tools with no autofix says there are errors. Dismount the drive and reboot. Chkdsk reports no errors found. Properties Tools Chkdsk still syas there are errors. Auslogics Defrag also says there are errors.
Hardware & Devices
Asus G74Sx - Originally BSOD/start up cycle and now CHKDSK/corruption
Hello everyone, My G74Sx recently went through a BSOD/crash loop and although I never determined the underlying cause I did get it working (temporarily) again. I thought it could be my HDD or RAM going bad, but I'm not sure. I may have made things worse. Hope someone here can help me figure...
BSOD Help and Support
chkdsk in start-up repair versus in Windows Command Prompt
I recently had a laptop crash (Windows 7 Home Premium x64) during a windows update, had to go through lengthy process which ultimately resulted in need to do system recovery from protected partition on an Acer laptop. One of the interim steps i had tried was to run chkdsk from a command prompt...
Performance & Maintenance
CHKDSK comes erratically at start up
Hello I shut down my computer every night. When I start up in the morning, once or twice a week CHKDSK will pop up and do its thing. Not each morning, only now and then... But I have no idea WHY. It's very annoying. I did not schedule it to do this... And it's not each time... I tried to read...
Performance & Maintenance
Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly Windows 7-based computer
Hello, I currently have the problem on my system (Windows 7 x64) "The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer", I try to download the hotfix you show but unable to download it. I also try your fix and in the registry I already had what you say I should have....
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App