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Windows 7: Why did chkdsk run?


14 Jan 2010   #1

XP and Windows 7 dual boot
 
 
Why did chkdsk run?

1 Minute Ago I installed Windows 7. I went to windows update and installed all the important updates and one optional update related to the intel chipset in my computer. I rebooted after the updates were installed, successfully according to Windows. What happens when I reboot? Chkdsk runs. Why? The only other things I had installed were Microsoft Secrity Essentials and Malwarebyte's Anti Malware. Something is not right.

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14 Jan 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Why?? who knows, but it should only run once, and then you should be ok....
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14 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Its really anything to be worried about, I've had chkdsk run on me when I never told it to (mainly if I install something like Linux with a Wubi like application).
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14 Jan 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I agree with the two prior posters. You may just want to go to task scheduler and see if there is any schedule for chkdsk. There are none on my scheduler.
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14 Jan 2010   #5

XP and Windows 7 dual boot
 
 

I hope you are right. This is the third time I have tried installing Windows 7. the last time I was constantly getting messages about corrupt files and to run chkdsk /r. I would do this but the problems kept happening. It would even wipe out my settings in my email program. So I decided to do another install and when chkdsk ran when the only thing I had done was update Windows it made me nervous.
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14 Jan 2010   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephen47 View Post
I hope you are right. This is the third time I have tried installing Windows 7. the last time I was constantly getting messages about corrupt files and to run chkdsk /r. I would do this but the problems kept happening. It would even wipe out my settings in my email program. So I decided to do another install and when chkdsk ran when the only thing I had done was update Windows it made me nervous.

Hi and welcome

If you are getting chkdsk on several iinstalls I suspect your HD is going bad. Go to the mfr's site and download their diagnostic tool to be sure


Kenn J+
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14 Jan 2010   #7

XP and Windows 7 dual boot
 
 

It is a brand new hard drive. I don't have any problems when I run XP on a different partition.
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14 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephen47 View Post
It is a brand new hard drive. I don't have any problems when I run XP on a different partition.
Just to point out, even a new hard drive, can be defective or going bad.

I suggest doing what Ken suggested.
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14 Jan 2010   #9

XP and Windows 7 dual boot
 
 

I downloaded the diagnostic tool from Intel and ran a full scan on both partitions and they both came back without errors.
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14 Jan 2010   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just let it go and enjoy Win 7. I think it is ok.
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