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Windows 7: CHKDSK ran at startup?

19 Feb 2010   #1
TheAnonymity

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 
CHKDSK ran at startup?

Alright, this hasn't happened since before my old HDD failed. I just got up this morning, turned my comp on, and Windows started to load.. then boom, CHKDSK. I always shutdown windows with the "Shutdown" button, and never hold the power button to shut it off.. could this be a sign of a failing HDD?


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19 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TheAnonymity,

Not necessarily. It could be just a bit of disk corruption that was found. The best thing to do is to let it run and fix what it found. If it runs often, then you might have a issue with the HDD.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Feb 2010   #3
TheAnonymity

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TheAnonymity,

Not necessarily. It could be just a bit of disk corruption that was found. The best thing to do is to let it run and fix what it found. If it runs often, then you might have a issue with the HDD.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Alright, thanks.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Let us know if you have any other issues with it. We'll be happy to help.
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19 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome to the Forum,

In addition, if you go to the website of your HardDrive manufacturer, there may be a test for the HD.
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19 Feb 2010   #6
hotbowler

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Mine did that yesterday, first time in ages. No problems noted by CHKDSK. Like TheAnonymity, I use the shut down button.
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20 Feb 2010   #7
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 

My 2 month old HP Pavilion with Win7 HomeEd x64 did that the other day when hubby turned the pc on. No errors were reported by ChkDsk and I have no idea what triggered it off. At first I thought maybe Win7 has it in Task Scheduler, like the Defragger, but no, ChkDsk isn't scheduled there in the Microsoft section of the schedule. Hmmm. Hasn't done it since, though. Will get worried if this happens frequently on a brand new pc.
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