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Windows 7: XP/7 dual boot to XP generates CHKDSK routine

07 Jun 2009   #1
Ryan S

Windows 7
XP/7 dual boot to XP generates CHKDSK routine

Ok, here is my setup.

Win XP installed on Seagate SATA 500GB drive. Win 7 installed on an old spare WD 120GB EIDE drive. After installing Win 7 I was never able to configure a true "dual boot" menu so I change drive priority via BIOS when necessary. EasyBCD never worked. MB is Intel D975XBX2.

Recently after running Win 7 for several days I reverted back to Win XP and at boot a long CHKDSK routine executed. When complete it stated changes had been made to the drive, not sure which one. The XP OS appears to be operating normally.

While operating in Win 7 I accessed the Win XP D: drive to extract media files and some dbases for installed software. I've backed up the dbases just is case there might be some corruption. System files were not accessed (as far as I know anyway).

I'm now very concerned about the Win XP drive as I didn't expect file corruption on the whole disk. Win XP is still my primary OS and this drive contains all my important data and applications. I thought a dual drive install would shield me from any serious problems.

I'd like to continue using Win 7 but file corruption is now a big concern. Does anyone have any suggestions short of physically disconnecting the drive? Is there any true file corruption occuring or am I just being paranoid?

Interestingly, on my E1505 I have set up XP/7 with a proper "dual boot" menu on a partitioned drive and I've never seen the CHKDSK menu.

Finally, I'm loving Windows 7. Can't wait for the RTM.

Best Regards,


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07 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 x86 build 7600

file corruption can occur. i've had the exact same problem and at one moment i've lost a few pictures and i just could not recover them back. it's just a windows 7 bug, but it was solved several builds ago.
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07 Jun 2009   #3
Ryan S

Windows 7

I am currently on build 7100. Shoud this still be occuring?
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07 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 x86 build 7600

on 7100 i still had the problem. i don't remember what build has solved it. sorry
but i can tell you that i'm using 7201 for a few days now and there aren't any problems with it.
you can trust to install it.
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28 Oct 2009   #5

xp & Win 7
same prob with official release

Curious if there was any real resolution to this issue other than the version updates.

I have XP and Win 7 (purchased from MS last week) as a dual boot. I'm also having the CHKDSK loop when I load to a different OS.

Everything is there on Win 7, but I can't access one of my storage drives when I boot to XP. XP was my original OS and I created a new, empty partition for Win 7. There is nothing but the two OS's on that hard drive.

I have 3 additional hard drives for storage and am having a problem accessing it in XP. It gives me the "drive is unavailable" message and also shows the drive as unformatted and empty. When I boot back to Win7, everything is fine again.

Any suggestions?
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