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Windows 7: Windows Running Disc Check when rebooting

22 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Downloaded Online)
Windows Running Disc Check when rebooting

The problem I'm having is that whenever i restart my computer or shut it down for a while and reboot my system a System disc check occurs.
It's telling me that there are no problems but this disc check keeps occurring.
Any suggestions to what I should do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #2


Assuming it boots to your desktop run a manual chkdsk from the command prompt with a repair option enabled... that should stop the loop, although it will require a reboot and must be allowed to complete the chkdsk cycle.

It'd also be a good idea to ensure SMART is enabled in the BIOS...

C:\chkdsk /f
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Do you have a USB memory stick or a memory card of any kind plugged into a card reader? I have seen this cause repeated chkdsk operations on a few machines.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Nov 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Azntwinkie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing only the STEP THREE section in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (Downloaded Online)

Hey guys thanks for the suggestions. I'll make sure to try them out and tell you what happens or if the problem persists.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2009   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

When I once had a similar problem, it was because one of my partitions (the one that it kept checking) was formatted as FAT32, rather than NTSF.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I had the same problem. Not sure if it was at every start up, but it was quite often. I made changes in two locations and the problem was solved. I found it in task scheduler and although this might not apply to you, my A/V Mcafee, had a tune up feature that was scheduling regular checks. Hope this or some of the other solutions works for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (Downloaded Online)

Hey Rich, what do I need to change in the task scheduler? This disc check is still occurring and I'm trying everyone's suggestions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #9

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


In this case, you might consider doing a repair install to hopefully fix it without losing anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (Downloaded Online)

I actually tried disabling my disc check by changing my autocheck value in regedit to autocheck autochk /k:C *
DO you think this will work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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