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Windows 7: chkdsk error at startup

17 Dec 2009   #1
dollrose

Windows 7
 
 
chkdsk error at startup

I upgraded from Vista to Win 7 using the HP upgrade disk. About every 2 weeks chkdsk will start at startup. The countdown won't stop and I can't skip it by pressing any key. When it counts down to 1 it freezes and I had to press the power button to restart. Then when it restarts the problem reoccurs.
In the past if I press F8 and choose last known good configuration, the system will normally boot. And then I'll schedule a disk check next time I start the computer and this will normally fix the problem. There won't be any check disk error in 2 weeks. But this time no matter what I do I can't get it fixed. sfc /scannow didn't find any errors. I ran the system repair by pressing F8 at startup and it said it fixed the startup problems. But the disk check I scheduled at startup still won't run properly. It shows up and then disappears without actually doing anything.
I'm using Avira now but the problem was there when I was using Avast. I don't know what might be causing the problem.


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello dollrose.
Have you considered doing a Repair Install?
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17 Dec 2009   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

Try doing a clean install, not an upgrade.
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17 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Try doing a clean install, not an upgrade.
You do not want to continually give MS your key, just a matter of time until they question it.

If you do a clean install, do not give your key unitil the installation is complete, you installed your programs and you are satisified. Then give your key. Then make a system image and put it in a safe place. No matter what you will never have to install using the DVD, again.
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17 Dec 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Try doing a clean install, not an upgrade.
You do not want to continually give MS your key, just a matter of time until they question it.

If you do a clean install, do not give your key unitil the installation is complete, you installed your programs and you are satisified. Then give your key. Then make a system image and put it in a safe place. No matter what you will never have to install using the DVD, again.
While no harm will come because of this, if it ever gives you any trouble, a quick call to MS should take care of it.
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17 Dec 2009   #6
dollrose

Windows 7
 
 

I did do a clean install instead of an upgrade. I've been having little problems since I installed Win 7; i.e. The slideshow gadget won't open pictures. I did the repair startup thing this morning and it said it found the problem but I haven't restarted yet.
A repair install will fix the problem? Does it take up more space in the system disk?
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17 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dollrose View Post
I did do a clean install instead of an upgrade. I've been having little problems since I installed Win 7; i.e. The slideshow gadget won't open pictures. I did the repair startup thing this morning and it said it found the problem but I haven't restarted yet.
A repair install will fix the problem? Does it take up more space in the system disk?
A repair install does not take extra space. It merely corrects and corruption, etc. It is just like you did an upgrade of the OS, already present. No one can guarantee if it will fix the problem.
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17 Dec 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you had trouble from the get-go, that might be an indication that something else is wrong. Try a Repair Install, just for the heck of it, but I doubt it will work.
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