Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to get rid of "Scan and fix" message on a removable USB disk?

23 Jan 2017   #1
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How to get rid of "Scan and fix" message on a removable USB disk?

I have four removable disks (USB) but one of them, EVERY time I plug it into the USB Windows shows a pop up asking if I want to "scan and fix the disk" or "continue without check".

I always click "continue without check" because I sincerely doesn't rely on Windows and imagine that the fix can instead to screw my disk.

How can I get rid of this message? Is safe to allow Windows to scan and fix my unit?

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Jan 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If it's asking to scan it's detecting a problem the only fix is to scan or you could face data loss
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I agree with Samuria.
Flash USB disk are usually formatted as Fat32 that are more sensitive to errors.
Run a check disk. Open a CMD window and type chkdsk x: /f where x is the letter assign to the flash disk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Jan 2017   #4
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I agree with Samuria.
Flash USB disk are usually formatted as Fat32 that are more sensitive to errors.
Run a check disk. Open a CMD window and type chkdsk x: /f where x is the letter assign to the flash disk
It's not a Flash USB disk. It's a 500GB HD. My concern is that allowing Windows to "fix" the errors it just mess up the whole crap. That's why I am asking it...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The advise is the same: Run a check disk. Open a CMD window and type chkdsk x: /f where x is the letter assign to the USB HDD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #6
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys, I'll do that!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yankleber View Post
Thanks guys, I'll do that!
Do you have a backup of the data folders and files elsewhere before you attempt any scans and fixes?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #8
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Do you have a backup of the data folders and files elsewhere before you attempt any scans and fixes?
Well, due to the STRONG CERTAIN that the other guys tells me to go ahead with the fix I thought that it wouldn't be necessary. But now that you are mentioning it I can see that I am correct to assume that Windows may crap things.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Never seen a check disk loosing data but have seen some disks loosing ALL data due to logical errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2017   #10
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Never seen a check disk loosing data but have seen some disks loosing ALL data due to logical errors.
I see. Well it is giving this error for a long time and I didn't lose anything from it. It's more an annoying thing than anything else. This is a disk that I use to backup clients data when I am formatting/reinstalling Windows plus a software library. Nothing too fancy, and I have a copy of the software in another brick. Thanks for clarification.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to get rid of "Scan and fix" message on a removable USB disk?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Disable "Scan and fix removable disk" prompt
Apologies if this is mentioned elsewhere, or if I'm posting in the wrong group but... Is there a way to stop the "Do you want to scan and fix Removable Disk (X:)?" prompt every time I insert a flash drive? Doesn't matter if it's an SD card in the reader, a thumb drive, or my android phone...
Hardware & Devices
"system volume on disk is corrupt" and sfc scan not working
I have a toshiba with a windows 7 64bit, and it's been acting really slow recently and freezing up on me so I thought there might be viruses that I needed to get rid of, so I restarted my computer so I could go in safe mode with networking to check if there really were. When I restarted my computer...
General Discussion
Disable "Scan and Fix Removable Disk", without disabling autorun
bsd I found this solution for this annoying problem, which is, disabling autorun. Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives in Windows - How-To Geek I am looking for a way to disable this prompt, without disabling autorun. Is it possible, or is it an integral part of the autorun? thanks
Performance & Maintenance
malware message "ON ACCESS SCAN MESSAGES"
Greetings, I just joined this forum, and have found it incredibly helpful. A little background. I am a tech coordinator, supporting over 100 end users. Just started in this position. A number of users are getting malware, and the routine is a pop-up that keeps coming up, and cannot be...
System Security
"Scan and Fix Problems" message
Hi all. When i'm pluging external HDD to my PC with Win7 on it, I get the message: "Scan and Fix Problems". What is this, and if i'm chossing this option is there any chance that the data on the HDD will be erease? Thanks for the help
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App