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Windows 7: Do you want to fix and scan your usb memory stick?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Dynentan

Win7
 
 
Do you want to fix and scan your usb memory stick?

I get this message everytime i plug it in my computer. It works fine, i have had it for many years and it works without problems. Is it possible to get rid of this annoying message?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Did you do the file scan Windows is prompting you to do?
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

I dont see any reason to do it if its working well?
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the hell of it, check the drive with chkdsk. If Windows is the source of this pop up then it could be that your drive is on its way out and I wouldn't rely on it with data.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dynentan,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
For the hell of it, check the drive with chkdsk. If Windows is the source of this pop up then it could be that your drive is on its way out and I wouldn't rely on it with data.
I agree with F22 Simpilot!

To run CHKDSK [Check Disk], please follow my instructions below!

CHKDSK [Check Disk]

CHKDSK [Check Disk] is a Windows utility program for detecting and repairing any corruptions of the file system [FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS drives]. CHKDSK must be run from an elevated command prompt:
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
IMPORTANT: When running CHKDSK, if any bad sectors are found, and when attempting to repair that sector, the data available on that sector might be lost.

Copy chkdsk C: /F [yes there are 2 spaces there] and Paste it [you need to use the mouse right-click and paste for this as CTRL+V doesnít work] into the elevated command prompt window and press Enter - This does repair any file system errors or corruptions on drive C:\, provided that the disk isnít in use. If the disk is in use [locked], CHKDSK displays a prompt that asks whether you want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time you restart the OS, click Yes to schedule this check and then Restart. After CHKDSK has completed, Windows should boot normally [possibly after a second auto-reboot].

CHKDSK [Check Disk] - Log File

NOTE: The CHKDSK log can be found in the Event Viewer:

[1] Click Start.
[2] In the search box type eventvwr.msc and press Enter.
[3] On the left-hand side under Event Viewer (Local) expand Windows Logs and click Application.
[4] On the right-hand side under the Actions pane click Filter current log.
[5] In the Event Sources: dropdown box list select Wininit and press Enter, then click OK.

You should now only see the CHKDSK log files displayed from the Wininit Event Sources and the information pertaining to each of them.

ALTERNATIVELY: You can create your own log location on the Root of C:/ for example at the same time you run CHKDSK. Here is an example assuming that the HDD is C:/ and you want the log created on the Root of C:/:

[2] chkdsk C: /F > C:\ chkdskCF_log.txt [change the log name to your own].

Press Enter => type Y [there is NO need to wait as nothing will appear] => Enter => Restart.

You can Delete the log file if you so wish once you are satisfied and finished with it!

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

You are getting that because of the dirty bit. Running a scan and Windows not finding an issue should cause it to go away. You can try this: Manually Reset or Clear Dirty Bit in Windows without using CHKDSK • Raymond.CC
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1 Week Ago   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

If you remove the USB drive without clicking Eject, that is usually the result.
You can change how windows deals with USB devices.
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1 Week Ago   #8
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Did you do the file scan Windows is prompting you to do?

Seems like that solved it.
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1 Week Ago   #9
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Hopefully it was set by an isolated event like pulling the drive out without ejecting it. Once the dirty bit is set Windows won't stop prompting you scan it until you scan it even if nothing is wrong with it. It's safest for your data if you scan it when first prompted even if it does take a few minutes.
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1 Week Ago   #10
Cast

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Dynentan,



I agree with F22 Simpilot!

To run CHKDSK [Check Disk], please follow my instructions below!

CHKDSK [Check Disk]

CHKDSK [Check Disk] is a Windows utility program for detecting and repairing any corruptions of the file system [FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS drives]. CHKDSK must be run from an elevated command prompt:
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
IMPORTANT: When running CHKDSK, if any bad sectors are found, and when attempting to repair that sector, the data available on that sector might be lost.

Copy chkdsk C: /F [yes there are 2 spaces there] and Paste it [you need to use the mouse right-click and paste for this as CTRL+V doesnít work] into the elevated command prompt window and press Enter - This does repair any file system errors or corruptions on drive C:\, provided that the disk isnít in use. If the disk is in use [locked], CHKDSK displays a prompt that asks whether you want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time you restart the OS, click Yes to schedule this check and then Restart. After CHKDSK has completed, Windows should boot normally [possibly after a second auto-reboot].

CHKDSK [Check Disk] - Log File

NOTE: The CHKDSK log can be found in the Event Viewer:

[1] Click Start.
[2] In the search box type eventvwr.msc and press Enter.
[3] On the left-hand side under Event Viewer (Local) expand Windows Logs and click Application.
[4] On the right-hand side under the Actions pane click Filter current log.
[5] In the Event Sources: dropdown box list select Wininit and press Enter, then click OK.

You should now only see the CHKDSK log files displayed from the Wininit Event Sources and the information pertaining to each of them.

ALTERNATIVELY: You can create your own log location on the Root of C:/ for example at the same time you run CHKDSK. Here is an example assuming that the HDD is C:/ and you want the log created on the Root of C:/:

[2] chkdsk C: /F > C:\ chkdskCF_log.txt [change the log name to your own].

Press Enter => type Y [there is NO need to wait as nothing will appear] => Enter => Restart.

You can Delete the log file if you so wish once you are satisfied and finished with it!

I hope this helps!
I just wanted to answer something like this. Your information is very complemented.
This should work for the scan.
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