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Windows 7: Windows 7 checking for drive errors on Boot

23 Nov 2009   #1
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Windows 7 checking for drive errors on Boot

The last couple of times I've booted up Windows 7, prior to launching the OS, It has felt the need to perform some sort of drive error checking task, and as far as I know, I haven't scheduled any 'checking for errors' type-tasks for my hard drive.

What's going on?

Thanks in advanced.


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23 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Probably checking because something is not right, with the system. Do a system image to a time prior to the problem. Don't have any early images, try system restore.
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23 Nov 2009   #3
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
The last couple of times I've booted up Windows 7, prior to launching the OS, It has felt the need to perform some sort of drive error checking task, and as far as I know, I haven't scheduled any 'checking for errors' type-tasks for my hard drive.

What's going on?

Thanks in advanced.
windows will run chkdsk if it detects a "dirty bit"

can I ask are you using avira antivir ?
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23 Nov 2009   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
The last couple of times I've booted up Windows 7, prior to launching the OS, It has felt the need to perform some sort of drive error checking task, and as far as I know, I haven't scheduled any 'checking for errors' type-tasks for my hard drive.

What's going on?

Thanks in advanced.
windows will run chkdsk if it detects a "dirty bit"

can I ask are you using avira antivir ?
Yes.
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23 Nov 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cheeriokilla,

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

Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Nov 2009   #6
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
The last couple of times I've booted up Windows 7, prior to launching the OS, It has felt the need to perform some sort of drive error checking task, and as far as I know, I haven't scheduled any 'checking for errors' type-tasks for my hard drive.

What's going on?

Thanks in advanced.
windows will run chkdsk if it detects a "dirty bit"

can I ask are you using avira antivir ?
Yes.
there is a known problem with avira antivir in combination with something else in the windows 7 environment causing an error which sets a dirty bit , avira are working on a solution and a "quick fix" was available as of today, so I suggest either unninstall avira and see if the issue stops, or goto their forum and post and or message the moderator Alexandru Manea stating your windows version and i'm confident he can provide the latest fix

for the purposes of investigation can I ask what was the last program you installed before this error started ?
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23 Nov 2009   #7
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks you guys.

So, I'll be doing the following:

1) Checking the drive for errors with Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic Tool.

If it comes clean:

2) I'll try reseting chkdsk back to it's default setting.

EDIT: Although I really wanna hear what ickymay has to say (been using Avira AntiVir Personal for a ~week now).

EDIT #2: =O... I see, thanks a lot matey!
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23 Nov 2009   #8
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post

windows will run chkdsk if it detects a "dirty bit"

can I ask are you using avira antivir ?
Yes.
there is a known problem with avira antivir in combination with something else in the windows 7 environment causing an error which sets a dirty bit , avira are working on a solution and a "quick fix" was available as of today, so I suggest either unninstall avira and see if the issue stops, or goto their forum and post and or message the moderator Alexandru Manea stating your windows version and i'm confident he can provide the latest fix

for the purposes of investigation can I ask what was the last program you installed before this error started ?
The first time I noticed chkdsk running on boot, was... maybe like a couple of days ago.

The last program(s) I've installed are Microsoft Office 2007 & Microsoft Visio 2007.
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