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Windows 7: CHKDSK Recommended During Boot-Stopped-Checked Later Autorepair Off

25 Mar 2019   #1
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
CHKDSK Recommended During Boot-Stopped-Checked Later Autorepair Off

Recently Win7/Pro x64 has been recommending a chkdsk of my System Disk during the boot. I've used the 'any key to ignore' option and then run it once booted.

To do so I select "Start" then "Computer" and right click the System Drive and select "Properties" and then the tab "Tools" and select the "Check Now" option. This opens a dialog box "Check Disk Win 7 x64 System Disk (C:)" in which the "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked by default and I uncheck it I run this version of chkdsk and open "See details." I have attached an image of the report it generates.

Would CHKDSK find something different if I allowed "Automatically fix file system errors?"

thanks,
baumgrenze





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25 Mar 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It has to run at boot before windows loads as windows may lock files or maybe in use
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25 Mar 2019   #3
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

https://www.sevenforums.com/newreply...reply&t=418985

Thank you, Samuria for your reply,

The CHKDSK message shows just after the "splash" image forms but before the Password Request is displayed, if that is a helpful clue.

Is there a technique for running this 'version' of CHKDSK and seeing what problems it uncovers without running the risk of the System Disk being rendered inoperable by the 'repairs' run by CHKDSK? The answer to this is not immediately apparent.

I did a surface scan of the SDD and it is clean, but I'm unclear on what 'surface' of a drive that is not a spinning disk is tested.

CrystalDiskInfo 8.0.0 reports it as "Good - 88%), having run 19,032 hours, 793 days, or 22.17 hours.

I only have 5 items checked in my Startup System Configuration:

Avast (2 instances but locations are different)
MS Windows
Java
MS Office

thanks,
baumgrenze
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26 Mar 2019   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Check disk didn't found any problems so there is no need for a fix.
If you want to do a check disk with the fix option:
Open a CMD window as admin and type:
chkdsk c: /f
It will say your disk is in use and if you what to schedule to next start=yes
Reboot
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26 Mar 2019   #5
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks, Megahertz07

I want to be able to 'control' the CHKDSK before Win7 fully loads and it appears to me that letting that happen during the loading process will allow the routine to do whatever it wants once it is started.

Is my memory of past experiences with this process faulty? In every case I've been taken unawares and if the option to pause and reflect is offered, I don't recall it.

Are there aspects of running CHDKSK before Win7 loads that are different than after? Your initial reply seems to say that.

The system seems to run fine without the proposed 'repair' during the boot sequence loading of Win7.

I'm trying to avoid having to reinstall Win7 and all my program files.

thanks
baumgrenze
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26 Mar 2019   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If there are errors it fixes they need fixing if you don't fix then the files are corrupted anyway so may bring the system down
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26 Mar 2019   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Samuria, on the image on post #1 it says "Windows has checked the file system and found NO problems.

Baumgrenze, you can run check disk under Windows any time but to fix problems (chkdsk c: /f) it can't be done under Windows as the drive is in use. It must be on boot.
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26 Mar 2019   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

I know it said no errors but was trying to point out if there are errors not fixing them doesn't solve anything
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26 Mar 2019   #9
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Samuria, thanks for being so patient.

I tried chkntfs C: at an elevated command prompt and got the reply below, so Win7 is 'upset' about something.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>chkntfs C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
C: is dirty. You may use the /C option to schedule chkdsk for this drive.

I've been trying to get my Mozilla profile back together so that all my mail files are where they belong in the email client in SeaMonkey as time permits. I hope that is what has it 'upset.'

I'll reboot soon and let it run its course.

thanks again,
baumgrenze
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27 Mar 2019   #10
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

It seems there is a Catch 22.


I snapped a digital image of the transient message during the boot. It is probably in a log file, too, no?



Windows will now check the disk.
Cannot open volume for direct access.
Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package
Use the System Restore feature from the control panel to restore the system to a point prior to the recent software package installation.
An unspecified error occurred (766f6c756d652e63 3f1)



I have a System Restore point from 3/23/19 when Java 8 Update 201 8.0.2010.9 was installed. Unfortunately System Restore cannot restore. I have images but chose too transpose the text just now.



System Restore
The disk Win 7 x64 System Disk (C:) has errors.
Windows has detected file system corruption on Win 7 x64 System Disk (C:). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.

Check the disk for errors. (underlined - a hyperlink to)
Windows can't check the disk while it's in use
Do you want to check the hard disk errors next time you start your computer?
The option "Schedule disk check" was selected.
On rebooting the same process occurred.


Is there a way around this Catch 22?


thanks,
baumgrenze
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