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Windows 7: Windows 7 starts Check Disk every time it starts up

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Cobradabest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 starts Check Disk every time it starts up

As the title says, my Windows 7 has begun to try and use chkdsk every time it starts up, and no solutions I can find online fix this. "chkntfs /x c:" didn't do anything.



I don't want to go through with the check disk because I dual boot with Ubuntu, and the last time I let it use chkdsk in that scenario, it completely wiped that partition.


What do I do?


Thanks in advance


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi Cobradabest,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cobradabest View Post
As the title says, my Windows 7 has begun to try and use chkdsk every time it starts up, and no solutions I can find online fix this. "chkntfs /x c:" didn't do anything.

I don't want to go through with the check disk because I dual boot with Ubuntu, and the last time I let it use chkdsk in that scenario, it completely wiped that partition.
[1] Have you got any other HDD's attached?
[2] Have you tried Startup Repair?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Back up the complete disk, both partitions with your Main OS, ( you could also do the backups individually from inside each OS to be totally sure.

Then you should let the system clear the issue that is triggering the need to run Chkdsk. - the issue will get worse gradually and eventually the disk will fail with possible catastrophic data loss

You may find that it would be a good idea to totally wipe the disk, runs full continuity tests on the disk (surface Check) and reformat the disk and restore the partitions
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

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

Hi Cobradabest,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Then you should let the system clear the issue that is triggering the need to run Chkdsk. - the issue will get worse gradually and eventually the disk will fail with possible catastrophic data loss.
I agree with Barman58.

Then perform the following . . .

Under the heading chkdsk [Check Disk] - Extract The WININIT Run Data Log . . ., please run CHKDSK_Extract_The_WININIT_Run_Data_Log.bat, Option [2] from here => My BATCH PROGRAMS [Standalone] and then upload the results using the tutorial at the bottom of the above link [Upload to SevenForums . . .] and someone will look at it for you.

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Cobradabest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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

Welcome to SevenForums!



[1] Have you got any other HDD's attached?
[2] Have you tried Startup Repair?

[1] I don't.
[2] I haven't. I don't know how to access it.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

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

Hi Cobradabest,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cobradabest View Post
[2] I haven't. I don't know how to access it.
Have you got an installation DVD or USB?
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...I don't want to go through with the check disk because I dual boot with Ubuntu, and the last time I let it use chkdsk in that scenario, it completely wiped that partition..." Paul, Snick, I'm curious, how does running Windows chkdsk in the Windows partition mess up Ubuntu's partition? I want to learn how that happened.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Paul Black

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

Hi Cobradabest,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cobradabest View Post
I don't want to go through with the check disk because I dual boot with Ubuntu, and the last time I let it use chkdsk in that scenario, it completely wiped that partition.
Disk Management

Post a screenshot of the Disk Management => Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.
Pay special attention to Step 5.

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Paul Black

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

Hi Cobradabest,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cobradabest View Post
As the title says, my Windows 7 has begun to try and use chkdsk every time it starts up, and no solutions I can find online fix this. "chkntfs /x c:" didn't do anything.
[1] To start with, I assume that your Win 7 OS is on the C:\ drive, is that correct?
[2] If that is the case, then you should be run either chkdsk C: /F or chkdsk C: /R, NOT chkntfs /x c:.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Paul Black

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

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I'm curious, how does running Windows chkdsk in the Windows partition mess up Ubuntu's partition? I want to learn how that happened.
I think you will find that the particular chkdsk [see above posts] that he run messed it up!
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