CHKDSK running multiple times...why? 12 replies

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#1 10 years ago

About two days ago my computer started running chkdsk before random startups. I never setup my computer to run it and it's getting kind of annoying. It's only checking one of my drives. Where can I look/do to stop my computer from running it?




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#2 10 years ago

Which drive is it checking? A secondary drive?

I recommend getting a utility such as HD Tune to check the SMART status of the drive. The drive may be failing.

chkdsk runs every time on startup - Windows

That thread lists how to check what is wrong with your drive.

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Even Viewer > (select) Application (in the left side) > (look for the) Winlogon entry (entries on the right side) > (select each entry) & right-click for "Properties"

This is a great thread on that issue.

7/8/05 Stop Chkdsk from running during start-up - CNET Community Newsletter: Q&A Forums




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#3 10 years ago

It's checking my additional hard drive. If it's failing, it's showing no visible problems. All files are accessable, no corruptions, etc. Hmmm. But why would it all of a sudden start running it?




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#4 10 years ago

Is it an USB HDD ? chkdsk seems to always USB keys when I let them connected and reboot... might be the same behavior with USB HDDs ?




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#5 10 years ago

Nope, it's my D:\ drive. It's internal.




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#6 10 years ago

Most likely dying. I had a drive take a couple years to die fully on me before. It can sometimes be a slow, drawn-out process. Or it can be a quick kaput.




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#7 10 years ago

I actually just followed a tut on CNET that fixed everything. My drive was "dirty."




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#8 10 years ago

Can you please post a link to it so we may learn about that too ? :]




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#9 10 years ago

Heh, checkdisk doesn't even work on my PC, lol. I've had so many problems with it...




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#10 10 years ago

I'm to lazy to look it up, but I will post what I did. Here are the steps, semi-in order:

  • Open the command prompt
  • 1st way: Start => All Programs => Accessories => Command Prompt
  • 2nd way: Start => Run => cmd
  • 3rd way: Start => All Programs => Accessories => Note Pad => Type in command.com => save as cmd.bat
  • A good way to get around a schools CMD prompt block. Allows you to ping websites and use their IPs. I'd tell yah about that, but thats for another thread.
To find out the problem of the drive in question type in fsutil query DRIVE: (Drive being your C: D: drive...or whatever it's called) Answer should come back as the drive is clean/dirty If the drive is dirty type in chkdsk /f DRIVE: This should "clean" your drive and make it all nice and shiny....well....maybe not shiny, but it'll make it clean Upon the completion of that, type in again fsutil query DRIVE: Answer should come back as the drive is clean/dirty IF IT DOES NOT! Type in chkdsk /f /r DRIVE: This will run chkdsk when you restart your computer After the reboot, open up the cmd prompt and type in fsutil query DRIVE: If this does not work, call the suicide hotline, explain your problem, begin cutting your wrists while telling them that you are, and proceed to try the tut from step two. Hot water helps speed up the process....lolHope that helps. That is what I did and I do believe that is completely in order. Is that better than a link? :confused:=p



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