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?
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.
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.
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?
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 ?
Nope, it's my D:\ drive. It's internal.
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.
I actually just followed a tut on CNET that fixed everything. My drive was "dirty."
Can you please post a link to it so we may learn about that too ? :]
I didn't make it!
Heh, checkdisk doesn't even work on my PC, lol. I've had so many problems with it...
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.