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autochk not found, even though the partition is not hidden

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cowplopmorris, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. cowplopmorris

    cowplopmorris Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2006
    I'm sure this has been posted before, but I can't seem to find a solution.

    Basically, I have a dual-boot system with WinVista and Ubuntu. I resized the Windows partition, and all the files exist and are accessible from Ubuntu. However when I try to boot, it gives me an error along the lines of "autochk not found - skipping AUTOCHECK", then reboots, and the whole process happens again.

    The Windows partition is C: to Windows, /dev/sda4 to Ubuntu and (hd0,3) to GRUB.

    I have tried:
    • From the GRUB menu, going into the command line and typing 'unhide (hd0,3)'; it completed successfully, but did not help.
    • Booting from the Vista setup disk, and choosing the repair option. It did say it had fixed a problem with the startup, but this did not solve the issue.
    • Opening the command prompt from the Windows setup disk and running chkdisk /f C:. Nothing of any note, except a few unindexed files.
    • Typing find /media/sda4 -iname "autochk.exe" from Ubuntu. This confirmed that the autochk.exe file did exist.
    • Doing a ClamTK virus scan from Ubuntu. The only real result was:
      Not sure if this is relevant or how to get rid of it.

    Any other ideas of what I could try?

    Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

    Edit: I can also confirm that the Windows partition has the boot flag on.
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