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Help preventing XP Pro running file check on boot up.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by byanoseau, May 3, 2004.

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  1. byanoseau

    byanoseau Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    Would someone please tell me why my computer runs a file check on a drive each time the computer boots? I have 3 physical hard drives, C:, D:, E:, and each time the computer boots it checks the E: drive for errors. I have no scheduled tasks running, so how can I prevent the file check?

    Thanks.

    Byn
     
  2. Elvandil

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    At a command prompt, type: ntfschk /?

    You will see switches for checking the status of each drive and for resetting the default behavior (checking all disks for "dirty" flags at startup and checking only those that are flagged).
     
  3. byanoseau

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    Hi Elvandil,

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, when I type ntfschk /? I get the following:

    "ntfschk" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    Is there anything else I can try? Thanks for your help.

    Byn
     
  4. Elvandil

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    OK. Sorry. That would be "chkntfs".
     
  5. byanoseau

    byanoseau Thread Starter

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    Hi Elvandil,

    Thanks, now it understands. :)) I've set it back to the default, /D, and I'll let you know the outcome.

    Thanks again.

    Byn
     
  6. Elvandil

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    OK. We have a few more things to try if that doesn't help. Note that once you use chkntfs /D to reset chkdsk, it will still run on the next boot but hopefully not on the one after that.

    Do you have an HP ScanJet 5100c scanner?
     
  7. byanoseau

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    Hi Elvandil,

    I've only booted once since I reset chkdsk and as you said, it ran the file check again.

    No, I have an Epson Perfection 1660 Scanner.

    I'll let you know what happens next boot. Thanks for your help.

    Byn
     
  8. Elvandil

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    OK. There are a few more things we can try, so we will just try them all until it's fixed.
     
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