Solved: Chkdsk runs at every boot for an external hd

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woofdah

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Something I did today caused XP to run chkdsk on my external usb 250m Western digital hard drive. I tried going into the registry to fix the entry looked for the following:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute

3. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
4. Type autocheck autochk *, and then press ENTER.

The problem is that it is already set to autocheck autochk *

Any ideas where I can go to stop the chkdsk on this external drive??
 

woofdah

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Tried it and got the same result. If i disconnect the drive it boots just fine, but as soon as I reconnect and reboot goes right back to chkdsk.
 

JohnWill

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I'm going to guess that something may be wrong with the external disk. Have you tried it on another system?
 

woofdah

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I did try it and it seemed to work just fine. I managed to get all I needed off it and reformated it and checked it for errors, it found none but now is working fine.
 
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