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Unable to start "Check Disk" on startup.

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  1. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone, new member here. First off, thanks for accepting my registration.

    Anyways, every time I try to schedule a "Check Disk" it NEVER starts on a restart...

    I ALREADY did the "sfc /scannow" command on the cmd prompt.
    It did NOT fix my solution. In fact it said it was UNABLE to fix some problems.
    I have attached a file of my "SFC scan log". Inside it says it was unable to fix "Chkdsk.exe" Go figure :rolleyes:

    Alright, just some extra information. I also think my computer is confused of itself :confused:. I mean, it seems to not know if its a 64 bit or a 86 bit!

    I was told from someone to install a hotfix for "Chkdsk.exe" here
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975778/en-us

    But it did NOT work. I attempted to install BOTH 64 bit AND 86 bit hotfixes, and YES they were BOTH windows 7 (Chkdsk.exe) hotfixes.

    My system specs:

    -Toshiba Qosmio X505 Laptop-

    Windows 7 -64 bit- (Yes it SAYS 64 bit but I've tried to install other kinds of hotfixes for both 64 and 86 bits and none of them worked!)

    Intel Core i5

    4gb Ram

    Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M

    If any of that matters anyway! Thank you guys, I really hope there's a computer pro out there that can fix my problem. I've joined many forums and had no fix. I don't want to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 mainly because it takes long and I KNOW there has to be another way. I'll only do that as a last resort. Not only that, I'm kinda bad at trying to backup files, it's hard to explain what I mean.

    Thanks everyone! :D
     

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  2. haycg

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    When you press the power button to turn your computer on start tapping the F8 key.
    What your after is look for the list that has -
    Last known good configuration- Use your arrow keys to select and
    click Enter. Maybe this will get your Registry back to normal.

    chkdsk is on a timer to start. If you press any key it won't run.

    Microsoft has a lot of what it calls FIX IT showing a man with a wrench.
    Try and find one for your problem.
    http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/

    If Error Checking won't run maybe this next part won't help but I'll give it anyway.

    Using the F8 Key going to command prompt to run chkdsk /r
    Start Tapping the F8 after you press the power button.
    The first on the list is - Repair your computer.

    Using the arrow keys go to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
    Press Enter
    New Screen - Administrator cmd.exe (That's the name in the left top corner)
    Type - chkdsk /r
    Don't forget the space between k and /
    Press the Enter Key
    Type - y - Enter

    :press the Power Button to turn your computer off.
    The next time you turn your computer on chkdsk /r will run.
    Don't press any key are chkdsk /r will be cancelled.
    5 Stages and number 4 and 5 take a long time to run.
    If using this Error Checking on a laptop than use an Electrical outlet (adapter)
    chkdsk /r took 1 hour and 38 minutes to run on my pc.

    As far as I know computers are either 32 bit or 64 bit, no 86 bit.

    Save what Documents and Pictures to CD or DVD.
    If and when you reinstall Windows 7 it should allow you to save a copy
    of your files to your Desktop.

    Create a Windows 7 Repair Disc
    Start - Control Panel - Backup and Restore - at the left top corner -
    Create a System Repair Disc - It may say DVD but a CD works OK

    Computer Repair
    Put System Repair Disc into CD - DVD Tray
    Restart your computer - Be ready to press any key when asked.
    If you don’t press any key in time, windows starts normal.
    Windows is now loading files.
    Title of new screen is - System Recovery Options
    If selection is correct click - Next - Next - Startup Repair
    If it finds something wrong it may repair at the beginning.
     
  3. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    HEY! Thanks for replying and sorry for my late reply. Thank you for the tutorials. I'll try them LATER. I'm not even on my own computer right now, been a little busy but I'll try them in a couple hours and let you know which one worked.
    Don't bother prioritizing my post or whatever as I always reply late.

    Thank you so much for this. Please do not close this thread, I need to look this thread up again later..
     
  4. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    Ok, just to clarify things, all of them didn't work EXCEPT my laptop windows 7 disk part. I haven't tried that, mainly because I lost it and I guess i'll pay 22$ just for a replacement.

    The problem is, I kinda don't want to pay 20 bucks just to get a disk check on my system.

    I know there has to be some other way! If someone can please read my "Scannnow" results and read it for me, cause I dont understand anything on there, I would really appreciate it..

    The safemode command prompt and chkdsk /r does NOT work, it says it's being used and has to be restarted. Once restarted, still never works.

    Thank you again!
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Have you checked to see if chkdsk.exe and autochk.exe are in your system32 folder? Chkdsk.exe never runs at boot time, only in a command line or from the disk properties dialog.
     
  6. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    They are there! in the system32 folder.. Also what did you mean by "Chkdsk.exe never runs at boot time?" It USED to run! I just don't know the exact day it stopped working.. All I remember is that I've tried to find a fix since september.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    It is autochk.exe that runs at boot time. Chkdsk cannot run at boot time.

    Have you made any changes to environment variables? Does chkdsk run from the Run box or a command line?

    What data do you have in this registry location?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager::BootExecute
     
  8. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    Hey sorry for the late reply, been busy! ;)

    Also, I cannot find that registry on "regedit"

    I can only see
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

    but no "bootexecute"
     
  9. Elvandil

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    Attached is the entry. Unzip, right-click, and choose "Merge". That will give you ther Bootexecute entry and possible solve the problem about autochk running.

    If you have used any tools on the registry, it was probably damaged. Never use any registry tools.
     

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  10. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    Hey Elvandil, thanks for the reply. I un-zipped, right clicked and merged it. I clicked "yes" when the registry edit popped up. Attempted to schedule a disk check and it didn't work again :(

    Hmm... If there's anything else you guys suggest I try, I appreciate it all. Thank you.

    Also the "Bootexecute" still isn't under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

    Somethings really wrong here. I also have NO viruses, spyware etc. I scan every day with Malywarebytes, AVG free. Firewall is on, etc. Also, I never used any registry tools.
     
  11. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    :confused:Hey Elvandil, is there any way I can undo the bootexecute registry that you told me to merge? I don't know whats wrong, but ever since I merged it, when I start my computer, it starts really slow.

    I'm not exaggerating here, like its 2 seconds slower, I mean it used to be 5 seconds, now it's like a minute before all the icons on my desktop show.
    When I start my computer, everything stays black for a while, then the icons show up 1 by 1.

    I'm not accusing you of anything but I think that registry you gave me kinda slowed it down. No big deal, I just want to undo it. Not only due to the slowness, but it didn't even fix my problem anyway.

    This literally happened right after I merged, attempted to do a CHKDSK, and once I restarted I noticed it acting up. 30 sec black screen, 30 sec icon loading. At first I just ignored it, cause maybe it was just my computer getting used to the configuration or something.

    Went to bed, went to work, came home and it happened again. I'm starting to get paranoid. Maybe my comp is reacting to that registry thing, trying to get the CHKDSK to start but it won't so it's starting to make my computer lag.

    So now I have 2 problems. Again, it's not a big deal, but its one of those things where you really care about your laptop that you think things will get worst and worst until the laptop finally dies and I can't afford to get a new one.

    I've had desktops that were fine. One was a crappy Dell desktop that I got 10 years ago, slowly started to get slower, I started getting blue screens, then boom, the computer just stopped turning on. All I could do was go to an internet cafe and try to fix the inside of my computer myself, but no luck. I asked someone if they could repair it, they said I needed to buy a new processor and motherboard or something because it fried.
    He pretty much said "buy a new one". So sold my broken one on craigslist "as is" for only like 50$ and I bought a 900$ desktop that lasted 5 years then it broke as well. Well you get the idea.

    I just want this laptop to last as long as possible. I scan every day, no viruses, spyware, I don't go to porno websites, I don't have any free music downloading program. I take care of this comp.

    All I wanna do is perform a disk check to fix a computer lock up problem I've been having, where the computer just freezes and I have to hold down the power button. I'm just hoping that the disk check could fix ANYTHING.

    I apologize for the long post. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it!

    --For those too lazy to read--
    1. I want to remove the "bootexecute" registry edit that I merged.
    2. I just want the Disk Check to schedule properly.

    (y)(y) Thanks to anyone willing to help this desperate tool :rolleyes:

    PS: if there's any more information you need about my comp, or any attachment that you guys need from some program, let me know. I already put an "sfc /scannow" log on my first post if you need it. Thanks again. The very end of the attachment says something about chkdsk that I don't understand.


     
  12. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    Elvandil! If you're there, can you give me some more solutions? I'd really appreciate it.


    Also, can the registry edit be un-done? I know it's not a big deal, so if you can't its no problem. Just mainly interested in scheduling ONE "disk check" haha. :p
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Just delete the BootExecute entry under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager. That's what it added. But that entry belongs on the system.
     
  14. haycg

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    My eyes are not so good any more and I won't go back and read every word.

    You said ("EXCEPT my laptop windows 7 disk part. I haven't tried that, mainly because I lost it and I guess i'll pay 22$ just for a replacement")
    You can make as many Repair Disc as you want. No Limit.

    If you lost your 3 DVD Recovery Disc than you will have to prove ownership of your computer
    when you call them and pay shipping.
    For my HP computer I am only allowed to create one copy (3DVD) To Create these DVD
    go to All Programs find were these DVD are made. Have more than 3 DVD on hand just in
    case your computer calls for more. Might be as many as 5. I've never used more than 3
    The DVD are 7.1 GB

    As for saving files you can save on DVD if you have a lot or an External Hard Drive.
    I use Acronis. Some parts are confusing but it can save a lot of worry if used.

    As for the Registry I usually make and keep a Registry Backup. I'm not sure if System Restore
    to an earlier date will correct a registry. You can try.
    Click Start - In the search area type Restore and see what comes up on the list.
    Or Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore.
    Print everyone instructions and as you try them check eack one off with a pencil.

    Create a Windows 7 Repair Disc
    Start - Control Panel - Backup and Restore - at the left top corner -
    Create a System Repair Disc - It may say DVD but a CD works OK

    Computer Repair
    Put System Repair Disc into CD - DVD Tray
    Restart your computer - Be ready to press any key when asked.
    If you don’t press any key in time, windows starts normal.
    Windows is now loading files.
    Title of new screen is - System Recovery Options
    If selection is correct click - Next - Next - Startup Repair
    If it finds something wrong it may repair at the beginning.
     
  15. Estolonio

    Estolonio Thread Starter

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    Hey thanks for replying. It's not there even having merged that registry you gave me. No biggy though, I was able to order a replacement repair media disk specifically for my laptop. Haven't gotten it yet but hopefully it will solve the issue..

    Thanks all.
     
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