Unusual XP Problem?

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Rocky1

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I'm using Windows XP Professional on a network. A couple of days ago, a strange thing started happening each time I boot my computer.

A message come up exactly as shown:

Checking File System on C:
File System is Fat32
Serial Number is C4C4-26B1
Checking for Consistency on Drive
Windows is Verifying Files and Folders

I have about 4 seconds to hit any key for my computer to boot on. If I fail to press a key, the drive begins to start like doing a Scan disk. I have pressed a key to stop the action, I have allowed the process to complete. Either way, the same thing happens at each new boot.

Any help would be appreciated
 
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Windows does this when it thinks there is a problem with the drive. I had an empty partition that was formatted Fat32 and WinXP started running check disk when I would reboot the computer. I could not track down the problem, but I converted the partition to NTFS and the problem went away.
First I would try running check disk, go to Start, Run and type in 'chkdsk /r' (without the quotes, also notice the space before the 'slash') click OK then reboot the computer. You can also check the 'Event logs' for any indications of an error. Right click on 'MyComputer' select 'Manage' then under 'System tools' you will find the Event viewer. Check both 'Applications' and 'System' for any clues of problems.
One more thing you could check would be the hard drive itself. If you go to the manufacturer's website that made your hard drive, they usually have a utility program available that will check the 'health' of your hard drive. Follow their instructions (usually involves putting the program on a diskette and booting the computer with it in the drive). Hopefully this will help you find a clue...
 
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if that still doesn't work and you happen to have norton anti-virus suite, use the utilities that come with the program.

norton disk doctor (checks the hard drive)

and

norton windoctor (checks consistency of files and programs and registry and everything on the c drive)
 
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