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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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CHKDSK runs every time

I'm working on a laptop for a buddy and have everything cleaned up so that the laptop is actually functional. Lots of Malware/Adware and bad RAM. Also had to update to SP3 and run updates on everything.

The only problem I haven't been able to solve is that CHKDSK runs every time the system boots up. With this system it takes 30-45 minutes to complete and then it will reboot and enter XP normally. So I'd prefer to give it back without him having to cancel CHKDSK or wait it out.

I have run the DOS check for a dirty bit and it shows to be clean every time. All the DOS commands to reset the need for CHKDSK don't change anything. There are some registry value adjustments that were recommended when googled, but they didn't change the symptom. For the most part, everything is pointing me towards the drive being damaged and the trigger for CHKDSK is being tripped every time the system boots.

According to the owner, it started acting up back in July after being left in his pickup over the weekend - This has me thinking something may have cooked inside.

It's a HP DV5000 running XP SP3, if it matters. Once it is in XP, everything is golden.

Any assistance or tips are greatly appreciated.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 10:04 PM
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Maybe a bad sector...try a new harddrive.

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That's what i was leaning towards, just wanted another opinion before I told him what I was thinking.
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I'm waitin on an answer for ya from another forum. I'm not real sure myself.





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http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_keep_chk..._start_up.html

I assume this is the reg edit you're referring to. It was also mentioned that Avira can cause this symptom.





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http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_keep_chk..._start_up.html

I assume this is the reg edit you're referring to. It was also mentioned that Avira can cause this symptom.
Yep, that's the link I had clicked on before.
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How about this?

http://www.pctipsbox.com/checkdisk-r...every-startup/

Here are some things you can try. Let it run completely once.
Then try this :
Run regedit
Edit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager
Change the BootExecute entry from:
autocheck autochk * /.
To:
autocheck autochk *
Or else try this :
Start> Run> bring up a command prompt by typing in “CMD” and type ” fsutil dirty query g: “. This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty. Next, type “CHKNTFS /X G:”. The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive (G) on the next reboot. At this time, manually reboot your computer, it should not do a Chkdsk and take you directly to Windows.

Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another CMD prompt and type and now you want to do a Chkdsk manually by typing “Chkdsk /f /r g:”. This should take you through 5 stages of the scan and will unset that dirty bit. Finally, type “fsutil dirty query g:” and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive.





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low level format the hard drive and load up windows xp again, works all the time



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Not if the drives bad. He's trying to make a final determination of that.





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