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ChkDsk not working?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Baba O'Riley, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Baba O'Riley

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    Hi All,

    A small but niggling problem I would like some advice for.

    When trying to run a Check Disk on my XP system disk, I choose the option to run it at next boot (which has worked fine in the past) but now it's just booting normally and not running the scan :blink. I can't find anything on the web about it except possibly adding a chkdsk command to the end of the Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute but that didn't work either.

    I tried it in Safe Mode, and with all AV/anti-spyware disabled but no luck.

    By the way, it works fine on non-system partitions so I don't think it's a problem with the program itself.

    Any ideas peeps?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Tyler D

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    when choosing to run on next boot,are you then restarting the pc? or are we talking from a cold boot?

    I have had the problem in the past, if i select run on next boot>then reboot it wont work.Will only seem to work from a cold boot for some reason :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Baba O'Riley

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    Off to give it a try now.

    Thanks :D
     
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  4. Baba O'Riley

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    Nope, nothing. :x
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    You can run chkdsk from the recovery console. If you haven't loaded the recovery console, you would need to boot from the install CD and select R for the recovery console. Log-in to the correct install of windows using the local admin password and type chkdsk at the command prompt.
     
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  6. Baba O'Riley

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    Yeah, I tried that but it won't recognise my drives, I assume because they're SATA, and I didn't really have time to look how to load the drivers. I will now though as I have a bit of time to spare between "studying" (gaming) sessions.
     
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  7. Baba O'Riley

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    OK. No luck with Recovery Console from the CD. It's just not recognising my drives. I tried to install it and I got the message that "the version of Windows I am using is newer than the one I am trying to install" so I can't do that either :( .
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Code:
    sfc /scanonce
    ...and reboot. Might help ?
     
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  9. Baba O'Riley

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    (Loud clearing of the throat), well, I wouldn't recommend anyone doing what Jak just suggested without a full backup of their system as I've only just finished restoring mine as a result of running that command. I think it replaced all my chipset drivers so the PC would only boot to a BSoD. Safe mode worked OK but not disabling everything in MSConfig. Neither did a Windows repair :( .

    Don't worry though Jak, Id only just made a full backup and I used the downtime to make a few configuration changes to my hard drives which I'd been putting off so it's not all bad :) .
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Yikes that's unusual. Could you not re-load your chipset drivers in safe mode :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Baba O'Riley

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    TBH, I didn't bother trying for the reasons I mentioned. I'm not 100% sure it was the chipset drivers but that's what I suspect.
     
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  12. Jakamoko
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    Crikey, Baba - I almost felt bad for a second there :blink

    As Pete said, I have never heard of sfc doing that to a system (and would not have suggested it without first mentioning it if it were the case)

    Bet you were cursing the f*** out of me though ........:biggrin
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

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    Like a docker :wink: .

    Seriously though, no hard feelings. I appreciate you trying to help :thumbleft .

    Exactly what I was thinking while I was cursing you.
     
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