View Full Version : Windows 7 Chkdsk Problem

15-06-2010, 05:29 PM
3/4 of the time when I restart my Windows 7 PC, it has started automatically running a chkdsk. It never seems to find a problem, but it's getting really annoying. Does anyone have any ideas on this, please?

15-06-2010, 07:47 PM
This link should help you. Prepare to tweak your registry:

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_keep_chkdsk_from_running_on_every_start_u p.html

15-06-2010, 08:12 PM
Thanks for that, Vallis. Unfortunately, my BootExecute value already reads autocheck autochk *.

15-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Something is triggering chkdsk, could be a fault on the HDD (faulty Sectors possibly), or even corrupted files someplace, its running for a reason.

While you can disable it Via the above link in the reg ( sometimes but not always), if the drive does in fact have a problem, then it will still run regardless.

One other thing you can try:

Have a look at This site (http://www.winvistaclub.com/t20.html) (where it says "Or else try this " )- while it says it a vista site it will work for W7 since W7 is built from vista (standard commands) Substitute G in the page for the drive letter of your drive, Eg: C:

Edited: removed quote -- site linked shows the commands better

15-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Thanks, wainuitech. The fsutil check told me that neither of my drives were dirty.

15-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Hmm ok -- What happens if you run CHKNTFS /X C: (with C being your main drive) - does chkdsk run on next reboot.

If it doesn't run chkdsk /r anyway OR better option go into start/Computer/ Right click your drive / properties/ tools Tab/ Check Now -- Tick both boxes As shown Here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/chkdsk1276586879.jpg) -- it will pop up with a messages asking to run on next reboot, agree and reboot the PC, it WILL take a while since its also scanning all sectors on the drive.

Depending on the size of the drive it can sometimes easily take an hour or more.

15-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Is your computer actually switching off properly?

Are you telling it to shut down, or are you Hibernating?

Do you use the power switch to turn it off?

15-06-2010, 11:54 PM
I rarely turn it off Paul. But when I do I use the stsrt button and tell it to switch off.

15-06-2010, 11:58 PM
If you are still worried it might pay to download the drive diagnostics from your drive manufacturer and run a full scan of the drive.

16-06-2010, 09:01 AM
Alrighty, then. I did a chkntfs /x c: and it didn't perform a chkdsk on reboot. I then performed a scan of both my internal and external drives (I keep all my documents, pictures and movies on an external drive) and they have both come up clean, with no bad sectors.