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8ftmetalhaed
19-11-2010, 05:40 PM
Hey all, back with another problem. For a while, my laptop has been booting and loading up chkdsk each time. Now, it did this a while ago, but then seemed to stop. Now it's back to doing it again. But I'm actually wondering if this is caused by something else. Mainly because my desktop pc ALSO booted into a chkdsk this morning, which it's never done before. However, the pc only seems to have done it once and been happy with it. The laptop, as it is, wants to boot into it every time, even if I let it run (which I did the other day as I was making a coffee).

I did just install windows updates on both of the pc's a few days ago, I'm wondering if that could have caused it to be flagged for checkdisk again?

And previously I have let a full checkdisk run on the laptop and gone through the process of having it marked as dirty and then do a full surface scan and all that, yet the problem persists.


Both the lappy and desktop are running windows 7 (FTW), home premium on the laptop, professional on the desktop. Other specs are listed below.

Cheers in advance, as usual.

wainuitech
19-11-2010, 06:03 PM
if the drive is marked as being dirty it will run each time.

Try running The commands in this thread (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/a7d5c759-c8c6-49cc-80af-589e28f13a65/)

Failing that, you can alter the reg As described here (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7hardware/thread/d64a8229-2950-4d21-839d-6991e30d4a1e).

Do the first option of chkntfs /x first though. ( first link)

Paul.Cov
19-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Chkdsk will run, as Wainui has said, if a drive is 'dirty'.

If you get impatient and interrupt the check, then Windows will continue to mark the drive as 'dirty', and will check it again at the next startup, so one step of getting around this is to make sure you leave it alone to complete the scan (at which point it gets marked as 'clean').

The next thing is to ensure you are actually shuting down properly.
An unfinished shutdown / incomplete power-down cycle will also result in the drive being 'dirty', as one of the very last aspects of a normal shutdown is to mark the drive as clean.

So in summary, you should ensure you have done BOTH of these in the one, single start-run-shutdown cycle. Start-scan to completion, shutdown (not hibernate, not sleep, not snooze or whatever else - 100% SHUTDOWN).
If your computer is failing to turn itself off, then play with the power options in control panel, and also in BIOS.

8ftmetalhaed
19-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Ok thanks. I'm knackered and the pc is currently in a deeeep sleeep like I will be in a minute so I'll get onto this tomorrow morning. Thanks.

wainuitech
19-11-2010, 09:36 PM
Ok thanks. I'm knackered and the pc is currently in a deeeep sleeep like I will be in a minute so I'll get onto this tomorrow morning. Thanks. Night Night 8ft (http://mybirdie.ca/files/young_man_asleep_at_computer.jpg) Maybe you need Something like this (http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2010/07/20/computingstress_1.jpg):lol: