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hamstar
08-03-2004, 09:09 PM
I have this problem with XP.

On startup it says the volume is dirty and needs to be... whatevered.

Then it does chkdisk and goes through thousands (x-() of files with extensions *.wav and *.pbk...

It says Recovering Orphan File to Directory blah blah blah, in that monotonous windows voice we all love (:'()

Why is it doing this? How long will it take to finish? And how can I stop it? (registry hacking does not seem to work...)

Cheers
.ham

hamstar
08-03-2004, 09:12 PM
STOOOPID EMOTICONS!!!

Could it be that I didn't format one of the partitions?

Or that I didn't turn auto-recover back on after getting rid of ms blaster. (I think it was blaster)

drcspy
08-03-2004, 09:53 PM
make sure that in your bios you have S.M.A.R.T enabled..........it's possible that your harddrive is on it's way out

hamstar
08-03-2004, 11:01 PM
****, I hope it's not the hard drive... its out of warranty now (september [noel leemings])

Umm, but I managed to stop CHKDSK coming up:

i used recovery console, changed the autochk.exe to autochk.exe.bak and then booted, it missed the file went strate into windows, and i took the thing telling it to do chkdisk out of the registry.

Easy... let that be instruction to anyone who should have the same problem.

Cheers.
.ham