CHKDSK always runs


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Hi

I have the following setup:

HDD1 (SATA) Partition 1 = XP 64 Pro
Partition 2 = Files (written using XP)
Partition 3 = XP User profiles

HDD2 (SATA) Partition 1 = W7 64
Partition 2 = Files (written using XP)
Partition 3 = W7 USer profiles

W7 installed OK wihtout any errors.

However, if I restart the PC to boot up in eother XP or W7, it ALWAYS runs chkdsk on the W7 partition, no other.

Can anyone tell me why and how to stop it.

I was hoping to run a dual boot system until such time it proved itself.

Thanks in advance
 
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Does CHKDSK ever detect any problems on boot?

When you are in Windows 7, open up the command prompt in admin mode (find it on the start menu then right click > run as administrator). Then run the following command on all your drives (replace x: with each letter):

fsutil dirty query x:
That should list any "dirty" drives.

Now, type chkntfs /x x:. The /X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. Now manually reboot your computer, it should not do a chkdsk and should take you directly to normal Windows login.

Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another admin command prompt and enter chkdsk x: /f /r. Reply Y if asked if you want this to happen on the next boot. This should take you through 5 stages of the chkdsk scan on the next boot and will unset that dirty bit.
 
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Yes, it does find problems.

They all seem to be centred around index issues.

It corrects them all, says everything is OK and boots up as normal.
 

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If you try running CHKDSK /F within Windows do you get it fixing errors again?

It could well be that there is a problem with your drive. I'd use one of the diagnostic tools that your drive manufacturer will have, as that can perform some in-depth testing and let you know if there is something wrong.

If you aren't sure where to get the software, let me know the makes of your drive and I can find the links for you :)
 
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Thanks for your help.

This may have to wait a few days as I am hols from Friday.

Will check this forum on my return

Thanks
 

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