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    I have attempted to run CHKDSK from a Command Prompt, and it says it will run after a Restart. After Windows 7 begins its start-up, the message that Windows needs to check C: for problems appears and a count-down begins from 10. Before zero is reached, the count-down is automatically terminated and the restart continues. I touch no keys at this point, so I am not causing this problem. Even when several CHKDSKs have been requested in a row, the same occurrence takes place. So, how can I either force the CHKDSK to run, or remove it from the start-up???

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    • #1490843

      Are you choosing to Restart or to Shut down? I’ve seen chkdsk not run until the computer was fully off and started from the power button. Also, be sure to wait, it will appear Windows is starting then switch to the DOS-type window.

      Before you wonder "Am I doing things right," ask "Am I doing the right things?"
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      You can run chkdsk in read-only mode by not adding any switches such as /f or /r and this doesn’t require a reboot for the volume to be dismounted.

      Let us know what that finds or you can post its output by right clicking in the text area in the command window – click on Select all and press enter, then after placing the cursor in the reply box, right click and select Paste.

      If it’s a registry problem then this article may help. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/check-disk-will-not-run-at-startup

    • #1491242

      Chkdsk can be run from a repair disk or from the installation DVD.

      Always create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates; you may need to start over!
      We were all once "Average Users". We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do with our systems, we don't need anyone's approval, and we don't all have to do the same things.

    • #1492586

      Sudo15–your link does not work.

      Clint–my HDD shows ‘dirty’ but nothing happens following instructions at your link.

      Requesting a check-disk from the command prompt solicits the same response. After a restart, the message states that a check of C: needs to be run, a countdown timer begins to allow cancellation, and before zero is reached the whole thing is cancelled. On rare occasions in the past, the check has been allowed to run. I would like it to run, but it is not absolutely necessary.

      What I have been asking thruout this whole thread is: How can I get it to run, or How can I make it go away???

      • #1492591

        What I have been asking thruout this whole thread is: How can I get it to run, or How can I make it go away???

        Post #5

        Chkdsk can be run from a repair disk or from the installation DVD.

        Always create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates; you may need to start over!
        We were all once "Average Users". We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do with our systems, we don't need anyone's approval, and we don't all have to do the same things.

    • #1492594

      The link doesn’t work for me now either.

      Give this a try – boot up into the Advanced Boot options – tapping F8 or whichever key combo for your machine as you switch on – select Repair your Computer and navigate to the Recovery Environment.

      Select Command Prompt – type bcdedit |find “osdevice” and press enter then using whichever partition letter, type and enter (assuming C ) chkdsk c: /r

      That’s a Pipe symbol before find.

      That will execute without the need to reboot and will display its findings in the command window until you enter exit to close the window.

      • #1493468

        Using a Repair Disk, I selected the Command Prompt and learned that the partition letter was E:. I ran the chkdsk e: /r and the program found one unindexed file, which it repaired. After rebooting, no chkdsk was scheduled. Over several days, several reboots showed the problem solved, with no recurrence. Thanks for all your help!!!

        • #1493524

          Using a Repair Disk, I selected the Command Prompt and learned that the partition letter was E:. I ran the chkdsk e: /r and the program found one unindexed file, which it repaired. After rebooting, no chkdsk was scheduled. Over several days, several reboots showed the problem solved, with no recurrence. Thanks for all your help!!!

          That’s good to hear and thanks for the update.

          You can use the thread tools dropdown to Mark thread as Solved if you don’t have any other issues.

          BTW – that link works now if a little slow to load and a bit jerky to scroll.

    • #1493507

      Glad you got it straightened out, and thanks for letting us know.

      Always create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates; you may need to start over!
      We were all once "Average Users". We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do with our systems, we don't need anyone's approval, and we don't all have to do the same things.

    • #1493558

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

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