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Could have some help here

by kinsella01 / May 24, 2007 12:23 PM PDT

Sometimes when i boot up my PC, before i can go log into me, this thing says that a volume(C:) is dirty and it is cleaning it and it takes a long time to clean it and it sometimes deletes some of my files. Can i do anything to make this go away or fix the dirty volume for good?

PS- I am running Windows XP

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Could you say what hardware type you use..
by Alegoo92 / May 24, 2007 12:56 PM PDT

Laptops/Desktops have different cleaning management tools: yours sounds like a laptop.. More info?

In either case, this might find a better solution in places other than the BOL forum (Desktops, Laptops, Troubleshooting, ect..)


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(NT) I have a dell 400 XPS desktop, 1gig of RAM, + 80 gb HD space
by kinsella01 / May 24, 2007 10:15 PM PDT
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Dirty volumes
by fbbbb / May 24, 2007 9:51 PM PDT

Come from filthy computers. Go upstairs and clean your room now!


"Dirty" volumes are a result of forced shutdowns, i.e. if you turn a computer off by literally interrupting the power.

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you mean if i press the power button without loging off or
by kinsella01 / May 24, 2007 10:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Dirty volumes

closing all my apps. i have to do that alot becaue my pc freezes alot and i cant get the start menu to open so i can shut it down.

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Yes - a forced shutdown.
by fbbbb / May 24, 2007 10:28 PM PDT

You aren't going to get rid of the dirty message until you figure out what is causing your PC to go non-responsive.

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This usually happens after a crash
by Owyn / May 24, 2007 10:25 PM PDT

Windows XP file system (directories) may not have been properly updated. When XP starts it checks to see if it has been shutdown cleanly. If not, it attempts to clean the volume(s).

NTFS is more likely to survive a crash with minimal errors.

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(NT) A crash can't usually generate the dirty volume message.
by fbbbb / May 24, 2007 10:29 PM PDT
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