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How do I get Check Disk to start after an improper shutdown

by gtoba / November 4, 2004 5:03 PM PST

Up until recently the ChkDsk, or whatever it is called in XP, used to work at Startup following an "Improper Shutdown" but now this has ceased to happen.

How do I enable the Automatic aspect of this?

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Re: How do I get Check Disk to start after an improper shutd
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2004 8:01 PM PST

When I removed the last FAT32 volume from a XP box this changed. But you didn't tell the details.

Bob

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Re: How do I get Check Disk to start after an improper shutd
by Yew / November 4, 2004 8:45 PM PST

If you're using NTFS then it isn't necessary. It has to do with NTFS having a few journaling filesystem features (it's not fully journaled, but close enough for this case). Filesystem corruption after an improper shutdown should be very difficult to achieve.

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Re: How do I get Check Disk to start after an improper shutd
by Cetin Denislam / November 5, 2004 12:01 AM PST

Read the explanation from the following MSKB article:

Q160963 -"CHKNTFS.EXE: What You Can Use It For", including the cases when chkdsk is disabled for some drives.

So, in essence, you should open regedit and expand the following path:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\CONTROL\Session Manager

Note

HKLM is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE


In the right pane, look for BootExecute. It's value should be :

autocheck autochk *

If it's not, change it as the above bolded value.

Caution

Backup your registry or create a Restore Point before.


Good Luck,

Cetin


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And piece together the past and the future,


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