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Q: Power on Disc check

How do I stop the 'Check Disc' on startup.
It does it every time I switch on and takes an age.

It never finds anything wrong so it seems a waste of my time.

Preferred Solution: Power on Disc check

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Power on Disc check

Hello Glen,

You might see if resetting chkdsk using one or more options in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Check Disk - Reset

Hope this helps,

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Okay, So my roomate's laptop which is on Windows XP Proffessional started acting funny. Yes it does have Service Pack 3

It seemed like a problem that could be fixed with a Defrag, but Defrag wouldnt work.

So I tried Disc Check and it didnt work.

For the heck of it, I tried Disc Cleanup, and it freezes instantly and doesnt work.

It would be easy enough to fix if there was a restore point in System Restore, but for some reason that program hasnt made any restore points. ( go figure)

I have been working on this computer, trying every defrag and disk check fix I could find. Including all the command prompts, regsver32, installing new components, everything. Still no go.

More specifially, for defrag my error is: "Disc Defragmenter could not start"
It doesnt work when defrag c: is entered into Command Prompt.

I finnally got disc Check to respond by using command prompt and telling it to schedule a check for the next start up, but it didnt work. When the computer starts up I get a error like "Disc check cannot be used on RAW files" for a split second.

Starting the computer in safe mode doesnt make them work either.

Is there anything else I can do? Or do I just have to wipe everything and re-install the OS?


A:Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

and welcome to the Forum

I would first run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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Starting approx 3 wks ago each time I booted my PC I got "check disc" prompt from Windows. I ran it a few times and then would skip (only took 4-5 mins) I then Ran HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools Advanced a few times. Every thing OK. Ran defrag on hard drive. Re-booted and no "ck disc". Next re-boot, "ck disc" back. Can't defrag or restore due to "file system corruption" on hard drive. HP phone support was a waste of two hours. Had two "critical events" about the time this started. Power loss shutdown and an IE8 problem. IExplore,exe,version 8.0.7600.16385. I would like to find a solution other than sys restore.

A:Check Disc

Have a looky here pal

Unseting the Dirty Bit

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When I open XP check disc try's to run . Have 10 seconds to stop it by hitting ANY key.
I have done this several times and no matter which key I bang on it keeps loading. DO you know a key combo to stop it?

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When i type in chkdsk in command prompt it tells me i do not have sufficent privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode

A:check disc

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I ran a disc check and the results showed they were 4kb bad sectors found. How do I fix this problem.

Here is the scan results
Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk. 182272 file records processed. 691 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 47 reparse records processed. 242804 index entries processed. 0 unindexed files processed. 182272 security descriptors processed. Cleaning up 70 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9. Cleaning up 70 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9. Cleaning up 70 unused security descriptors. 30267 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... 33949192 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed. Windows has checked the file system and found no problems. 73400984 KB total disk space. 54211308 KB in 127490 files. 73140 KB in 30268 indexes. 4 KB in bad sectors. 291824 KB in use by the system. 65536 KB occupied by the log file. 18824708 KB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 18350246 total allocation units on disk. 4706177 allocation units available on disk. Internal Info: 00 c8 02 00 49 68 02 00 23 32 04 00 00 00 00 00 ....Ih..#2...... 6d 06 00 00 2f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 m.../........... 42 00 00 00 a2 73 f3 77 68 84 41 00 68 7c 41 00 B....s.wh.A.h|A. Windows has finished checking your disk. Please wait while your computer r... Read more

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everytime I turn on my computer it goes into Disc Check and takes 25 minutes to boot up is there a way to fix this or is my drive going bad?

A:Disc Check?

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can you tell me how to find check disc.

A:Solved: Check Disc

right click start > explore > right click on the disk you want to check > properties > tools tab > check now. If you want to run the full option, just tick the two boxes and it will run on reboot.

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My C drive has ntfs but does not run disc check. It displays a message "Volume cannot be opened for exclusive access". Please help.

A:No disc check on ntfs

run chkdsk /F /R /X at cmd or boot to your Windows XP cd and press R for recover then run chkdsk /r

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Hi, If I run Check Disc on the Win 7 Toshiba Lap top it will get to stage five and 33 % and then slow down real slow, then after many hours and still at 33 % The computer will restart by itself and start all over again and get to 33 % and do the same thing.

If I skip disc check the CP works fine. Is there anything I can do to make it check the whole disc? thanks

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trying to clean up my c drive. what boxes do i check when running disc clean up

Thanks Brenda

A:disc clean up what to check !

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Recently, when I boot up my computer, one out of two times, it will pull up a disc check before "Starting Windows," letting me log in, etc. I was just curious as to why it's so frequent, and if there's a way to stop it.

A:Repeated Disc Check

Is your computer shutting down normally?

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after finding an issue with AVG and firefox i thought i found my issue. i then removed and old version on Mcafee, restarted and now i have a 30+ minute disc check...any thoughts ???

avg found no issues
ad-aware found no issues

hp desktop w/xp pro
2x hdd

A:30+ min scandisc/disc check

Happens to me also. I guess it just depends on how big it is and how many sectors/ partions etc..

It prob just normal i guess, if you find anything else on this, tell me about it.

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Problem is this, every now and then, when I boot up the PC, it runs through Check Disc, finds a few faults and repairs them. Its not a serious problem, and I'm getting a new PC in a month or so, but I would like to sort it out any way. Any body know what would be causing this (hard drive problem?) Theres no other problems on the PC as far as I can tell.

Windows XP Pro SP2
2 * 80gb hard drive
768 MB 2700
1800 Athlon
128 MB 9600 ATI Radeon
Epox 8K3A+ Motherboard

Both hard drives are connected thought the normal IDE connections, not on the onborad RAID.

Thanks for any ideas


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Hello! I was trying to clean up my father's laptop, and thought I'd run a check disc. I had it scheduled to run on next restart, restarted my computer, and waited to watch numbers go up. And... It never ran? So I searched online, and found this thread on your forum:

Chkdsk will not run - I did the safe mode work around, and it didn't work. So I went to the second thing, the SFC/scannow thing, and I got this:

2010-11-09 19:05:53, Info CSI 000001c5 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2010-11-09 19:05:53, Info CSI 000001c7 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-Autochk, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2010-11-09 19:05:54, Info CSI 000001c9 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"settings.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2010-11-09 19:05:54, Info CSI 000001cb [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"settings.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0... Read more

A:Computer won't run Check Disc.

Run the SFC three times, it does not fix all the problems at once.
Did you try step 3? That will reset everything.

If yes, try to run this way

In an elevated command prompt type chkdsk /f
Works the same in Vista.

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My computer with XP Home crashed and after trying to recover it for days I decided instead to try making a new install disc with nlite.
My original installation disc was XP sp2 but over the years it had been updated with sp3 which of course was not on my disc.
I found an ISO copy of sp3 and I followed a very involved set of instructions that should have led to a slipstreamed disc with my original installation disc, the ISO copy of sp3 and in addition all of the updates that had been released up to the date that microsoft stopped issuing further updates for XP.
I then proceeded to make a complete slipstreamed disc with all of this and to use it to do a fresh install of XP on my computer.
I thought that I had followed the fresh install instruction correctly and my computer seemed to install all of this ok. and it started up fine but seemed somewhat different than expected.  When I checked the system information on the computer it shows the install as XP Home sp2....
What I want to know is if  there is a way to check a slipstreamed disc for accuracy BEFORE using it to reinstall the system??  I have no idea what went wrong with the process so I hesitate to even try it again.  Thanks for advice.

A:Is it possible to check a slipstreamed XP disc before using it?

I have not used nlite but I have used AutoStreamer with success. I would download the XP SP3 exe file here. AutoStreamer here. You cannot use Autostreamer to include all post SP3 updates though. The SP3 iso is not used with Autostreamer, only the SP3 exe file.
If after installing SP3 you cannot get Windows Update to work then download and install the Windows XP update agent here.
The above guide is for SP2 but all steps are the same for SP3. Only difference is your SP3 exe file
Edit Edit: you can tell if you have a XP SP3 install disk by looking at the root files on the CD. You should see a file with a SP3. Double clicking the Readme file should give you information on the disk. I will have to confirm this looking at my SP3 install disk.

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Hii I have windows vista home premium 32-bit and every time I boot my system it wants to run disc check how do i stop that

A:disc check at every boot

See if these help:



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Every time I turn my laptop on, it wants to run disc check. If I let the disc check run, the only problem that I see is "58 Reparsed Records processed". After the disc check runs (or if i don't allow it to run), the computer boots up and runs ok. Does anyone know why this is happening and what if anything I can do to correct the problem.

A:Disc Check when booting up

MIght try this.

Click on the Start menu and open the run dialog.
2. Type "cmd" and return (without quotes)
3. Next type "fsutil dirty query <letter of drive that chkdsk keeps checking>" (for example, C:
4. If the returned message indicates that the volume is dirty, go to step 5
5. Next type "chkdsk <drive letter> /f /x"
If you get this below answer YES.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>
6. After that finishes, repeat step 3.
7. If the volume is no longer dirty, reboot and chkdsk should not reappear.

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When I run the disc check on my extra drive for my windows 7 pc it stops during the process and says it can't find windows and will not complete.... I run a music program called pro tools pretty much exclusively off the pc. Unsure but maybe the drive I mounts at time.

A:Disc check error

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When i try to run check disc, i get a message that says, cannot open volume for direct acess. I tried running check disk from command promp also. Keep getting same message. i even tried starting in safe mode and then running check disc. Keep getting same message. How can i get check disc to run.

A:check disc problems

Either boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r or do the following:right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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I have a Dell 2020 wireless computer with Windows 7 Pro. I also have a Western Digital 1T external backup drive and MSE and Malwarebytes protection...

I downloaded a short video (6 minutes long) about week ago and I've been having problems since then. First the download slowed down my computer and a Megabytes full system scan found 6 PUP's. I deleted the download and all the PUP's but now my computer will not start normally. Instead I have to start it by tapping F8 and then selecting the "last known good configuration" option to get it going (the other options don't work). I tried to find the problem(s) by scheduling "disc check" and using sfc/scannow but they will not work anymore. I would appreciate anyone's help with this...thanks

A:Disc Check and sfc/scannow

Are you able to restore your computer to a date/time prior to when you downloaded that short video?

System Restore

If system restore doesn't help, can you access Safe Mode? You could try running sfc/ scannow from there.

Safe Mode

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I just installed the recent updates for Windows XP Home Edition which required a restart. My computer is set to run Windows Disc Check at start up. The updates installed, I rebooted, windows loaded, disc check ran, (stating all good) everything started loading then next thing I know the computer reboots and disc check starts running again. Continuously over and over. When disc check restarts I can hit any key within 3 seconds to stop the scan. But when the main screen starts to load there is an icon that I believe belongs to the disc check. Showing it running. I can right click on it and bring up "stop". But that doesnt stop it either. I tried the F10 button but it said the file was missing to restore that way. I can get into the the F1 screen but have no idea what to do there. I have a HP PC and am running windows xp home edition service pack 3 I believe.

A:Disc Check Continuously Running

does tapping F8 work and allow you to enter into safe mode

do you have the recovery Cds at all

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when i ran check disc for c drive today, it paused at 11% on stage 4 at file 8401 for a very long time. i let it be that way but after a time the screen suddenly turned blue & before i could read what was written the computer rebooted. it ran a disc check again but this time too, the same sequence of events repeated till i cancelled the disc check before it started the third time.
whats wrong? how to i get disc check to complete?
your help will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

A:check disc stops on its own suddenly

If check disk stops at the same place it has found a problem in the same place. I would recommend if you can backing up the data on that hard drive to a external storage first then go on with the testing. Their is a good chance your hard drive is dying or dead.

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Hi all.
Every time I boot my Laptop it runs Check Disc unless I hit return. I ran SFC /scannow and it said everything was fine but it still runs Check Disc on boot. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1.
Hope someone can help.

A:Check Disc runs at startup

Chkdsk and sfc /SCANNOW are two different tools, performing different functions.
Chkdsk without the /r attribute or the /f attribute...does nothing to but read...no repairs of any sort are attempted/made.  Soooo...anytime that chkdsk automatically runs by itself, my suggestion is to immediately attempt to run the chkdsk /r command (after the system has fully booted and settled down).  Chkdsk concerns itself with the contents of a given partition, no matter how large or how small.   It does not examine an entrie drive unless the entire drive is one partition.
sfd /SCANNOW checks Windows system files for integrity (damage, missing, etc) and attempts to replace those files which are noted as missing or damaged.  It does not concern itself with anything but Windows files.
I suggest that you run the chkdsk /r command on your Windows partition...by one of the the methods detailed by Leo.

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After my laptop took a tumble, I decided to perform a disc check, taking the time to scan for bad sectors and all whatnot.
Of course, this process took several hours, and I'm not going to babysit the computer the whole time. And when its done it just boots into windows as per normal.
But I'm kinda curious how the scan went. Is there any way I can see the results of the scan, apart from watching the scan the whole time, and reading what the screen says for the half a second between when it finishes the scan and when windows starts up?

A:Is there a way to view the results of a disc check?


How to Read the Event Viewer Log for Check Disk (chkdsk) in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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when I go to computer / properties / check disc for errors - it gives me the option of - automatically fix file errors - or - scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors - if I click the first one it says cannot check while disc is being used ( norton? )- and the second one seems to want to go on for hours and hours, but the interesting thing is that my norton anti-virus keeps popping up a small window that says it is doing background work. and when I cancel the disc check process the norton background window disappears. so what is norton doing or is it a windows 7 issue?

A:error disc check - interference

Turn off NOrton

Your computer seems to be normal You must indicate that you want to check the drive and then turn off the compuer and then boot up

It takes long, about an hour or more. This is normal.

The way you access the first feature is to go to computer>left click>right click on drive c>go to properties>tools and then check disc for errors. then restart computer.

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I have a Dell computer running Windows XP w/ SP2. I ran a disc clean up, compressed old files and scheduled a disc check. I restarted my computer, it ran through the disc check and a check sum error showed up. I restarted the computer and it automatically started the disc check again, so I let it run, same result. I started the computer one more time, this time I cancelled the disc check. A blue screen appeared with, as best I can remember, the following; STOP: c0000221 {bad image file}. AppHelp may be corrupted. And then something about header check sum not matching the computer.

Does anyone know what this means and how I can fix it? My computer will not boot up nor can I stop it from starting the dick check.

Thank you for your help!


A:Computer Won't Boot After Disc Check

can you boot into safe mode?
does last known good do anything?

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This is on an asus g73h Laptop btw: Well, this evening I was trying to spiff up my computer. I figured out that my hdd was giving me some problems, and eventually via internet I found out about bad sectors. In an effort to check and see if I had any of said bad sectors, I scheduled a disck check on C:, my main hdd. Also, I wanted to update my graphics drives so before restarting I used driver sweeper to clear those as well, so that I could install new ones. Anyways, When I booted up the disc check kinda started to run after the "starting windows" screen, for about 1 second anyways; then bam! Bosd...This continues to happen and I cannot get passed it. I tried to get into safe mode, but it freezes at CLASSPNP.sys. So I try to use system restore, but then I remember; I cant! For a while now, Ive been getting an error that says : System restore failed to extract the orignal copy from the restore point. Source %SystemRoot%/Registration Destination: ComPlusStaging. I cant restore system image; it says no system image found or something like that.. To make matters worse, I get multiple types of bosds! I noticed one said something like Rasppoe.sys "An attempt was made to execute to non-executable memory" 0x00000fc While with the other I get a different message saying something like "check to see if you have adequate disk space" and  I get error 7x00000e. I can't see much because it is so fast, but I notice that it says "The type of file is ntfs" sometimes if not all the time dur... Read more

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Performed a hard drive test on my hp envy 17t-j000 quad edition notebook with windows 8 OS (out of warranty) and the result says hard drive optimized dts check - not available. What does it mean and how can I resolve this? 

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The problem I'm having is that whenever i restart my computer or shut it down for a while and reboot my system a System disc check occurs.
It's telling me that there are no problems but this disc check keeps occurring.
Any suggestions to what I should do?

A:Windows Running Disc Check when rebooting

Assuming it boots to your desktop run a manual chkdsk from the command prompt with a repair option enabled... that should stop the loop, although it will require a reboot and must be allowed to complete the chkdsk cycle.

It'd also be a good idea to ensure SMART is enabled in the BIOS...

C:\chkdsk /f

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by demertious wells on 2008-01-01 07:54:10
Computer is in Normal Mode.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 87% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 255 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as demertious wells.exe) ------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:54:17 AM, on 1/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:explore error check against instillation disc


1. Please choose from any of the above links. Download the file & Save it to Desktop.

2. Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that & a fresh Hijackthis log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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I try to click on computer - properties - tools - check disc for errors - but when I go to click the - automatically fix file errors - it says cannot perform function while windows is in use do you want to perform disc check next time you start up? will that work? the other alternate is to - check for and recover bad sectors - I was advised not to use this option...why?

A:check disc for errors - wont engage

Quote: Originally Posted by genxie

I try to click on computer - properties - tools - check disc for errors - but when I go to click the - automatically fix file errors - it says cannot perform function while windows is in use do you want to perform disc check next time you start up? will that work? the other alternate is to - check for and recover bad sectors - I was advised not to use this option...why?

Normal activity. you cant run it from within an OS. Simply put its asking do you want to do this at the next reboot. Yes it works, yes you can force a dismount but you really dont want to (can lead to weirdness). Check yes and on next reboot it will perform the chkdsk before windows starts.

Disk Check


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is the disk check during start up supposed to take a long time? i have vista 64 bit and i have the aurora boot image on and cannot see any percentage. i got tired of waiting and tried to boot safe mode but its also stuck at please wait... i have been waiting for an hour... what should i do?

alao, my c drive is around 300 gb full

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Every time we start our computer it runs a check disc. This just started a few days ago.

Also noticed that my CD drive and DVD drive are not listed when I open "My Computer".
When I put a CD in the either drive nothing happens
Any help will be much appreciated.
(Running XP Pro SP2)

A:Check Disc runs every time on Start-up

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I have for some time been having problems with my check disc and repair errors diagnosis. I open up check disc errors it goes to the stage of going to be starting on boot up. On boot up the start up begins to check for disc errors and then moments later a further message keeps on coming online saying that the disc error check has been cancelled everytime.

The disc errors have been checked and repaired eventually by going through the command prompt coding ect. It says it found one error and repaired it.

But still on boot up a disc check begins which I want and then stops saying the error was cancelled.

However, I am not cancelling this disc check and repair. I want the discs checked and repaired but something keeps stopping it and keeps cancelling the disc and repair check.

I wondered if anyone on this forum might know what is going on and would be willing to voice that opinion.

Furthermore, to add to my dilemma I tried to system restore my computer, however, when i pressed for system restore it said it could not restore the system because there is a disc error on drive C.

I had repaired the disc errors and it was all restored according to the command prompt. Yet when i go to system restore the computer cannot restore the system because it claims there is an error on drive C. As I have said when going into command prompt I was able to check disc errors and they were repaired so it said in the command prompt.

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A:My Problems with check and repair disc errors.

Try running this until it stops repairing corruption and errors
System Files - SFC Command

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Apologies if this question has already been answered elsewhere but google didn't help!

Had to force shut down while Samsung Kies was installing mobile phone drivers on my laptop. Now on startup I am told there is a disc error and system drive should be scanned. When it tries to scan it fails, suggests I do a system restore and windows boots as normal.

I have attempted system restore to before I installed Kies, but as there is a disc error it won't let me restore, and insists I schedule a disc check on startup as the C:/ currently in use. When computer restarts the disc check fails as usual.

Computer still running well but every time I boot I get the same system error and attempt at disc check. Annoying and slows boot up. I have deleted Kies (I wanted to install it to update someone elses phone!) but still obviously have disc error. Any ideas as to how to perform system restore without disc check, or do I just need to reinstall windows? This is annoying as no system disc!


Acer AS3810TG running Windows 7 Home Premium

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My sons laptop won't start. I've run the diagnostic tool and it says the hard disk has failed the SMART test.Failure ID 934043-6H374J-MFPX0K-60AE03Product ID C6K18EA#ABUAm I right in thinking this indicates a hard drive failure?If so, the laptop is about 18 months old so is this common?Is a replacement hard drive a viable option?He has no installation media so how can we reinstall the OS (win8)?Thanking you in anticipation!

A:HP Pavilion 15 - Hard disc SMART check failed

Hi Lippy-uk Please follow instructions from the following document: SMART HARD DRIVE ERROR - HP Notebook  Click the KUDOS thumb up on the left to say 'Thanks'**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. RegardsVisruth

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Hear me out here peoples,

This is a question I suspect that is technically very relevant to many on the forum - and I haven't seen it addressed anywhere else.

Media creation tool or direct download - either way/whichever way - Once an iso/image is burnt:

What ways are they to test the DVD for purity/authenticity?

Yes - the media creation tool verifies the image - but - malware can infect iso/image files before they are burned + rootkits can interfere during the burning process, injecting data - with the user left unaware.

I'm asking for a technical discussion - on how we can take any burnt installation disc - and check it to ensure it is as it should be. What tools exists/solutions exist out there.

When we download files online - we can sha1 verify (or MD5).

Applying this principle to burning a DVD - how can we check that - what was intended to be burnt is actually what ended up being burnt - and the purity/integrity of the data is there?

To check if there was any contamination of the data - from the point we requested the iso download, and the data that ends up on the disc?

[People say just use a clean machine - but admit it - many that think they have a clean machine are indeed infected and are completely unaware - this is the reality that is initiating this quest for a solution/discussion].


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Dear All,

Please suggest me a third-party app which will help me to achieve the below highlighted functionalities

You can suggest me 2 different apps for the 2 tasks. I am looking for something more faster than the default Win 8 error checking and defragmentation utilities.


A:Good apps for disc error check and defrag

Windows handles this functions very well these days, you can always run Check disk from the command prompt. Defrag is automatic. I used to use Diskeeper for defrag. However since I now have an SSD I have no need for it. Data Storage drives don't seem to get very fragmented and window defrag keeps up pretty well. and you can't defrag a SSD, The Trim function handles that.

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Sony Vaio PCV-RS322, XP Home Ed. Version 2 (no CD refubished computer), Svc Pk 3, Pentium 4 CPU, 2.8 GHZ, 2,79GHZ, 512 RAM, 512 Cache, 15 GB C-Drive, 100 GB D-Drive. I used the hard disk recovery tool wizard to copy computer system (lots of floppies) when I first purchased the computer as it instructed me to when it first started up in 2004. Had 2011 Norton 360 installed and up to date, computer ran slow but ok, purchased Norton 2012 Internet Security and Utilities after installing nothing but problems. Utilities said it found 4800+ errors (registry and dll's mostly). I said yes to fix, after installing Internet Sec. it found no problems. Next morning while registering product, I got 2 warning messages 1. System Infected Trojan ZeroAccess Rootkit Activity 4 and 2. System Infected TidServ Activity 2. I was asked if I would like to remove them by Norton through a 3rd party, I said yes. Computer became very slow 5 min to start up, 10 min to connect (I have Charter cable connection - fast), annoying Earthlink Pop-up Blocker trying to install but can not (error) everytime I click the mouse or to try to open a site (still does) also it continually re-directs on web sites and web pages coming up on their own. Computer would only operate in safe mode but still had many of the problems. Norton support has tried System Restore, shutting off all apps not necessary with system config. Uploading Norton's Bootable Recovery Disk, GEAR ISO burn, removing Norton from computer, Unlocke... Read more

A:check disc errors NTFS file can not open volume


If you have file system errors (NTFS), they may be capable of being repaired, they may not. If such file system errors cannot be repaired, you will have to do a clean install or restore-to-factory-defaults.

If you have hard drive problems, as distinguished from file system problems...or you have a hard drive which is creating file system problems...the first order of business should be to run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic to check the functional status of the drive.

I would start with trying to run the chkdsk /r command from within Windows. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in new screen and hit Enter. Reboot, the chkdsk /r command will execute before booting into Windows.

I also suggeest uninstalling any/all Symantec applications you currently have installed. See https://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/How-to-uninstall-NIS-2012-COMPLETELY/td-p/557156 .

The chkdsk /r command may take some time...do not interrupt it if it appears to have halted or the reflected progress moves back to previous percentage.


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Basically I woke up this morning to my computer sitting at a black screen with the cursor visible
I'm able to move the cursor but do nothing else
I rebooted my computer my manually shutting it off and then it started up as it would normally but did this disc check:

from there it moves back to the black screen with the cursor

I again restarted and booted in safe mode this time
I was then able to reach windows and tried to do a system restore to an earlier point
When i did this i was greeted with this error

Finally here is my harddrive just in case http://i.imgur.com/6JXnZ.jpg

I exported my full system info so please let me know if more info is necessary

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name *****
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model DH67BL__
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3292 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BLH6710H.86A.0076.2010.1115.1959, 15/11/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

A:Windows 7 Boots to black screen w/ cursor (also does disc check and te


wonderful start to the day!

all is not lost.

in all that info about your system, I missed whether it is a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Win7 and the manufacturer of your hard drive.

Why is that important?

I would like for you to go to a Win 7 system which works and which also has a 32 bit verion installed, if you have the 32 bit version installed--or to go to a 64 bit system if that is what is installed.

Now you will make a System Repair Disc on that system and here is how:

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button

If you have a Win 7 DVD, then you can skip that step.

What you are going to do is:
Boot up from one or the other.
Get to the System Repair options
Run a System Restore NOT!!! a System Repair.

We've got tutorials for both cases, but let me see if I can find a write-up which may get you there easier:

here's one of the two:

Insert Win 7 SYSTEM REPAIR DISC into the optical reader.

Shutdown your computer.
Power up your computer.

A dialog window will appear:
Select your Language Preference | NEXT button

Select desired operating system if more than 1 shown |
Use recovery tools... Radio button | NEXT button

Select the desired repair option
Startup Repair
System Restore
System Image Recovery
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Command Pro... Read more

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Background: I have a Sony PC, using XP Multimedia edition SP3, and the environment is traditionally very stable. It came with a single hard drive partitioned with 15GB to the c:\ and 165GB to the d:\. A few years ago my c:\ was running out of space (even though it?s only OS and Apps) so I acquired a copy of Partition Magic 8.0 and reallocated 5GB over to the c:\. Seamless! It was beautiful. Now, a few years later, I?m running out of room again and I tried the same thing but somehow hosed it up. (Note: I was sure to first do a full Disc Check, Defrag, and backup before reallocating). During the Partition Magic process (a script running before XP boots) there was and error (don?t remember the error number, 4 digits, but the process controlled the error and quit ? did not freeze the machine). I loaded XP and (using the Partition Magic reallocation wizard again) tried a second time, resulting in the same error.

At some point I did a Disc Check again on the c:\ and d:\ and upon reboot ? before XP loaded ? an error came up (~?Invalid file security ID, Resetting new ID? or something to that effect) and it ripped sequentially through thousands of files (this happened for the d:\, not the c:\). During this 40min blue screen horror show, the file names were sequential numeric (not English) so perhaps an index table or something. Yikes!! My instinct was to immediately turn off the machine and try to save whatever I could but, since I had a full backup, I reluctantly tried... Read more

A:Disc Check nightmare (error: ~“Invalid file security IDs, Resetting new IDs”)

I've had my head buried in the sand trying to make the problem magically go away. No luck with that. I had to reformat the d: partition to fix the problem. All seems fine now. In the future, before using Partition Magic, I will toggle the disc properties for indexing, whereby all files on the drive get touched to change the file properties. Through that I was able to uncover a few corrupt files and delete them via DOS. Then Partition Magic worked fine. Strangely a DiscChk did not catch the corrupt files.

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Yesterday I experienced a power outage for several hours. And since then, I have been unable to use my playstaion2. It turns on and goes to the browser, but will not read and disc put in. It reads the memory cards, the controllers work, everything works but the discs themselves.

How do I fix this?

A:Power Outage/PS2 Disc Read Error

Not having a PS2, I wouldn't be exactly sure what to do. But I would suggest unplugging it from the outlet, and if the manual says anything about clearing the PS2 memory, then try that. (Not the memory sticks, the actual memory inside the PS2...I don't know if you can clear it, but check the manual).

Also, does the CD have any scratches or anything on it? Do any other CD's work?

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I'm having troubles with two disc drives I installed into my computer....

I currently have 2 plugged into my computer (Both internal). One is a CD drive, and the other a DVD.

Now, at first I had two CD drives installed and they worked fine, however I needed my computer to read DVD's also... So I removed one of my CD drives and installed a DVD drive. They both have power to them, however my computer doesn't seem to be able to communicate with them in a sense of transferring data. It doesn't even recognize the original CD drive that I had installed. I don't receive errors, they are simply non-responsive.

Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Help would be much appreciated,

A:Power to disc drives, but no data reading

Are the drives IDE or SATA? If they are IDE you need to make sure the jumpers are set to MASTER and SLAVE or if you have a CS cable then the jumpers on both drives are set to CS.

If they are SATA there are no jumpers to set.

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hi guys i got acer 4530 Series Laptop, vista is not booting completely any more. So i decided to reinstall vista from a bootable Disc. When I insert vista bootable disc & when i press enter key to start from DVD, then after a minute Laptop completeky power OFF, tried many times, so it never like install vista from Disc.

Can any body let me know what cause this problem, i tried with diffrent Disc like Vista, XP or Win 7, none is going to install on this Laptop.

Any help appricated.

Thanks for your answers.

A:Laptop Power OFF when using Bootable Vista Disc

What type of surface is your computer sitting on? sheets, table, etc? Have you had any overheating issues in the past?

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Hi there ,long back i created a data cd encrypted by password using cyberlink power to go and
now I dont remember the password and I need to information on
the disk.
Can anyone out there help me with any methods of retrieving the
password or bypassing the password.
Pliz Pliz Pliz I need your help.thank you.

A:How to retrieve password on cd disc created by cyberlink power to go?

we cannot assist with passwords as per the rules here
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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