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Disk needs to be checked.........

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Disk needs to be checked.........

I Have had the following message appear several times during bootup,
Disk needs to be checked for consistency.
There is a item on the Microsoft website which suggests going into system tools,shceduled tasks and deleting either chkdsk or autochk.
Neither of these files appear in scheduled tasks.
Any advice where I go from here ?
Windows 7 32 bit.
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magnetism2772
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

a read through of this chkdsk command  information may help
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831426
magnetism2772
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

if everything fails
set the  disk dirty check flag  to off  again by  using
your Windows copy disk and when its loaded run the command prompt
then type
Chkdsk /f  which starts up a run regardless of flag state  to ensure that errors are fixed. the problem should stop after you manually run the command and let it finish once cleanly.
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

Quote from: gleneagles
I Have had the following message appear several times during bootup,
Disk needs to be checked for consistency.
There is a item on the Microsoft website which suggests going into system tools,shceduled tasks and deleting either chkdsk or autochk.
Neither of these files appear in scheduled tasks.

So you know this isn't a scheduled event, there is a real problem with your hard disc.  Does the autochk process actually run?  Does it finish successfully?  Does it report finding and correcting errors?
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

I'm not convinced it's a hard disk issue as I have Windows 7 on 2 computers and both have come up with this message on the odd occassion.
After it's scanned through everything I don't get any messages that anything has been repaired and windows then continues to boot normally.
Not too clear on what you mean by using the Windows copy disk.........If I put this in will it not ask me if I want to reinstall windows ? or can I just ignore this and just type Chdsk/f and everything will run from there ?
The last thing I want to do is reinstall windows.
When you mention command prompt do you mean just type Chdsk/f in the run box.
magnetism2772
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

---------------------------- first things first -----------------------------------
type regedit in the window  just above windows desktop start button
to run the registry editor
click on its menu bar Edit>Find
paste the line below in the find what window
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute
look in the right window for BootExecute
right  click and modify
then add new Value    
autocheck autochk *

too add the line that you see in the photo  

close the registry editor and reboot the pc
--------------------------------------done------------------
I was referring to running a command prompt from your windows DVD disk
from your DVD drive to reset the disk is dirty flag

magnetism2772
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

copy and paste the new line of reg data
dont type it
I think some closing program  down from a disk operation has modified this entry  wrongly
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Re: Disk needs to be checked.........

Giro,
Thanks for the further info.
Will do as you suggest. I feel fairly sure some other program has reset something.
Thanks