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autochk.exe not found, however...

By gendem
Feb 18, 2004
  1. Hi there

    I have a PC that goes into an endless reboot cycle due to autochk not being found, as described here (techspot thread) . It would appear to be the partition table case, not the bad hotfix case, caused by diskeeper.

    The problem, however, is that the disk in question is a dynamic disk, and the partitions in question are type 42, so using ptedit may damage the contents of the drive if I switch it to type 07 as described.

    Is there anyone out there that has a fix for this case?

    UPDATE: Partition Magic resue disks can't do anything with dynamic disks, all operations are disabled and no individual partitions are visible.

    UPDATE 2: ERD Commander doesn't seem to work either...trying to log into the windows installtion reports that all 4 hives are missing, even though I can browse the hard disk. Very perplexing. This means that I have no way to actually edit the registry to try the potential solution described in other threads.

    UPDATE 3: The windows recovery console doesn't seem to understand the correct size of the drive...it's reporting a 250GB drive as 131GB. This is starting to make me angry now.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

  3. Mark Hasenbein

    Mark Hasenbein TS Rookie

    Autochk not found but boots up fine

    :( Downloaded Mic. hotfixes but i dont have kb824105 in add and remove programes. Have a used Dell 4500 my first computer and im a newbee only had it 4 months learn by trying things out. I need some tec help please!
     
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