Chkdsk on boot up

By drecked
Jan 14, 2012
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  1. I have another little problem I would like some help with .
    every time I boot up my comp it wants to do a Chkdsk so
    I went run* got the window between the lines put in a N
    >>Select C:\WINDOWS\system32\Chkdsk.exe

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Cannot lock current drive.

    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) N
    but still every time I start my comp is does the Chkdsk bit
    can you give me an Idea on how to get rid of that ?
    regards drecked
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Have you tried just allowing it to run the Chkdsk one time to see what results, and to see if it will run normally thereafter?
  3. drecked

    drecked TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    yes I usually let it do what it wants to , But partition it does the checking on won't let
    me fragment it because > it's says scheduled to run chkdsk /f ! ???
    It's got me stuffed
  4. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    1. click on your start menu and open the run dialog.
    2. type "cmd" and return (note: dont enter quotes)
    3. Next type "fsutil dirty query c:"
    4. If the return message indicates that the volume is dirty go to step 5
    5. Next type "chkdsk c: /f /x" (where c is the letter of the your os drive)
    6. After that finshes repeat step 3.
    7. If it is no longer dirty then reboot and you should notice no more
  5. drecked

    drecked TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Thanks Jdillman , It capitulated and no more chkdsk on boot up, I put that in my how to fix
    it file . Your help Is much appreciated , Regards Drecked
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    just FYI - - NEVER defrag without running CHKDSK /F - - if you do, you can
    cause irreparable damage to your data or the system
  7. drecked

    drecked TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Thanks for he tip JB , luckily than it would not let me defrag , after doing what Jdillman
    advised me every thing went back to normal, I think my comp has She tendency's ! LOL
    thanks for your input, cheers drecked
  8. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Great, glad to hear everything worked out.

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