Disc check g:\ drive at startup

By plasma dragon00
Mar 6, 2008
  1. ok, whenever my pc turns on, right after windows loads i get the screen showing " windows is scanning g:\ for inconsistencies. press any button to cancel the disc check."

    and it does this every single time windows starts up now! and frankly its a bit annoying. i havent done any file system modifications to it, its just used for backup. its a Seagate 500 gig sata hard drive with a 16 mb cache.

    ive heard a way to stop it before but i completely forget how or where it was. any ideas?


  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Can be two things:

    The drive is actually faulty!
    Or in boot.ini file

    Go to System in Control Panel
    Bottom Settings
    Edit button

    Just check in there. Note this little file, is used to Start Windows, only change what you know to change.
  3. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    thank you, i actually did find a way last night before i went to bed though, wasnt able to post it however.

    start>run> chkntfs /x g:

    and its fixed ^_^
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I have never known about this executable!

    This is incredible, I have totally missed this exe in all my years, I really thought I knew every file there is (obviously the detailed descriptions are sketchy, but needless to say I've seen them all - so I thought!)

    I've watched many scans (watching all the files wizzing by) But chkntfs.exe doesn't even look normal.

    By the way, I have since read all there is to know about this exe.

    Thankyou for informing me about this.

    I think I'll do a *.exe search, just in case. nah! there's no more new ones
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,148   +597

    this is a permanent change to the chkdsk behavior, meaning that drive will NEVER
    be checked again.

    run chkdsk /f g: and let it run to completion at least once.
    then go back and run chkntfs /d
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