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Disc check

By te00 · 7 replies
Jul 6, 2007
  1. Hello guys...

    For almost 3 days every time i start my pc i get this:

    Scanning files on drive D:
    File system is ntfs
    Volume label is (unreadable letters)

    Scanning files for consistency..

    Whats that concistency?i dunno,and how to solve.
    This problem begun when 1 day while downloading some stuff via p2p prog some hard disk errors pop up,and it deleted 2 files that i was downloading.
    Everything is ok,except this scan prompt(which i can abort if i want).

    At this time speaking i havent run a disk check.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    That worries me, it may be a sign that the drive has had it, run a command prompt change path to the drive and type label.

    Then its time to do one,

    Run a command prompt and type chkdsk d: /f .

    Reboot and let the chkdsk run and then reboot and see if it runs chkdsk on the drive again.

    I also found this advice from this site here

    what you're experiencing is what Windows refers to as "setting the dirty bit" and what you have to do is unset that bit. Every time Windows XP starts, autochk.exe is called by the kernel to scan all volumes to check if the volume dirty bit is set. If the dirty bit is set, autochk performs an immediate chkdsk /f on that volume. Chkdsk /f verifies file system integrity and attempts to fix any problems with the volume. It is usually caused by a hard shut down or a power loss during a read-right operation on that particular drive.

    How do I fix it, you ask?

    Well, that's easy. First click Start | Run | and bring up a command prompt by typing in


    and then type

    fsutil dirty query d:

    To see the other commands for fsutil type fsutil plus /? or just type fsutil alone. Here is what you will see:

    ---- Commands Supported ----

    behavior Control file system behavior
    dirty Manage volume dirty bit
    file File specific commands
    fsinfo File system information
    hardlink Hardlink management
    objectid Object ID management
    quota Quota management
    reparsepoint Reparse point management
    sparse Sparse file control
    usn USN management
    volume Volume management

    This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty. Next, type


    The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. At this time, manually reboot your computer, it should not do a Chkdsk and take you directly to Windows.

    Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another CMD prompt and type and now you want to do a Chkdsk manually by typing

    Chkdsk /f /r d

    This should take you through 5 stages of the scan and will unset that dirty bit. Finally, type

    fsutil dirty query d:

    and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive. It will give you this message:

    Volume - d: is NOT Dirty

    From here we are back to some sense of normalcy

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    I almost prefer to say, do NOT use registry cleaner programs, period.

    If you can find a free version of RegClean by Jouni Vuoro, you will have agood and simple product, but he has now gone commericial with JV16 and JV Power Tools
    Registry Editors are a very big sales item. Millions upon millions are made on abotu 88 products every year. Most are worthless or dangerous. They are practically snake oil.

    What are the possible performance benefits can you get from “cleaning up” unneeded registry entries and eliminating a few stray DLL files? Even in the best-case scenario the good that is done is trivial at best. Maybe a second or two here and there, maybe a few kilobytes of freed-up RAM. Remember, this software is promising to fix your machine by removing stuff... and most users don't know or understand what is being removed.

    That removal is a big risk. If you know what you want removed, you can use RegClean or RegCleaner to remove it. If you don't know what to remove DO NOT REMOVE IT. You are probably just causing future problems for yourself.

    In our repair shop, I have never seen a computer that was made better by a Registry Editor or Registry Cleaner. But we have seen a lot of computers tha required a full reinstall because somebody without knowledge ran a registry editor.

    Think of registry editor as a "Money Maker" for somebody. Free ones are just test versions for people who expect to make money when the software is perfected.

    $121 million was made on registry editors last year. The total made by Registry Mechanic alone is truly astonishing.

    I have never seen any serious performance testing on registry fix software. If it exists, let me know... I mean thorough stuff, not marketing reviews. We would be interested in seeing what is in print. However, without rigorous testing and proper fail-safe construction, we must advise everyone to avoid any such utility.

    If someone tells you they know some program that edits a registry and fixes problems, but remains rather fail safe, tell them to show you the data before you ruin your install.

    You can use an editor like RegClean or RegCleaner or similar (found at www.majorgeeks.com, among other sites) you will learn a lot, and you will damage little, unless you want to.
  4. te00

    te00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Well u ve been very helpful.I ll do what u suggest and tell u the results.
    raybay,ur post has to do sth with my question??if yes could u explain it a bit more??I have never used tools such reg cleaner or any other.
    Only antivirus-PG2-firewall-spyware is on my computer.Have never used anything more.

    thank u both for ur quick response.Cheers :)
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hey Raybay were you on the golden liquid when you posted this :giddy: , or did you click the wrong thread ;) ....

  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Something weird that I have yet to figger out... This happened in three different messages... in a very short time window. where I posted replies to messages that were sent me, regarding known threads, and these replies went to places I never intended.
    Guess I will have to find a computer tech.
  7. te00

    te00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Runnin disc check problem solved. :)
  8. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Might be a TS issue, I know Julio causes problems sometimes when he starts messing with the code, on the same note sometimes if I just look at a thread I get subscribed to it.

    Wierd thing these VB forums, i personally wouldnt want to be responsible for keeping it going...

    As for having to find a computer tech, good luck, there aint none round here :p
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