WHy does Windows always boot up and check my second HD for errors

By Killvehicle
Sep 2, 2005
  1. Basically as stated no big deal,, but I have windows Xp home SP1,, I have recently upgraded everything,,new Cpu, 2 new Sata HD A Western digital Raptor 10,000 37 gig for all apps,, Formatted as NtFS,, A second W.D SATA 7200 160 gig for all my audio files (since this is a audio recording system) also NTFS. Anyway whenevr windows starts it say "One of your disk drives is NTFS and must be checked for consisitency" It only checks the 160 gig, 1 out 5 times it says, "some unallocated space has been configured as allocated, or something similar, and then fixes this problem and reboots.. NOthing major has ever happend and many times there is nothing wrong and it loads straight onto windows,, Is this a standard Windows check which for some reasdon is now activated at startup,, (casue I did re-install windows and all my apps also when this started to happen) or is the drive somehow unstable?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    try booting into Safe Mode and run CHKDSK /F on the second drive manually
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