chkdsk doesn't run after reboot

I'm running Windows 7 Home Basic on an Asus K55N laptop. I need to run chkdsk with /F option, which is available only after scheduling and rebooting, but it simply doesn't run - windows starts up normally instead.


I've tried scheduling the chkdsk through command menu, through the drive property context menu on explorer and also by manually changing the registry key value.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute is set to:

autocheck autochk /p \??\C:
autocheck autochk * lsdelete


I've also tried removing the first line from the value and rebooting. no success at all.


the autochk.exe file does not seem to be corrupted, as it has 760kb, same size as in a friend's machine.

EDIT: well, after running the command sfc /scanfile=c:\windows\system32\autochk.exe, I got a response stating that Windows found corrupted files, but couldn't correct them. What should I do in order to fix it?



 

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Last updated November 12, 2018 Views 2,933 Applies to:
Hi,

As per your edit, you can try:

1. Running System File Checker -

SFC /SCANNOW:

What does running SFC /SCANNOW do?

The sfc /scannow command (System File Checker) scans the integrity of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible.

To run the SFC /SCANNOW command in Windows 7:

- Open an elevated command promt (run cmd as administrator).

- In elevated command prompt, type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes, and press enter. Do note this can take some time to finish.

To see and read only the "SFC" scan results from the CBS.log:

- Open an elevated command promt (run cmd as administrator).

- Copy and paste the following and then press enter:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >C:\sfcdetails.txt

This will create a file called sfcdetails.txt at the root of your system (C:\) containing only the SFC scan results from the CBS.log.

2:


Manually extracting the corrupted files from the install media - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/42776-extract-files-windows-7-installation-dvd.html

^^ In order to do step #2, you need to know which files are corrupt, so if you try step #1 and it cannot repair the files, copy & paste the command to generate a log that you can look through to see exactly what file(s) are corrupt and cannot be repaired so you can manually replace it.

Regards,

Patrick
Debugger/Reverse Engineer.

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Ok, new autochk.exe, old problem. The new autochk.exe has full information on the properties detail tab, unlike the older one - it had only size and type.  It still doesn't run after rebooting though.  

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Hi,

References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista - check methods 3 and 4
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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Disk issues can get serious very quickly so I would thoroughly check the drive now and be sure
to keep redundant backups of your important data (use several methods).

In this case skip down to the Advanced Methods or better the Manufacturer's Diagnostic 
Utilities
.

Inside Windows - Regular or Safe Mode (repeatedly tap F8 as you boot).

Run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

OR :

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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For even better and more efficient checking : <- Advanced Methods

From the Command Prompt of the Recovery Console (if you have one) or from a Windows 7
disk - if you do not have a Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friend's (it needs to be same 32
or 64 bit and they are not copy protected) or make one. Also your System maker will sell the
physical disks cheap since you already own Windows. See below to make a Windows 7 disk
if needed.

chkdsk /f /r

REBOOT

Space after k and before /  and after f and before /

sfc /scannow

REBOOT

Space after c and before /

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

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If you do not have a Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy
protected. Your System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already
own Windows. Also you can make a repair disk on another computer.

If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

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If CheckDisk fails to complete as above :  <-- Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utilities.

(The old 302602 links is not valid now for the diagnostic links.)

Diagnostic Utilities By Manufacturer - run the one for your hard drive
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/hard-drive-support/462298-no-ide-device-found.html

Corrected list as of 6-09-2010

Fujitsu Hard Drives: Diagnostic Utilities Here
http://www.fujitsu.com/emea/products/hdd/

Hitachi Hard Drives: Diagnostic Utilities Here
http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

IBM Hard Drives: Use Hitachi Utilities*

Toshiba Hard Drives: Use Hitachi or Maxtor Utilities

Maxtor Hard Drives: Diagnostic Utilities Here (now SeaGate)
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/

Quantum Hard Drives: Use Maxtor Utilities

Seagate Hard Drives: Diagnostic Utilities Here
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Conner Hard Drives: Use Seagate Utilities

Samsung Hard Drives: Diagnostic Utilities Here
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/

Western Digital Hard Drives: Diagnostic Utilities Here
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en


 The trial versions of one of these "might" help.

SpeedFan
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

HD Tune
http://www.hdtune.com/

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Go into Setup/Settings (BIOS/CMOS) often F2 as you boot so watch screen as you startup. Set the
boot order to CD/DVD to use Windows disks (Vista or Windows 7 whichever you have installed.)
Remember to set back when done.

If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.
Often a these disks will help when the OEM Recovery Disk does not.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs - now charging $9.75 for the ISO
images to make the disks. (These can be made on any computer running XP,
Vista, or Window 7 that has a CD/DVD burner.)
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc - Free (Must be made on a
Windows 7 computer running the same 32 or 64 bit.)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

A Installation Disk can also be made to use for Repair. Of course you would use your own
COA (Product Key).

Windows 7 (English) with Service Pack 1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - X17-58996

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-58997

Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-59183

Windows 7 Professional (x64) - X17-59186

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* - X17-59463

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)* - X17-59465


See MVP Andre Da Costa's message in this thread.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/how-can-i-download-gatewaywindows7recovery-disc/3c0ecd74-cfc1-4188-89c7-a6bbe8113ee1

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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Hi,

Check Option 3 here :

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html


Many of the files sfc can't fix are not important.

Start - type in Search box ->  CMD   find at top - Right Click on - RUN AS ADMIN

put the command from below (copy and paste it) into that box and then hit enter.

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

that creates the sfcdetails.txt file in the folder you are in when you run it.

So if you are in C:\Windows\System32>    then you will need to look in that folder
for the file.

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker
(SFC.exe) program generates in Windows Vista (and Windows 7)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228 and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

That creates sfcdetails.txt  in C:\Windows\System32   find it and you can post the
errors into a message here. NOTE : there probably are duplicates so please only
post each section of errors once.

You can read the log/txt files easier if you right click on Notepad or Wordpad then
RUN AS ADMIN - then you can navigate to sfcdetails.txt ( in C:\Windows\System32 )
or cbs.log ( in C:\Windows\Logs ) as needed. (You may need to search for sfcdetails.txt
if it was not created in the default folders.)

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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