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    Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    I have a laptop that i shut down inproperly one time, and now every time i boot it up it goes into scandisk just after the bios loads. it takes about an hour for the scandisk to finish and everythiong works properly after that, but i have started it up many times and every time it goes right into scandisk. can anyone help with this problem??

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    Try opening a command window - Start | run | cmd. Then enter

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    Joe,..Thanks for the quick response. I after typing the first string you gave me in the cmd prompt i received a reply stating that it couldn't lock the disk because it was a fat 32 disk. however it allowed me to set for checkdisk and i rebooted and am running it now as we speak. after it runs and boots up i will run the second string you gave me and see if it will show me any errors.

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    I ran the second string you gave me joe and it said that c disk was not dirty. I rebooted again and it still goes to scandisk.

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    See if Chkdsk (Check Disk), ChkNTFS, and Autochk (Auto Check) helps. Note the section about checking autochk registry entries.

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    I checked my reg and found that is is already set to exclude the c drive from being checked by chkdsk it is set at "/k: C:*" But it atill checks it when rebooting, thats odd. I also tried the "chkntfs /x C: " command but it just tells me that it is not a ntfs drive and doesn't do anything further.

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    WOW!! I'm lost. Sorry. Maybe someone else can come up with an idea.

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    Re: Scandisk on startup (SP2)

    Well it looks like you and Joe have covered most of the bases. Just in case however, have a look at this article . NOTE - do NOT click on View Solution. Rather, scroll down (way down) and view the "Accepted Solution" near the bottom of the page. You may want to print this as this site places a cookie on your machine and will not let you view this solution again (even if you don't click on "View Solution").

    This Google returns quite a few articles on the problem, but I think Joe has covered most of the possible solutions listed.
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