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    Windows checking for consistency (Windows XP Pro SP2 )

    For the past couple of days, every time I turn on my PC I get the message that Windows is checking my disk (in all cases it is my D drive) for consistency. Each time I let it run to completion - yet every time I start up - including warm boots - this happens. So far it's happened 5 or 6 times in a row. The disk is a Western Digital 60gb IDE - a little over a year old - and i don't usually access the data on it. Do I need to worry about a possible disk crash?

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    Re: Windows checking for consistency (Windows XP P

    This article at pcbuyerbeware sums up the likely causes and possible solutions.

    Is the drive formatted with FAT32 or NTFS?

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    Re: Windows checking for consistency (Windows XP P

    Thanks, Leif -

    It's formatted as NTFS.

    I'll read the article in the morning - just woke up at my desk and I figure it must be time for bed. <img src=/S/yawn.gif border=0 alt=yawn width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Windows checking for consistency (Windows XP P

    In rare occasions CHKDSK does not remove the flag bit after performing three-stage check (chkdsk /f).

    To remove this flag (that triggers check disk on startup), click Start | Run, type

    chkdsk /r

    and hit Enter. Click Yes when prompted to run chkdsk on the next boot and restart your computer. After performing five-stage check, you would not be prompted to run check disk on startup anymore (until the next crash).

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