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    Scan disk props

    Every time i boot up Starting yesterday Scandisk is bugging me to scan partion P and I so i let it scan thinking it would leave me alone yet its still pops up on boot up checked every thing i know of but still no fix

    Any one know why? Scandisk is plaging me

    Win xp

    P: is programs partion on Drive 1 western D SE

    I is Images on Drive 2 Western D

    Both happen to be partion 2 on ther drives

    Thers 4 partions to each drive
    TIA
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    Look for an "odd" entry in msconfig (I can't recall what the name of it is).

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    Nothing in ther odd
    Just norton, Sygate, Weatherbug, xp style and Systray
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    Sounds like a corrupted registry hive. Do a search for it a microsoft. There's lots of info on it.

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    XP should be using chkdsk, not scandisk. If it's running scandisk you have a major malfunction.

    Are you dualbooting along with a 9x OS?



    ChkdskCreates and displays a status report for a disk based on the file system. Chkdsk also lists and corrects errors on the disk. Used without parameters, chkdsk displays the status of the disk in the current drive.

    Syntax
    chkdsk [volume:][[Path] FileName] [/f] [/v] [/r] [/x] [/i] [/c] [/l[:size]]

    Parameters
    volume:
    Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name.
    [Path] FileName
    Specifies the location and name of a file or set of files that you want chkdsk to check for fragmentation. You can use wildcard characters (that is, * and ?) to specify multiple files.
    /f
    Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive, a message appears that asks you if you want to check the drive the next time you restart the computer.
    /v
    Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked.
    /r
    Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. The disk must be locked.
    /x
    Use with NTFS only. Forces the volume to dismount first, if necessary. All open handles to the drive are invalidated. /x also includes the functionality of /f.
    /i
    Use with NTFS only. Performs a less vigorous check of index entries, reducing the amount of time needed to run chkdsk.
    /c
    Use with NTFS only. Skips the checking of cycles within the folder structure, reducing the amount of time needed to run chkdsk.
    /l[:size]
    Use with NTFS only. Changes the log file size to the size you type. If you omit the size parameter, /l displays the current size.
    /?
    Displays help at the command prompt.
    Remarks
    Running chkdsk
    To run chkdsk on a fixed disk, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

    Checking a locked drive at restart
    If you want chkdsk to correct disk errors, you cannot have open files on the drive. If files are open, the following error message appears:

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

    If you choose to check the drive the next time you restart the computer, chkdsk checks the drive and corrects errors automatically when you restart the computer. If the drive partition is a boot partition, chkdsk automatically restarts the computer after it checks the drive.

    Reporting disk errors
    Chkdsk examines disk space and disk use for the file allocation table (FAT) and NTFS file systems. Chkdsk provides information specific to each file system in a status report. The status report shows errors found in the file system. If you run chkdsk without the /f command-line option on an active partition, it might report spurious errors because it cannot lock the drive. You should use chkdsk occasionally on each disk to check for errors.

    Fixing disk errors
    Chkdsk corrects disk errors only if you specify the /f command-line option. Chkdsk must be able to lock the drive to correct errors. Because repairs usually change a disk's file allocation table and sometimes cause a loss of data, chkdsk sends a confirmation message similar to the following:

    10 lost allocation units found in 3 chains.

    Convert lost chains to files?

    If you press Y, Windows saves each lost chain in the root directory as a file with a name in the format Filennnn.chk. When chkdsk finishes, you can check these files to see if they contain any data you need. If you press N, Windows fixes the disk, but it does not save the contents of the lost allocation units.

    If you do not use the /f command-line option, chkdsk sends a message if a file needs to be fixed, but it does not fix any errors.

    If you use chkdsk /f on a very large disk (for example, 70 gigabytes) or a disk with a very large number of files (for example, millions of files), chkdsk might take a long time (for example, over several days) to complete. The computer is not available during this time because chkdsk does not relinquish control until it is finished.

    Checking a FAT disk
    Windows displays chkdsk status reports for a FAT disk in the following format:

    Volume Serial Number is B1AF-AFBF

    72214528 bytes total disk space

    73728 bytes in 3 hidden files

    30720 bytes in 12 directories

    11493376 bytes in 386 user files

    61440 bytes in bad sectors

    60555264 bytes available on disk

    2048 bytes in each allocation unit

    35261 total allocation units on disk

    29568 available allocation units on disk

    Checking an NTFS disk
    Windows displays chkdsk status reports for an NTFS disk in the following format:

    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    CHKDSK is verifying files...

    File verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying indexes...

    Index verification completed.

    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors...

    Security descriptor verification completed.

    12372 kilobytes total disk space.

    3 kilobytes in 1 user files.

    2 kilobytes in 1 indexes.

    4217 kilobytes in use by the system.

    8150 kilobytes available on disk.

    512 bytes in each allocation unit.

    24745 total allocation units on disk.

    16301 allocation units available on disk.

    Using chkdsk with open files
    If you specify the /f command-line option, chkdsk sends an error message if there are open files on the disk. If you do not specify the /f command-line option and open files exist, chkdsk might report lost allocation units on the disk. This could happen if open files have not yet been recorded in the file allocation table. If chkdsk reports the loss of a large number of allocation units, consider repairing the disk.

    Finding physical disk errors
    Use the /r command-line option to find physical disk errors in the file system. For information about recovering physically damaged files with recover, see Related Topics.

    Reporting bad disk sectors
    Bad sectors reported by chkdsk were marked as bad when your disk was first prepared for operation. They pose no danger.

    Understanding exit codes
    The following table lists the exit codes that chkdsk reports after it has finished.

    Exit code Description
    0 No errors were found.
    1 Errors were found and fixed.
    2 Disk cleanup, such as garbage collection, was performed, or cleanup was not performed because /f was not specified.
    3 Could not check the disk, errors could not be fixed, or errors were not fixed because /f was not specified.

    The chkdsk command, with different parameters, is available from the Recovery Console.
    Examples
    If you want to check the disk in drive D and have Windows fix errors, type:

    chkdsk d: /f

    If it encounters errors, chkdsk pauses and displays messages. Chkdsk finishes by displaying a report that lists the status of the disk. You cannot open any files on the specified drive until chkdsk finishes.

    To check all of files on a FAT disk in the current directory for noncontiguous blocks, type:

    chkdsk *.*

    Chkdsk displays a status report, and then lists the files matching the file specification that have noncontiguous blocks.

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    I ment Chkdisk

    Im not setting it to chkdisk

    just winxp no other OS

    And even if i let it scan the disk well the partions P: and I: always them two it still wants to check them the next time i boot up

    Is ther a way to just turn of Chkdisk?

    Im gonna back every thing up as soon as i get home (Off to go snow boarding) iv looked in to what Sid said can you explane this to me more im lost?


    Thanx guys
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    Yea i seen that when i was searching MS site

    I do own a HP 2200c scanner but i ruled that out by unplugging it then install it still no help + its been installed for a long time


    As to corrupted registry hive i couldn't find very much info on it


    And this is not a new upgrade been upgraded for 5 or 6 months

    And haven't added new hardware only thing i can think of is i installed Need for speed around the time this all started happing
    i have Uninstalled the game but that didn't help
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    There's always this page - http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545

    But I'll be damned if I'd ever go through that, unless it was my ONLY option.

    I would assume you've uninstalled Need4Speed to check.

    Have you tried running chkdsk manually?

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    That was pretty much the one I was refering to. If you look down the page it has a link to repair the corrupted reg hive. Also according to the page it says it a problem with the program and not the scanner so unplugging it won't help, you have to uninstall the software.

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    Originally posted by Norm


    But I'll be damned if I'd ever go through that, unless it was my ONLY option.

    Aww common Norm, where's your sense of adventure. J/K Yup lots of work.

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    Did unistall them both Need4Speed and Hp scaner software

    all so tryed running Chkdisk


    Ther is no way to just Disable Chkdisk?
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