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Windows 8 Scanning and Repairing (C:) on Startup - PROBLEM

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    Windows 8 Scanning and Repairing (C:) on Startup - PROBLEM


    Hi all,

    I am new to the forum, this being my first post. I downloaded and installed Windows 8 on October 26th. So far, great experience however... the last couple of days when starting my new Dell Inspiron 5720 it is running a "Scanning and Repairing (C) and is getting stuck at 27% (waited over 2 hours) so I hold down the power button and it restarts as normal. Only seems to start the check on every 2nd or 3rd startup. I have googled and read many articles and have since error checked my C: drive through properties with no errors being reported.

    I guess my question is what would cause this to all of a sudden start and why and how do I stop it. It is very frustrating . I have completed virus scans, defrag, error checking, etc.

    Any assistance would be grateful. The Dell laptop is new but came with Windows 7 in early October. It is 8GB RAM with a 1TB drive running Intel 7.

    Thank you in advance. If anyone requires more info to assist in resolving this issue, I will provide.

    Cheers.

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  2. #2


    Hi Rubberdude88 and Welcome to EightForums!

    Go to regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager,
    Change the BootExecute string to autocheck autochk /k:C *
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Thank you for the Welcome and the instructions.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Hi Rubberdude88 and Welcome to EightForums!

    Go to regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager,
    Change the BootExecute string to autocheck autochk /k:C *
    Thank you MrShowdown. I have changed the key to the following...

    autocheck autochk /k \??\C:
    autocheck autochk *

    I removed the "r" and as you indicated, changed it to a "k". I did not remove the question marks as I am not sure that I should have. I will update this thread after a couple of restarts so I can report back success or failure.

    Thank you again. I very much appreciate your assistance.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberdude88 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Hi Rubberdude88 and Welcome to EightForums!

    Go to regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager,
    Change the BootExecute string to autocheck autochk /k:C *
    Thank you MrShowdown. I have changed the key to the following...

    autocheck autochk /k \??\C:
    autocheck autochk *

    I removed the "r" and as you indicated, changed it to a "k". I did not remove the question marks as I am not sure that I should have. I will update this thread after a couple of restarts so I can report back success or failure.

    Thank you again. I very much appreciate your assistance.
    Success Thank you again MrShowdown. After 5 or more restarts... no error checking. Thanks again.
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    You're welcome!
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  6. #6


    Perth, WA
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    I had the same problem and it worked! Thanks.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    my lap also got the same problem.it is showing "scanning and repairing :E"
    how to get into this regedit.it is not reached upto my desktop...then how can I.how can i turn off my lap even....
    please help me..............
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Anyone know what causes it to be stuck at 27%? And, why 27% what's so special about this number?

    I feel like this is a very very specific, Microsoft should know how to fix this, but they have not put out any patches. It really is LAME!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Are there any other good CHKDSK alternatives so I can use without repeating stuck at 27% everytime?
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDon View Post
    Are there any other good CHKDSK alternatives so I can use without repeating stuck at 27% everytime?
    Considering this thread is very old (more than 6 months), please make a new thread instead.
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