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Windows 8.1 wants to scan & repair my drive on every boot

  1. #11


    UK
    Posts : 5
    XP Vista 7 & 8


    Hi MilesAhead
    If a hard drive is GPT then it must have an ESP (efi system partition) for it to be bootable, which the boot drive in the screen shot does not have, hence it must be MBR/msdos configured. Also GPT drives don't require Active partitions so Disk2 in the second screen shot is also not GPT. True I could not say for sure that Disk0 and Disk3 are not GPT styled, because it is possible for data drives to be GPT even if the OS drive is not.
    The Windows System and Boot Partitions - Multibooters.com

    If the boot drive is MBR configured then it means the bios must be booting in MBR mode, even though it may be UEFI capable. Many current UEFI boards are dual function and will automatically use the firmware that the boot drive requires.

    Jack.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    The whole thing was confusing. I did read the stuff about the auxiliary partitions(for lack of a better term.) Apparently the OP changed to MBR booting at some point. Anyway, I'll wrap my head around it eventually. Thanks for the clarification.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1


    I'll admit I'm a newb at the software side of building computers but I've built 7 in the last 3 years and never had a problem like this. And, I didn't knowingly do anything other than to install 8.1 over a previous installation but formatted both the system reserve drive as well as the OS drive then after it installed, I set the drive in Disk Management with no letter so it wouldn't be seen. That caused the system to show a scan & repair at every boot.
    Then I tried to merge the drive with 3 types of partition software but they all gave messages that it would cause boot problems. So, next time, I leave the reserve drive alone.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
    I'll admit I'm a newb at the software side of building computers but I've built 7 in the last 3 years and never had a problem like this. And, I didn't knowingly do anything other than to install 8.1 over a previous installation but formatted both the system reserve drive as well as the OS drive then after it installed, I set the drive in Disk Management with no letter so it wouldn't be seen. That caused the system to show a scan & repair at every boot.
    Then I tried to merge the drive with 3 types of partition software but they all gave messages that it would cause boot problems. So, next time, I leave the reserve drive alone.
    I'm not criticizing you. The GPT stuff is new to me. I just got my first W8 machine last October. So I'm trying to figure it out as I go along. Trial and error goes along with the territory. I had some big hassles back in my 486 days getting 5 different OS to coexist on the machine. Most of the time stuff didn't work on the first go 'round.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    windows 7


    Having a similar problem i followed the standard procedure to solve it.

    First i made a recovery disk(usb) of my system(don't tick the box "Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive")
    Then i booted from the created usb
    Finally i selected to run command prompt and typed: chkdsk c: /f
    Press enter and let the system to check and repair the disk
    After rebooting the annoying "Repairing Disk" on every boot message had disappeared
    Last edited by peri; 15 Dec 2015 at 04:05.
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