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

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1

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


    I have this identical problem mentioned here:
    Scanning and repairing volume (\\?\Volume...) on startup

    I think it has something to do with my deleting the 'system reserved' 350mb partition when I reinstalled W8. I don't want it showing in My Computer and when I go into Disk Management and give it a drive letter, this message goes away on boot. But, since I can't merge this very small partition with any other drive, I'm not sure how to not show this drive and not get the scanning message on boot up.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Please post a full screen Disk Management screen shot

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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1


    Here are 2 screenshots. The first one is from the system that I've never had trouble with nor did I delete the partition when I installed 8.1. As you can see, it shows the 'System Reserved" disk but this does not show in My Computer.
    The second shot is showing the 'Z' drive that I made active so that I would not get the scan message at boot up. If I tell it not to give the drive a letter, it does not show in My Computer but the message appears at boot up.

    Thanks for your help!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Z drive.PNG   System Reserved.JPG  
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Someone more experienced with GPT systems please chime in. I don't want to make an uneducated guess that may render the system unbootable.

    I started to read about what is required for GPT partition setup and I was more confused after I read the information. Sorry but I just don't want to make things worse.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1


    I appreciate your reserve. I hope someone else has some ideas.
    Thanks!
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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 5
    XP Vista 7 & 8


    I don't see any evidence that there are any GPT styled drives here. The OS drives certainly aren't. Hard Drive - GPT or MBR - Windows 7 Help Forums Are you using Bitlocker or any other type of drive encryption that could be dependent on the partition?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1


    No, I have no drive encryption on ANY partition.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Just to satisfy my curiosity, was this system UEFI boot to start with? I don't think I get what happened. Also in the tutorial for detecting if the drive is GPT or MBR one has to right click and look at the properties. I don't see how that can be done to a screen shot. So what is the tell tale? I'm just wondering which way this goes.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    Win 8.1


    Yes, is' UEFI.
    I did find a way to fix it and think I should now leave well enough alone.
    I followed this with ease and it worked.
    How to hide Disk Partition in Windows 8 | GeeksripeGeeksripe
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    That was my thinking, to simply hide the partition. But I was reluctant to suggest it because you made it active and the system booted. I can see this GPT stuff is going to be the source of a lot of tech fees.
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