Scan disk after every restart !

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by G-Money, May 17, 2004.

  1. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    How do you get Win XP to run scan disk everytime you restart your computer ?

    Thanks !! :)
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    why>! (this is not hard, but I wanted to ask before I answer... it just seemed right)
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Chkdsk will run at boottime if the dirty bit is set [basically an error is detected]. There is no scan disk in XP.
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    oh yes - sorry - me be dumb, I meant chkdsk is not hard (so to speak)
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    there's a method to invoke the dirty bit, but I forgot how to do it.
     
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    Sorry.. the error-checking Utility !


    Mainframeguy ---> Long story! I'll try and make it short! I work one day a week as an "IT GUY" ! There have been some computer problems happen that the error-checking fixed ! I cant make it out there often and I dont like explaining to people how to do it on the phone !! Short but sweet !!!
    :p
     
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    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    OK my thinking is a simple script which you put in the startup...

    I have not checked this out and you may also need to read this but so long as your remote users are in a situation where they are truly booting Xp I think this is very doable - after all utilities like partition magic do it all the time.

    Sorry if this seems glib, but after you answered my question I fekt a duty to reply to back up my feeling although it is the wee small hours here and I am on my laptop so no time to back up my assertion with actual proof...

    Let us know how it goes - I am sure a script may be forthcoming if you still have trouble
     
  9. Jason Claiborne

    Jason Claiborne OSNN Junior Addict

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    Greetings all...

    sorry for the geeky bit here...

    it's not actually chkdsk that runs at boot.... it's autocheck that runs and it launches chkdsk on the drive.

    i think that, depending on your situation, you could create a login script that would kick off chkdsk during every boot, if you so choose.