Is it successfully completing the disk check each time? If yes, then there is a problem when you are shutting down. Check what settings you have selected in bios and power management for "what to do when the CPU power switch is pressed".
It's weird, it's showing a problem on F. I would expect the system disk to be the trouble maker. Do you have your pagefile on F by any chance?
you're kiddin me about reinstalling....i just reinstalled last weekend. thats why i find it so weird. the only thing that may have done something is some tweaks in the registry i performed from the "tweaking experience".
as for the completion of it, it only does 3 steps, and they all complete successfully, and really quickly, i might add.
yeah, i tried that too...i found it weird it was doing 3 steps. the even weirder thing is that when it does the disk check (when i dont tell it to), it says step X out of 3...
when it does the check when i DO tell it to by rebooting, it says Step X out of 5...
Found this on another site. The setting they recommend is what I have in my registry.
See what yours says.
" Open a registry editor and navigating to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute sub-key. Change the entry to reflect a value of:
autocheck autochk *
Your system will now bypass the test at startup."
i backed up the whole reg before doin anything but i havent used that backup...i did a system restore to the time right before i messed with the reg. should i use the backup anyhow? (if so, do i just double click on the reg file?)
i looked for that reg key u gave me and it was just like u showed...blast!