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Performance & Maintenance Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista

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Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista
If after you set Check Disk or chkdsk to run at startup it will not run, then this will show you how to fix this problem so chkdsk will run at startup.
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If after you set Check Disk or chkdsk to run at startup it will not run, then this will show you how to fix this problem so chkdsk will run at startup.
How to Fix Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista

information   Information
If after you set Check Disk or chkdsk to run at startup it will not run, then this will show you how to fix this problem so chkdsk will run at startup. This problem is usually caused when the autochk.exe file gets corrupted, or the registry BootExecute data value is incorrect.

This is not for if chkdsk cannot finish or stops running.

Note   Note

  • Check Disk uses the file autochk.exe to run chkdsk.
  • If you still cannot run chkdsk at startup after this, then you might consider performing a System Restore, Repair Installation, or Clean Installation to fix the problem. See related links below.
  • If you had changed your default boot screen, then you will need to temporarily uncheck the No GUI boot to be able to see what is happening when chkdsk is running at boot up. See: How to Enable or Replace the Hidden Aurora Boot Screen in Vista




STEP ONE
Safe Mode Workaround

Note   Note
This is to see if something may be loading before the check disk program preventing chkdsk from running.

1. Schedule check disk to run using chkdsk /f (STEP FIVE below) in the command promt.​
2. Run msconfig (step 1 in METHOD TWO at link), and click on the Boot
tab and click on Safe boot with the minimal button selected. (See screenshot below)​
MSConfig1.jpg

3. Restart the computer to hopefully have chkdsk run.​
4. Set msconfig (step 2 in METHOD TWO at link) to boot normally again.​
5. If chkdsk still will not run at startup, then proceed with the steps below. If it did, then you're done.​





STEP TWO
Reset chkdsk BootExecute
Note   Note

  • This will reset chkdsk back to it's default setting of not to run at startup.
  • This step will also fix the problem of chkdsk always running at startup.
  • If BootExecute already has a Data value of autocheck autochk *, then you do not need to do this. (See the Manual Way below to check) Continue to STEP THREE below instead.

Through a Download:
1. Click on the download button below to download the Reset_chkdsk.reg file.​
download

2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
3. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.​
4. Click on the Run button for Security Warning pop-up.​
5. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop).​
The Manual Way:
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)​
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

5. In the right pane, right click on BootExecute and click on Modify.​
BootExecute_Reg.jpg

6. Type autocheck autochk * and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will be replacing autocheck autochk /p \??\C: with autocheck autochk* instead. If BootExecute already has a Data value of autocheck autochk *, then you do not need to do this. Go to STEP THREE below.​
Modify.jpg

7. Close regedit.​





STEP THREE
Run a SFC /SCANNOW Command

1. Try running a sfc /scannow command to see if it can fix chkdsk.​
2. When SFC is finished, try running chkdsk again.​
3. If chkdsk still will not run at startup, then proceed with the steps below. If it did, then you're done.​





STEP FOUR
Replace autochk.exe File

NOTE: This will show you how to replace your corrupted copy of the autochk.exe file with clean copy to be able to run chkdsk at startup.
1. Be sure that you already have ran a SFC /scannow from STEP THREE above to see verify that the autochk.exe file was foud to be corrupted first in the sfcdetails.txt file. If it's not, then you do not need to do STEP FOUR.​
2. In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe. (See screenshot below)​
System32.jpg

3. Take ownership of the file autochk.exe at the C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe location, and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of it. (See screenshot above)​
4. Right click on autochk.exe and click on Properties. (See screenshot below step 2)​
5. Click on the Details tab. (See screenshots below)​
A) Make note of what File version the autochk.exe file is.​
NOTE: If the File version is blank or you have SP1 installed, then do step 6. If not, then do step 8.​
Properties1.jpg
Properties2.jpg
Vista_SP2.jpg

6. Download the same version that you have in step 5.​
7. For the Vista 6.0.6002.18005 SP2 Version of autochk.exe
NOTE: This is for the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista with SP1 and SP2 installed.​
A) Click on the download button below to download the 6.0.6002.18005.zip file.​
B) Go to step 10.​
download

8. For the Vista 6.0.6001.18000 SP1 Version of autochk.exe
NOTE: This is for the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista with SP1 installed.​
A) Click on the download button below to download the 6.0.6001.18000.zip file.​
B) Go to step 10.​
download

9. For the Vista 6.0.6000.16386 RTM Version of autochk.exe
NOTE: This is for the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista without SP1 or SP2 installed. This version has been reported to still work with or without SP1 installed, so you may try it if you still have problems with the newer 6.0.6001.18000 SP1 or 6.0.6002.18005 SP2 version.​
A) Click on the download button below to download the 6.0.6000.16386.zip file.​
download

10. Save the ZIP file to your desktop.​
11. Open on the downloaded autochk.exe.zip file.​
12. Extract (drag and drop) the autochk.exe file from wihtin the ZIP file to your desktop.​
13. Right click on the autochk.exe file on your desktop and click on Properties and the Unblock button under the General tab. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you do not have the Unblock button, then it is already unblocked. Continue on to step 14.​
Unblock.jpg

14. Right click on the autochk.exe file on your desktop and click on Copy.​
15. Go back to the Windows Explore window at C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe. (See screenshot below step 2)​
16. Right click on a empty space in the Windows Explorer window and click on Paste. (See screenshot below step 2)​
NOTE: If it will not let you Copy or Paste the new autochk.exe file (on desktop) over, then rename the old one and repeat step 14, then delete the old renamed autochk.exe file afterwards.​
17. Click on Copy and Replace. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: This replaces your autochk.exe with the downloaded clean one on the desktop that has not been taken ownership of.​
Copy_Replace.jpg

18. Click on Continue for Access Denied prompt.​
19. Click on Continue for UAC prompt.​
20. Close the Windows Explorer window.​



STEP FIVE
Set Chkdsk to Run at Startup

1. Try the different methods in this tutorial below to run chkdsk to see which one works best for you.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
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RJCC

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I have 3 HP Pavilion 6500 all experiencing the same problem. The following procedure worked, I’m just not sure if it’s specific to HP. HP support was no help!

HP Laptop Vista Ultimate 64

Hit F8 once every second right after starting the PC
This gets you into the DOS looking screen with safe mode and other options, select Repair

Recovery manager starts
Select Advanced Options
Select computer checkup
Select command prompt

CMD prompt starts in X:
Enter C: to change to the C drive
Enter chkdsk /f
When asked to force a dismount select Y

Check disk should now start automatically.

Exit then boot
 

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Brink

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#3
Nice tip RJCC. Thank you for sharing it.

Shawn
 

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robyn242

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Hello,

I've followed all the steps here up to and including taking ownership of the file autochk. When I cick properties > Details, it does not give me a file version of autochk. It is just blank. Is there anyway to figure out what version I have or am I missing a step somewhere?

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.

Any help would be appreciated, and if you need more information, than I can try to get as much as you need. Thank you!

Robyn
 

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Brink

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Hi Robyn,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

When the File version is blank, then use step 6 if you have SP1 installed or step 7 if you do not.

I updated the tutorial for this.

Hope this helps you,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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This is my second time having to go through replacing disk check since I had to re-install vista because when I installed (sp1) it seriously messed up my system. These forums have been an amazing source of help...which is why I would like to add that "the 6.0.6001.18000 Version of autochk.exe" might not work whether you have the (sp1) installed or not. Quote from this forum, "This is for the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista with SP1 installed."
If "6.0.6000.16386 Version of autochk.exe" is one that you used before, regardless of whether you have (sp1) installed or not, it will still work. Quote from this forum, "This is for the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista without SP1 installed."

I hope this is helpful.
 

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Hi SimonSays,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Thank you for reporting this. It has been added to the tutorial.

Shawn
 

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    Lumia 1520 phone
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Boost

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This did not work for me. I'm on a Gateway P-6831FX with Vista Home Premium x64 SP1.

I followed everything exactly, but it still won't run CHKDSK at startup.

I noticed when I run SFC /SCANNOW it says there are files it could not fix. I briefly skimmed through the log but didn't notice anywhere where it mentioned errors. I will have to check it more thoroughly later

Also the AUTOCHK.EXE file gets corrupted after every reboot. Any ideas?

I have ran the CHKDSK through the recovery console after booting from the DVD of Vista, and it reports no errors.
 

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Hi Boost,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

It may be beyond simple repair. You might try doing a System Restore with a restore point dated before this problem started to see if it can help.

Shawn
 

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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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Brink

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#11
Sorry Boost. :(

Shawn
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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wholmes3

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#12
Once I paste the new version of "autochk.exe" in System32, and click continue at the UAC box, I get a "destination folder access denied" box. It reads: "You need permission to perform this action" and "System 32; Date created 11/2/06". Any help?
 

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Brink

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#13
Hi Wholmes,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Did you Take Ownership of the original autochk.exe in Step Two step 2 first?

Shawn
 

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  • Operating System
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Brink

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#15
Wholmes,

Double check using Method Two in the Take Ownership tutorial to make sure that you are the owner and have full control. The error message you got usually means that you do not have full control.

If all else fails, you can temporarily enable the built-in Administrator account to replace the autochk.exe file, then disable it afterwards. This tutorial will show you how if needed.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account.html

Shawn
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Custom
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

rox4ray

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#16
Shawn,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This tutorial helped me tremendously.

When I first had the problem of corrupted files (chkdisk being one of them) and called Dell, the only solution they gave was to "reformat to original factory installation" - my computer is only 6 months old! After only a couple of weeks of resetting everything, the corrupted files showed up again. That's when I started looking online for another solution before calling Dell again.

Dell needs to have their tech people read thru this forum to learn how to help it's customers. I expect more from customer service than just a quick fix.

Your solution seems to have fixed my problem. I can't say Thanks enough. Next time, I'll be sure to check this forum FIRST!

Again, Thanks!

Rox
 

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#18
Your welcome Rox, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

I'm glad to hear that your problem was fixed.

Shawn
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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#19
Greetings,

I appreciate the fact you have a copy of autochk.exe available for download. I'd been following previous suggestions for installing Windows AIK so that I could (hypothetically) use Imagex to re-install the program from the source disk. With that attempt, first of all I could not find where on the install disk to find the source for autochk.exe, and second, when I tried xcopy a file that I could find (just to demonstrate that it works), despite being logged in as the administrator, access to the file was denied.

I mention this because after downloading autochk.exe, when I attempt to copy it into the windows\system32 directory to replace the corrupted version, I consistently get "access denied". When I try to change the file permissions for the corrupted version or simply erase it, I get "access denied". Given that I am the only adminstrator on the machine, this leaves me at something of a loss.

Any suggestions people have would be gratefully accepted. Thanks!

JD
 

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#20
Follow-up note - just found your thread about enabling the adminstrator account. Leave it to Microsoft to have the default user adminstrator account to be list as having administrative privileges WITHOUT ACTUALLY HAVING THEM!

Wow. I'm afraid if I actually understood the logic behind that arrangement (and the total omission of this information for the user when the computer is first being set up) I would need to be on medication.

Kudos to you for posting the thread. I'll give it a shot tonight after work. Many thanks.

JD
 

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