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Performance & Maintenance Chkdsk will Not Run at Startup in Vista

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hi the only application name ressembling autochk.exe is written autochk and while looking at propreties i couldn't find it's file version number as well as product name, product version, language and copywright indication

if it could help:
my problem started 5 days ago when my mcafee security center only showed half of it's content (left side) on a smaller and resized window most commands where disable and weirdly, my laptop ability to perceive internet(not wireless routers) was dissable even with a pluged ethernet cable and when i try to restore my files in windows they told me to check the disk for error at startup and it never started.

I was mostly desperate during those 5 days but after looking up at your forum from a another computer the quality of your content reassured my beleif in solving this problem

thank you for taking the time to read and help me
 
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Hello Sportauto76, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It appears that you do not have known file extensions set to be displayed, so it would be autochk for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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ok thanks i also notice that file version value product name and product version value cpoywright value and language value are not displayed

also would downloading the zipe file on a usb key and transfering it to my computer cause any problem

could you help on that the faster the better
thanks you very much
 
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You're welcome Sportauto76.

No, you should be able to use the USB key like that without any issue. Just be sure to unblock the autochk.exe file in step 12 in the STEP FOUR section.

If you have all of your updates updated and have SP2 installed, then use the latest 6.0.6002.18005 SP2 version of the download.
 

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rbezdon

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Dear anyone, I have followed the proceedure here to the letter. I can replace the autochk.exe files fine through the take ownership process. I can replace both the system32 version and the winsis\windows etc etc. If I then run sfc/scannow I will get no integrity errors BUT if I simply reboot the computer and rerun the sfc autochk.exe will again be corrupt and not run. One other interesting fact, when I edited the owner of the autochk.exe in the system32 folder it also edits the owner of the file in the winsis etc etc directory. why is this happening and why does autochk.exe get corrupted every reboot?? One other note, I have done a complete restore from scratch 5 times and every time once SP2 is installed this repeats. any help is appreciated.

One other note, if I boot to vista and then shut down and reboot to the recovery console and run chkdsk/x i will ALWAYS get corrupt files.
 

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Hello Rbezdon, and welcome to Vista Forums.

When you say a restore from scratch, do you mean a clean reinstall of Vista?

If so, what method do you use to install the SP2? For example, the standalone SP2 installer or through Windows Updates. You might try the oposite of what you are doing to see if it may install better for you.
 

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rbezdon

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I have a 3 year old Toshiba X205 Laptop which came with a restore disk. I have done the "out of the box" restore 5 times. Each time I have let windows update install all of the updates thru downloads. Every time I wind up at the same point where autochk wont run and the SFC command finds corrutpt files it cant fix. It is always the autochk file. I used the clean file (18005 version) and copy into the two directories (system32 and the winsis directory sfc uses as reference) and then sfc finds no errors. The reboot and find the same error returns.

By the way, the out of the box configurations includes a drastically out datred version of McAffee which I have to uninstall every time as it confuses the updates. Maybe the uninstall is damaging the Master file table. I am not sure when the corruption occurrs, at original restore (start from Vista with no Service Packs on restore CD) or after the first updates load (over 100). SP1, load next update load or the SP2 load.

I went back and checked and the SP2 stand alone requires SP! and I would still have to rely on the Update function for the Vista release version and SP! version before I could run it.
 

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My chkdsk wont run at startup either, ive tried running it from safemode and nothing worked. Ive tried going to into the autochk.exe file to replace it but when i right click autochk it doesnt have a details option. I tried running System Restore and it said something about corruption and that i need to run the chkdsk utility. Help would be much appreciated.
 

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Hello Brett, and welcome to Vista Forums.

When you right click on autochk, you will need to click on Properties first then the Details tab to see what version you have instead. :)
 

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jagan376

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hi all
i have problem with my os....disk checking is not running while restarting my system...because some of my os files corrupted . so i use chkdsk utility in command prompt . how can solve my problem plz help me..... my os service pack 2
 
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Hello Jagan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Have you already tried all the different options in the tutorial on the first page?
 

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You're welcome Paul. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

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Hi Brink, wondering if you can help me?

I'm working through the steps in your guide, but I'm stuck at the point where you check the file version of autochk.exe

I've taken ownership and everything, but when I look at the Properties it says "Windows Presentation Foundation Host" for the file description, and "3.0.6920.4000" for the file version. Additionally the product name is "Microsoft(R) .NET Framework".. I've definitely got the autochk.exe open, any idea why the details are all different from your screenshot? Is it safe to copy over with a fresh downloaded autochk.exe, and which version should I use?

Thanks in advance :)

edit: Adding screenshot of the properties menu..

 

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Hello Matt, and welcome to Vista Forums.

That should be for the PresentationHost.exe file instead. It looks like it had been renamed to autochk. If so, then that's your problem, and replacing it with the proper autochk file in the tutorial should help. If you do not have a PresentationHost.exe file, then let know and I'll be happy to post a copy of it for. :)
 

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Hello Matt, and welcome to Vista Forums.

That should be for the PresentationHost.exe file instead. It looks like it had been renamed to autochk. If so, then that's your problem, and replacing it with the proper autochk file in the tutorial should help. If you do not have a PresentationHost.exe file, then let know and I'll be happy to post a copy of it for. :)
Hi Brink, thanks for replying so soon, and on a Sunday as well!

I do have a PresentationHost.exe file, but it has a strange icon (see below) instead of the standard .exe image, does that indicate something's amiss?

I'll go ahead and replace the autochk.exe file though, could you tell me which of the three options I should choose to download? I don't want to muck up my computer with the wrong one, especially since I can't tell which is correct since I don't have the autochk.exe in the first place! Or do I just go for the RTM version? You might have gathered I'm not particularly tech-savvy! :o

 

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You're welcome Matt.

That would be the correct icon for the PresentationHost.exe file. No worries there. :)

If you have all of your Windows Updates installed including SP2 for your Vista, then you would want to use the latest 6.0.6002.18005 version of autochk.exe.
 

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Matt90

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You're welcome Matt.

That would be the correct icon for the PresentationHost.exe file. No worries there. :)

If you have all of your Windows Updates installed including SP2 for your Vista, then you would want to use the latest 6.0.6002.18005 version of autochk.exe.
Well, it's all fixed! chkdsk was still refusing to run at startup, but I was reading some of your other articles and realised that maybe I could run chkdsk from the command prompt, that you can open by spamming f8 during the boot-up stage. And it worked!

I think that managed to clear any blockage I had, and now chkdsk is running from start-up when I schedule it, which must be down to installing the proper .exe

Thanks for all your help! You have no idea how many issues my computer was getting because I couldn't repair errors on my C drive, the computer was refusing to install some rather key updates - so glad it's all fixed up! :D
 

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