Strange startup behavior


  1.    27 Aug 2008 #1
    md Guest

    Strange startup behavior


    Anyone ever encountered this in Vista. Ran a disk cleanup and removed
    temporary Internet files.

    On restart, before reaching the Vista splash screen, Vista Home
    Premium said in DOS-style letter font it needed to check the hard disk
    drive. It then ran three series of tests -- and deleted files with the
    name "index" in them. Scrolled by so fast couldn't quite make it out.

    Is this normal behavior? Should I be concerned about the system's
    stability going forward?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    28 Aug 2008 #2
    Ralph Guest

    Re: Strange startup behavior


    I can't say what those index files were, but I'd be concerned when the OS
    says it needs to check the hard disk.
    Make sure you have a complete backup ASAP.

    It may have just been some read or write error that caused it, but keep on
    the lookout for repeats.
    Windows does not report disk errors nearly enough, and most people don't
    catch what they get.

    I do a disk cleanup every week before my virus/spyware scan. In my mind,
    it's just less to scan. In reality, it removes most of what the scan needs
    to do.

    Stability- keep a close watch for more information for at least a month.

    "md" <mdkrantz@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:c254a19f-3726-4a28-8c95-f67d0015c4d3@xxxxxx

    > Anyone ever encountered this in Vista. Ran a disk cleanup and removed
    > temporary Internet files.
    >
    > On restart, before reaching the Vista splash screen, Vista Home
    > Premium said in DOS-style letter font it needed to check the hard disk
    > drive. It then ran three series of tests -- and deleted files with the
    > name "index" in them. Scrolled by so fast couldn't quite make it out.
    >
    > Is this normal behavior? Should I be concerned about the system's
    > stability going forward?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    28 Aug 2008 #3
    GrahamH Guest

    Re: Strange startup behavior


    Sounds like its simply done a disk drive error check.
    As vista cant do an error check on files in use it has to do it on boot up,
    this can be invoked by right clicking the drive and under properties/tools
    run error check.
    Its quite normal and it will clean up file errors, in fact i think its good
    to do this on a regular basis.
    Regards,
    Graham........

    >
    >
    "md" <mdkrantz@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:c254a19f-3726-4a28-8c95-f67d0015c4d3@xxxxxx

    > Anyone ever encountered this in Vista. Ran a disk cleanup and removed
    > temporary Internet files.
    >
    > On restart, before reaching the Vista splash screen, Vista Home
    > Premium said in DOS-style letter font it needed to check the hard disk
    > drive. It then ran three series of tests -- and deleted files with the
    > name "index" in them. Scrolled by so fast couldn't quite make it out.
    >
    > Is this normal behavior? Should I be concerned about the system's
    > stability going forward?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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