Strange message during bootup

  Meshuga 08:58 01 Jan 2006

I am getting the following message at the start of bootup "One of your discs needs to be checked for consistency. You may skip this check by pressing any key." It then runs a check and then goes on to finish bootup. The result of the check disappears so quickly that it is not possible to read it. The check only takes a couple of minutes. All functions of the PC are otherwise normal. AV and Malware scans have been run and no nasties have been detected. Also ran Checkdisc. Apart from its nuisance value I just press a key and carry on but I would like to stop it happening. My OS is XPhome sp2. Any suggestions please??

  Gongoozler 09:07 01 Jan 2006

Hi Meshuga. Do you have more than one hard drive or partitions?

  Meshuga 09:14 01 Jan 2006

No Gogoozler, just one 40G hard drive with about 35g free space.

  Gongoozler 09:28 01 Jan 2006

Does your computer shut down normally?

  AndySD 09:31 01 Jan 2006


type in


Hit enter

In the Command Prompt box type in (or copy and paste)

fsutil dirty query *:

Where * is each of your drives in turn. When you find the dirty one note the drive letter. (fsutil(space)dirty(space)query(space)*:

Now type in


Where * is the drive letter you noted above.(CHKNTFS(space)/X(space)*:)

Now turn off the PC and then restart it with the power button, (do not do a restart)it should not do a Chkdsk and take you directly in to Windows.

When windows has loaded do a Chkdsk manually


type in


Hit enter

Type in

CHKDSK /f /r *:

Where * is the drive letter you noted above. (CHKDSK(space)/f(space)/r(space)*:

Once this has finished type in

fsutil dirty query *:

Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive.

The problem should be solved.

  AndySD 09:32 01 Jan 2006

Oops to slow

Instead of * use C as you only have the one drive.

  Gongoozler 09:38 01 Jan 2006

Hi AndySD. That's a new one for me. This is the MS documentation on it click here

  Meshuga 09:45 01 Jan 2006

Many thanks AndySD. Will have to try that later but will come back when done. Might be a day or so.

  Meshuga 10:06 01 Jan 2006

Gongoozler, yes my pc does shut down normally. Thanks to all who have responded so far.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:02 01 Jan 2006

Check Disk Prevent Upon Boot (Line 294)
click here

  smokingbeagle 11:24 01 Jan 2006

My postings.

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