Hi all, i have just had to reinstall my linux distro on my other partition. I run win xp pro and mandrake linux 9.1.
each time i come to boot up the computer into xp i get a blue screen (not of death) with the message that one or more of my disks need to be checked for consistency, it then goes on to check my d drive (labeled documents)
it then boots into xp fine.
it does not do this when booting into linux
anyhelp is as always greatfully recieved.
ps. i have been running linux along side win xp for months with no problems until i reinstalled it
You can disable it if you like, assuming you are comfortable about the integrity of your hard drive.
I'd imagine you may find you have a bad sector or two or your machine may not be shutting down corrcetly, so you may want to make sure all is well before trying the following.
You have to edit the registry and you can find details at this link click here
All this does is stop chkdsk running at every system start. It doesn't fix any disk or shutdown problems, so you should manually run chkdsk with all the necessary find, fix, repair switches to make sure your disk is 100%.
You may also want to get a copy of MemTest and check your RAM with a full scan. Shutdown problems are difficult to diagnose at best, but faulty RAM is one of the main culprits for system instability and MemTest offers a quick method to rule that out as a possible cause.
Value Data: Time in Seconds or 0 to disable (default = 10)
From Tarans link,I used these pages to remove my "Search for..." in XP earlier,and its wrong in that it states 0 disables it,but its actually 1 to disable.Try this,and then see if the drive is accessable to format,as it could be this thats running and stopping you from formatting hdd.