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Issues during startup

Windows runs CHKDSK every time it boots up by cpjust
Posted: 5 Aug 07

If during startup, you always get a message that says a drive it dirty and Windows needs to run CHKDSK on it, you allow the CHKDSK to proceed, but then get the same prompt every time you reboot, try these steps:

In the following, replace 'e:' with the drive letter that is having this problem on your machine:

1. Click on your start menu and open the run dialog.
2. Type "cmd" and press Enter (note: don't enter quotes).
3. Next type "fsutil dirty query e:".
4. If the return message indicates that the volume is dirty go to step 5.
5. Next type "chkdsk e: /f /x".
6. After that finshes repeat step 3.
7. If it is no longer dirty then reboot and you should notice no more ckdisk.

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