Missing File During Reboot

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  1. mismis29

    mismis29 Registered Member

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    I wasn't sure where to post this, so if it's moved, no problem ;)

    Whenever I reboot my computer, I get a message that reads:

    /systemroot/ windows/system32/autochk.exe not found

    or something like that (it's on the screen for a split-second, so I may not have caught it all). After this message appears, it goes to my desktop, and everything seems to be running normally. I did a search to try to locate this Autochk.exe file, and the autochk application was found in the System32 folder. So, I'm wondering how this file could have been deleted and how I may go about fixing this problem. Actually, it doesn't really seem to be causing any problems with my computer, but obviously I need this file.

    I'm running WindowsXp Pro.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    If you receive:

    \SystemRoot\Windows\System32\Autochk.exe program not
    found - skipping Autocheck

    That lasts for about 2 seconds and then the system boots
    normally and seems to run fine.

    Then....


    What is in the registry at the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute

    It should be a REG_MULTI_SZ data type set to
    autocheck autochk *

    If not, set it to
    autocheck autochk *

    see here also
    http://help.lockergnome.com/index.php?showtopic=25712
     
  3. mismis29

    mismis29 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I checked that registry key, and there is no BootExecute in that key.
    I also tried checking in the Scheduled Tasks in System Tools. There is nothing there that relates to autochk. I also ran CHKDSK.EXE and no errors came up.

    I'm not sure why I can't find anything relating to AutoChk except for the autochk application in the system32 folder. I hope that this isn't a really serious problem.

    Thanx.
     
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