problem with diskeeper help urgently please!!

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi

    diskeeper just imformed me that windows to set to run chdisk at next reboot so it cant analy a volume or defragment a volume tills its done. this is eiether due to a user asking windows to do that or the system has a problem with a volume so it wants to check. I havent told it to do it so does windows think theres a problem with my volume?

    and once thats done should my pc boot up fine?

    im kinda worried


    thanks in advance
    lodore
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    If I understand right - you cannot complete defragmentation because you have set Windows to do a checkdisk operation (which requires reboot for system disk, btw) - or part of the defragmentation process entails checkdisk procedure and you are not sure about it.
    Correct me if I'm mistaken.
    Anyhow, checkdisk is not a bad thing - like going to a doctor. You do not necessarily get something terminal. Checking the disk once in a while is not a bad thing and it sometimes requires reboot. Nothing special.
    If you do fear some loss of data (I don't know what you did before this message showed up), back your data to cd or dvd before proceeding.
    Mrk
     
  3. lodore

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    before the message i was just using the pc. so i guess windows decided just to do checkdisk at next reboot.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Windows does not do that by itself. So you probably have a scheduled task. Are you aware of anything like that? Did you have some install, some blue screen of death, did you click any options in menus etc? Things don't happen on their own accord.
    Mrk
     
  5. lodore

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    I dont remmeber clicking any menus. Is There somewhere that tells me so i can stop it?
     
  6. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    If the check is already scheduled, there is a registry key in runonce. But I do not suggest you play with it. Just back your data, if you feel you must and reboot. During the bootup, the system will check the disk. It will take about 30-40 minutes. Don't worry. You can skip it during first 10 seconds of the check, so be attentive after the bootup.
    Mrk
     
  7. lodore

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    i just dont know if to worry or not.

    i have backed it all up to my usb hard drive.
     
  8. lodore

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    the thing is i have run chdisk before. but i got worried this time because i didnt tihink i told it to.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    You probably have, by not noticing.
    BTW, some tweaking, optimizing, maintenance software can schedule these thnigs for you. I would not worry. Things are backed up, you are familiar with the procedure. Just do it. Have fun and luck.
    Mrk
     
  10. lodore

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    it done a three stage process instead of the six stage one. it then fixed a problem with fonts then booted back up so successful yay!
     
  11. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    You did mess with something ... But nice. Now, I'd suggest you do a system restore checkpoint. Complete your defrags, then run another check, but this time make sure you schedule it.
    Mrk
     
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