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Windows Questions and Answers - Scan Disk Runs on Every Startup

Nick writes in with a Windows question:
Question:
The other day there was a power outage, and the computer was on at the time. The computer went off and when I turned it back on again Windows performed a file system check. I thought this would occur only once, however this happens every time I turn on my computer now. Need advice, thx.

Answer: There are a couple of things you can try. You can boot to the Recovery Console or maybe Safe Mode Command Promt only and run a chkdsk /r C: to try and clear the "dirty bit".

You can also try a registry edit. Open regedit from Start and Run then regedit and click Ok. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager key. Find the BootExecute value and double click it. Remove all lines of text from the box.

**Do so at your own risk and backup the registry first because editing the registry can cause you computer to become inoperable.**

You can also try a System Restore and go back to a point before the problem started

 

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