After solving this Video card problem, on my Windows 7 box, I find myself with a slightly corrupted boot volume. It boots, but wants to run Autochk.
Autochk refuses to run because I've reinstalled my video drivers. It's telling me to go back to a restore point.
System restore tells me that I can't run a system restore because my C: drive is corrupt and I need to run Autochk.
I can deal with ignoring the "please run chkdsk" for all of eternity, however I know well enough that sooner or later, some file will go astray and I'll have to run chkdsk.
I've tried rebooting to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, but running CHKDSK /F from the command line gives me a similar "needs system restore" prompt. Running CHKDSK /F from within Windows has predictable non-results.
I've tried running a command-line system integrity check utility and it reports no errors.
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the video drivers. Those don't work either.
EDIT: I booted from my Windows installation USB key, entered the recovery console, ran a
CHKDSK /F. It appeared to run successfully. It reported no errors. I rebooted normally and still get the message that AUTOCHK cannot run.
CORRECTION TO EDIT: I ran
CHKDSK /F on drive C:, which was not the boot drive when booting from my USB key. The correct drive to
CHKDSK was F:, which when run did report errors that were corrected. A subsequent boot indicates that the problem has been fixed.