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Still getting “scan and fix” popup, even though Shell Hardware Detection is stopped and disabled [duplicate]

When I connect a particular USB drive to my computer, Windows pops up its annoying "scan and fix" dialog. I have read in many places that stopping and disabling the Shell Hardware Detection service ...
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How to check that all files in a file system are can be read without errors?

I'm using an external hard drive with an ext4 file system to make backups. The backup software I use (faubackup) copies the file hierarchy 1:1 into a timestamp-named folder on the hard drive, and ...
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why linux checks disk after shutdown -h

if I give the command sudo shutdown -h +2 or edit my crontab in a similar way, at reboot Ubuntu 12.04 checks disk for errors: is this behavior correct? is there a way to avoid it? Note that this ...
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Is safe check a NTFS Windows 7 partition using Hiren Boot Mini XP and executing partition check?

I'm unable to check HD from the Windows 7 installation cos seem to me that due to problems on the PC HD, Windows 7 is so unstable that don't allow me run its check partition tool. So I decide that ...
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What does a file system scan really do?

How do file system scans (like CHKDSK or fsck) really work? I know there are full applications with lots of options, but how do they scan for "bad" sectors? What are they doing when scanning? How do ...
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When click D drive: Application Not Found

I wanna make some space in my D drive. Just 648 mb of free space and the disk have 117GB. I click properties, "Tools" tab, and "Check now" button. That was during too long, so I cancel it. But when I ...
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Non-functional laptop screen, suddenly starts working after CheckDisk (but than dies again)

I got a very mysterious problem. I got an HP Pavilion DV7-2270US 17.3', that serves me for the last 3 years (bought at 09/11). About 1 year ago the laptop screen just stopped working (without any ...
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Disable XP disk check using FAT32

Right now I'm using Windows XP and Macintosh on my MacBook Pro via Bootcamp. Sometimes my XP would crash and when I restarted it it would have to go through disk check, although it says I can skip it ...
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Check bad sector location

Doing a checkdisk on one of my partition in Windows XP, it reports that there is 4KB in bad sectors. How can I know if this bad sector belongs to a file/folder or not, and if yes which file/folder it ...
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How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?

Windows Vista SP2 and Win7: After the BIOS gets done posting, CHKNTFS checks the NTFS file system before proceeding to login. I would like to disable CHKNTFS, as this makes the boot process very ...
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How can I force a disk check when Windows 7 reports “Disk checking has been cancelled”?

I have scheduled a disk check on my C drive. It can't check the disk immediately, because it is in use, so it schedules the disk check for the next reboot. However, when I dutifully reboot, the disk ...
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How can I run Windows Check Disk without being Prompted?

The Windows 7 backup tool is telling me I have a bad index. How can I run Checkdisk without being prompted at boot?
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Unplugging disk during error checking

I'm currently running a check disk on my external hard drive, and it's in phase 4 with no visible progress on the progress bar. Unfortunately, I have to turn off the computer that's running the test. ...
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What to do when Windows 7 fails to start the disk drive check?

I suspect there are problems with my hard disk, so I wanted to start a drive check, as outlined in this Microsoft article. However, after selecting both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan ...
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Checking file system all the time when I reboot Windows 7

Recently, I have my Windows 7 checking file system all the time when I reboot/boot it. I already run the check many times, but the message keeps popping. The message is checking file system on C: Th ...
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can't run chkdsk, autochk.exe corrupted

Vista64 - at least 3 files are bad, disk may have bad sectors. One broken file is the one that runs CHKDSK at re-boot: AUTOCHK.EXE. I believe the disk has bad sectors - from err msgs. Now: how can I ...
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WinXP: File Record Segment nnnn is unreadable?

I'm pretty sure that the drive is toast, except for the fact that this error is only showing up on one partition (it's out of a Dell computer, and has a couple of Dell partitions, which boot and work ...
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Why is an Ext4 disk check so much faster than NTFS?

I had a situation today where I restarted my computer and it said I needed to check the disk for consistancy. About 10 minutes later (at "1%" complete), I gave up and decided to let it run when I go ...
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Where is the boot-time diskchk log in windows 7?

When Windows 7 does a disk check on boot time, where is the log afterwards? In the old times (XP) there was a log in the root directory, and even a special directory where the lost clusters were ...
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What to do about “ntuser.dat.log corrupt and unreadable”?

Since a few days ago I keep getting the below error message when I open some programs. I ran Chkdsk with all options but it didn't fix it. Has anyone run into this and fixed it?
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Chkdsk on potentially failing external hard drive

I was recently using a virtual machine from my external drive when VMware stopped, saying a file on the drive had an issue. I may have bumped the USB cord and I think the drive dismounted then ...
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Live tools for hard disk check, repair and reformat

In the old days, I had a floppy with CHCKDSK and other tools for checking hard disk failures, repairing them and, if necessary, reformating them. I recently tried to reinstall XP on an old computer, ...
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XP disk check runs every time I boot

Every time I boot my computer XP checks my backup partition (it is NTFS) for errors, this has become really annoying because my computer is old-ish (5+ years) and I don't leave it on like I used to. ...
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External Hard Disk's secter could not be read?

I've an 500 GB Seagate External Hard Disk (NTFS) . Currently, I can't open it at Windows. Thus, I've tired with chkdsk command .. but still it stopped and can't continue checking disk.. Also I've ...
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Run VISTA disk check without reboot

I want to perform a surface scan on my harddisks (S-ATA, P-ATA, USB and E-SATA) in windows VISTA. Is it possible to do this without scheduling the scan on next reboot? It takes a lot of time and I ...
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Alternatives to Windows-builtin checkdisk utility for NTFS?

For some reason Windows 7's checkdisk freezes and doesn't move its progress bar forward for over an hour, while the disk is still supposedly active. Now it's possible that if I left it overnight it ...
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Hard disk with bad clusters

I have been trying to backup some files up to DVD recently, and the burn process failed saying the CRC check failed for certain files. I then tried to browse to these files in Windows Explorer my ...
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iPod “scan and fix” message in Windows 7

Everytime I plug in my iPod Windows 7 says it has problems and do i want to scan and fix. How do I disable this? I know my iPod is in good shape.
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scheduled chkdsk on Windows 7 blinking the hard disk light every 5 seconds, what can I do?

PG&E (the local electricity company) came and took out the old power meters and put in a new ones by brute force and with no advance notice in our neighborhood, so my computer went down in power. ...
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Gradual Disk Errors

I am having an intermittent problem with my computer where programs start freezing up. What generally happens is that certain programs stop responding entirely, and are impossible to kill via the task ...
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Disable XP disk check?

We periodically have XP crashes. When we restart XP we go through a disk check that takes half an hour. Do we need to do this disk check? Can we disable it? Update: Partition is indeed FAT32
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How to recover folder converted to file by check disk?

After turning on my computer, check disk checked my flash drive and converted corrupted folder to a file. How can I recover data from converted folder? Below is the message I found in bootex.log file ...
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fsck: Options for most thorough disk check

I've got a disk with a known problem (I know because dd gags when I try to clone it). But when I boot with a live CD and run fsck on the unmounted partition, I get this: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck ...
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What is the difference between fsck and e2fsck?

What is the difference between the linux disk error-checking tools fsck and e2fsck?
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Windows unable to write to disk during chkdsk and office saves

Windows is failing to write out to disk for the following events. During a chkdsk operation, it's screaming that there is no disk space available to correctly write the fix operations it just ...
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Running a Check-Disk (Is it dangerous)

I have a lap top that a friend of mine would like me to fix. It is giving a blue screen on boot up. When I looked up the error message it indicates that I should run a check disk. Is this ...