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autochk* program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK


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#1 k.campbell

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

I ran chkdsk/r attempting to fix a separate issue. And then I noticed afterwards that during the boot process, I would get this message:
autochk* program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
The message shows up after the windows logo and before the logon screen.
I can still run windows just fine with no problems what-so-ever. The only issue with it, is that it's there. I just want to make the message go away. I can make it not show up by selecting "no GUI boot" in msconfig, but that only masks the issue. If I can fix it, I would like to do that.
So, I searched for this issue on the forum here and found THIS. I followed the instructions there, but they didn't work.
Is there anything else I can do?
Thank you for the help!
K.Campbell

System Info:

OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite L670 Customized
Mfg part#: PSK3AU-055014
RAM: 8GB Dual-Channel DDR3
CPU: Intel i5 CPU M460@2.53GHz
Motherboard: Toshiba NALAA (CPU)
Storage: 488GB Toshiba MK5065GSX
Video Card: Intel HD Graphics (Integrated)
Sound Card: Intel Display Audio
Antivirus: MSE
Firewall: Windows Firewall

Edited by k.campbell, 17 February 2012 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

FWIW: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/windows-7-fails-to-boot-autochk-program-not-found/46a244b4-970b-4753-9bbd-002916471f87

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

FWIW: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/windows-7-fails-to-boot-autochk-program-not-found/46a244b4-970b-4753-9bbd-002916471f87

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I mentioned in my first post that I've already done all the solutions given in your link, including using the bootrec.exe tool with the windows startup disc. The bootrec tool can't find the drive with a partition on it and simply fails out. Besides, your link points to a problem where the user sees that message and then windows fails to boot. I said my machine boots just fine. Thanks anyways.

Any other suggestions?
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Hi

Lets see if autochk.exe is really missing or if it is misplaced or perhaps Windows is looking in the wrong place for it....

Please download SystemLook for 64-bit systems from the link below and save it to your Desktop.

64-bit users go HERE
  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Vista\Win 7 users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
  • Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:
    :filefind
    autochk.exe
    
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please copy and paste this log into your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hi

Lets see if autochk.exe is really missing or if it is misplaced or perhaps Windows is looking in the wrong place for it....


James


thank you for your reply! I did the check and the file shows me this:

SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 16:38 on 22/02/2012 by K.Campbell
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "autochk.exe"
C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe --a---- 733696 bytes [13:35 12/05/2011] [01:53 15/09/2011] F74203F70337352EEABADAE16A05EAEA
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\autochk.exe --a---- 668160 bytes [13:35 12/05/2011] [12:16 20/11/2010] F88A52EB62019D6A62FDD9E08034DBD8
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_3de8def0db722996\autochk.exe --a---- 777728 bytes [23:25 13/07/2009] [01:38 14/07/2009] 8B7F8E882A649D81CEA1EDE9BBB68FFF
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_4019f2b8d860ad30\autochk.exe --a---- 777728 bytes [13:35 12/05/2011] [13:24 20/11/2010] 718FDC4CB903781F58A187DD94EBE839
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_e1ca436d2314b860\autochk.exe --a---- 668160 bytes [23:15 13/07/2009] [01:14 14/07/2009] 41E4C8EBA464E7D6A5BA5E8827732AEB
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_e3fb573520033bfa\autochk.exe --a---- 668160 bytes [13:35 12/05/2011] [12:16 20/11/2010] F88A52EB62019D6A62FDD9E08034DBD8

-= EOF =-



Hope that's enough. If you need anything more, just let me know.
K.Campbell

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

That looks okay. Lets see how Windows is trying to execute it.

For this we need to see a specific value in your registry.

If you are comfortable navigating the registry using regedit.exe then go to the key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

and let us know the value of

BootExecute

If you aren't experienced with using regedit.exe then you can do this to get the value...

Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:

@echo off
>BEregQuery.txt (
REG QUERY "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" /v BootExecute
)
start BEregQuery.txt


Save this to your desktop as BEregQuery.bat
For "Save as type" choose "All Files" otherwise it will add a .txt to the end of it.

double-click BEregQuery.bat and after it runs, it should open a file called BEregQuery.txt on your desktop. Copy the contents of that file and paste it into your post.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

The value of BootExecute is:

autocheck autochk /r \??\I:
autocheck autochk*


I was kind of wondering if it keeps thinking it's supposed to do another chkdsk or something, is that what this is saying? Or am I just completely wrong?
Either way, thanks for the help!
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

EDIT: I notice above that you do not have a space between autochk and *
I'm pretty sure that may be your problem. If you make a change...

Make sure that you have a good backup of the registry and are prepared to restore it if the change causes your system to get into a hellish boot loop.
Backup, prepare for crash, add a space in there and reboot :)

Also, check the value under the other Control Sets like

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager

Let us know if you go for it and whether it works or not. Might help others searching for a solution.
James

Edited by NeverSayDie, 22 February 2012 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

EDIT: I notice above that you do not have a space between autochk and *
I'm pretty sure that may be your problem. If you make a change...

Make sure that you have a good backup of the registry and are prepared to restore it if the change causes your system to get into a hellish boot loop.
Backup, prepare for crash, add a space in there and reboot :)

Also, check the value under the other Control Sets like

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager

Let us know if you go for it and whether it works or not. Might help others searching for a solution.
James



Good job catching that! You were completely right. It worked with no problems.

So my fix ended up being changing the value of "BootExecute" in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Session Manager
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
all to include the space between autochk and *.

Thank you so much for the help!
K.Campbell

Edited by k.campbell, 23 February 2012 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

Yay!

That's the first time I've seen that. I almost didn't notice.

Happy that it's fixed and thanks for letting us know. This will probably help someone else in the future when they search the net for a solution and find this thread.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:07 AM

Hello,

 

I have just joined this forum and read this post, I am having that issue as well. I ran system look and this is what it shows:

Searching for "autochk.exe"
C:\Windows\System32\autochk.exe    --a---- 792064 bytes    [02:41 26/07/2012]    [03:20 26/07/2012] 55653D86D712641DB6930FAB64F452FF
C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_de9ef92a9327e7b0\autochk.exe    --a---- 792064 bytes    [02:41 26/07/2012]    [03:20 26/07/2012] 55653D86D712641DB6930FAB64F452FF

-= EOF =-

 

Then I saved that BEregQuery file and ran it:

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
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This is a windows 7 thread but I am running windows 8 pro. Figured since windows 8 runs on windows 7 file system this was the right thread :) I am also running iolo system mechanic.

 

Your help on this is very much appreciated.

 

P.S. It's late right now but I will introduce myself in the introductions forum very soon.

 

Thank you.






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