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#1 jfruch1

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

I have a Toshiba laptop that came with Windows 7 and I have dual booted it with the 90 day Evaluation copy of Windows 8. If I boot into Windows 8 everything starts up fine, but then when I try to restart and go into Windows 7 (or even if I shut down completely and then try to go into Windows 7) Checkdisk kicks in saying it's found inconsistencies and needs to check all disks. It never reports any problems, but does this anyway. I'm going to be replacing this eval. copy with a full paid for copy of Windows 8 in the near future (I'm a Windows 7 and 'soon-to-be' Windows 8 instructor for a large computer club.); but, I'd like to find out if this is going to be an ongoing problem. If I'm working in Windows 7, shut down and restart into Windows 7 - no checkdisk comes up. It's only when I make the switch from 8 to 7.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

I'd say that your boot files have some file problems...I'd run the chkdsk /r command in each OS.

If problem continues, I'd run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic on the hard drive.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2012 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

I'd say that your boot files have some file problems...I'd run the chkdsk /r command in each OS.

If problem continues, I'd run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic on the hard drive.

Louis


Thanks but I found the answer later yesterday. It's the fast startup feature in Windows 8 that is causing the problem. Once I disabled it, no more checkdisk start ups when I boot into Windows 7. (Funny how you can search and search for an answer; then, after you ask for help - you find it yourself!!!).

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Nice work, thanks for letting us know that the issue is resolved.

Happy computing :).

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