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(thread graduated from virus/trojan forum) Relentless HDisc Check at Startup


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#1 mcclune

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

Greetings,

 

More than half of my boot ups result in the system wanting to check the hard drive and I periodically get messages from virus/malware programs saying C:\ is corrupt.

 

After cleaning malware from the system via this recent thread (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489484/symantec-endpoint-protection-routinely-disabled-strange-behavior/page-3) I have used the Recovery Console from the Microsoft XP master CD-rom and multiple attempts at CHKDSK, chkdsk C:/r, chkntfs c:, chkntfs /X C:, etc. and the desire to scan the dirty hd after boot up still exists.

 

Lastly, I am always eager to donate funds to personal and/or cause related paypal accounts of the kind folks of BleepingComputer Response Team.

 

Again the previous and recent thread is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489484/symantec-endpoint-protection-routinely-disabled-strange-behavior/page-3

 

Much obliged in advance!

 

 

 

 



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.

 

Type Y in new screen and hit Enter.

 

Reboot...the command will execute before booting into Windows.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Louis.  I did as instructed. At reboot it went through five scans and nothing appeared wrong.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

The disk (actually file system) scans that initate unsolicited at boot...are often an indication that the file system is out of order.  Best solution (in that instance) is to run the chkdsk /r command, as I had you do, which (hopefully) will resolve the problem.

 

If the symptoms recur...it's probably something more serious...which I would investigate by running the appropriate hard drive diagnostic long/extended scan.

 

Keep us posted :).

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

Louis,

 

Per your instructions I ran the chkdsk /r command and the unsolicited disk check at boot still occurs regularly. Additional ideas?



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

I would run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic...long/extended test...to check the functional status of the hard drive.

 

The diagnostics for Seagate/Samsung and Western Digital drives...are available at the two respective websites.

 

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