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Cloned drive having same issues as original


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#1 Netghost56

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:49 PM

Having another crappy week and can't seem to focus:

 

Dell laptop came in with malware. Did standard cleanup with AdwCleaner, Mbam, Rogue Killer. After cleanup everything looked good.

Laptop arrived already on, so on reboot I was prompted for a disk cleanup. Allowed it to run. After an hour it was stuck at stage 3. I rebooted and again was prompted. Skipped it. The laptop will go to desktop and everything checks out except it always ask for disk checking when booting. Disk check continued to fail- it would freeze up at stage 3. I booted off CD and did a chkdsk.....12 times and the scan FAILED everytime. Would get between 3-7% on stage 2. Lots of 'deleting corrupted' messages. So I decided to clone to a new drive.

 

Clone went through with no errors. Mounted back into the laptop. Disk check prompt came up and I allowed it to run. Now it's stuck at 60% in stage 2.

 

I need this disk prompt gone. What am I missing?
 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 01:11 PM

Chkdsk detected a corrupt file system set a dirty bit and then starts Autochk which is a version of chkdsk. Cloning the drive does not solve the file system corruption.

 

You can disable it at startup but I would not recommend doing that. You can edit the registry offline using Kaspersky Resue Disk which has a nice Registry editor.

 

http://www.infocellar.com/winxp/chkdsk-and-autochk.htm

 

http://www.pcman.net/2009/03/disable-autochk-on-startup/

 

I would check disk health using Seatools.  No need, I forgot it's a new cloned drive.


Edited by JohnC_21, 21 November 2014 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 01:22 PM

Anytime the 3-stage chkdsk is triggered at boot...you should run the 5-stage chkdsk /r command once you boot into Windows  Or...run it from Startup Repair if you cannot boot into Windows.

 

The 5-stage process attempts recovery of files from bad sectors, along with anything the 3-stage process does.

 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:22 PM

Well I ran the 5 stage chkdsk scan twice with no issues by booting from CD. The disk check prompt continues to pop up.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

At least see what's under the registry key.

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute

 

The default for Bootexecute is autocheck autochk *.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:32 PM

Thats what it has.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:38 PM

At a command prompt type

 

fsutil dirty query C:

 

Does it say the drive is dirty?



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:40 PM

Volume C is dirty.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

You can type this command at prompt to exclude the drive from a diskcheck at boot but I would try to run Chkdsk /r again from within windows.

 

chkntfs /x c:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/160963



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 04:49 PM

That's what I did and no new issues.

I wish I could take the time to delve more into it, but it's Friday and they are needing it back ASAP.

 

 

Thanks all!



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:27 PM

Generally chkdsk taking a long time or hanging is a bad sign.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:09 PM

Yes it was doing that on the original drive- which is why I replaced it.

 

Chkdsk c: /r came up clean everytime on the clone...but with the volume being dirty from the old drive it was still wanting to do a disk check on every boot. So per John I disabled it.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:22 PM

Yeah, that will do it alright. Where chkdsk /f /r got put in the registry and then cloned over to new drive. :)






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