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Windows attempts to chkdsk a phantom Volume at every startup

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#1 imagenesis


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 03:37 AM

The question(s) of this post are the following:

  1. This Windows 8.1 installation is executing what appears to be a chkdsk on every boot, specifying the following message at boot: Scanning and Repairing \\?\Volume{4293f4d0-c749-11e6-88
  2. This windows installation appears to register a Volume for hardware I cannot identify. This volume is missing a lot of properties when queried by Powershell's GWMI. How do you stop windows from creating this volume and/or deleting this presumed phantom volume?

The value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecutehas not been changed (autocheck autochk *).

I have deleted the following entries from the registery. The entry at CPC\Volume\ is reinstated by a reboot with the property Generation=1 changed from Generation=3.

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-266297146-606339484-1538558864-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\: http://pastebin.com/4et43xa5

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-266297146-606339484-1538558864-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\CPC\Volume\{4293f4d0-c749-11e6-88bf-9fb7251967bc}: http://pastebin.com/1BNdvxLd

CPC reinstation: http://pastebin.com/FMpiEAKK

mountvol output (a5222769-348a-48b3-9117-3dc81a6892b3 is WINRETOOLS)





The EFI System Partition is mounted at T:\

diskpart list vol

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 C OS NTFS Partition 68 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 2 T ESP FAT32 Partition 500 MB Healthy System
Volume 3 U WINRETOOLS NTFS Partition 500 MB Healthy Hidden
Volume 4 V RAW Partition 9 GB Healthy Hidden

This is a paste of GWMI -namespace root\cimv2 -class win32_volume with regards to this VolumeName. As you can see this Volume has basically no information:


The full output is here: http://pastebin.com/QbYH0H4q

HD Partitions:

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 System 500 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Reserved 128 MB 541 MB
Partition 3 Recovery 500 MB 669 MB
Partition 4 Primary 68 GB 1169 MB
Partition 5 Recovery 9 GB 69 GB


Windows 8.1 updated from 8

BCD is minimalist. Nothing special in there: http://pastebin.com/4CjtcyRe

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