chkdsk being cancelled all the time

Athlon
June 23, 2008 at 00:27:53
Specs: Windows XP SP2, 600 MHz, 512 RAM
Hello,
I am on Windows XP SP2.
Windows has scheduled a chkdsk at system boot, but something is canceling it automatically.
Every time I restart Windows, it tries to run a chkdsk but never succeed because it is being automatically cancelled.
Windows says it better to run it and no matter how many times I try to schedule it, it is being cancelled.
Is there a way to find what’s canceling it and how to make sure it runs?
Where is the file that contains chkdsk command anyway?
Thanks.

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#1
June 23, 2008 at 00:43:51
Have you tried running it from an prompt command?

start > run and type cmd
then at the prompt

chkdsk c: /f

and hit enter

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#2
June 23, 2008 at 01:08:50
also there are a few issues that have been known to cause similar problems.
1 A wireless keyboard constantly sends connection messages to the computer and this message is misinterpreted by the command and cancels the chkdsk program.
2) Some USB keyboards will also cause the program to cancel

The last thing I can come up with is that the BIOS (firmware) of the HD is faulty or corrupted in some way.

when the computer schedules a chkdsk at boot the command sends a signal to the harddrive to use its own checking program to search and repair any errors. sometimes this goes bad and chkdsk is canceled from the harddrive bios. There is no fix for this and it doesn't mean that the drive is failing. It just means that the drive cannot do a self repair of bad sectors when prompted. In this case the only way is to use the manufacturer's utillity to perform the test!

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#3
June 24, 2008 at 04:17:58
Thanks for useful info lurkswithin

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