Can't cancel full scan

Dell desk top / Inspiron 531
September 25, 2009 at 23:45:24
Specs: Windows Vista, amd 800/4 gigs
Every time I reboot now, computer does a full and very long (about 2 hours) scan that I can't cancel when I "hit any key". I'm using Windows One Care. Any suggestions of where to check for the problem or how to cancel the scan? It never finds a problem. I have Vista Ultimate.
Thanks,

Lynn


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#1
September 26, 2009 at 01:06:48
I don't use Vista so you may want to wait for another hit on your post, but after your machine finally boots you should be able to go into Windows One Care properties and deselect "run at start-up"

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#2
September 26, 2009 at 08:37:37
Thanks Sabbas. One Care is not the issue or the problem. I've had it for years. It's Microsoft's protection suite, antvirus and things. But thanks for trying.

Lynn


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#3
September 26, 2009 at 14:03:41
I have yet to meet a security suit that can't be tweaked. Still may be worth considering taking a look at the scan options.

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#4
September 26, 2009 at 16:58:18
This is the chkdsk scan. Didn't think that's related to the One Care any more than it would be to something like Norton 360. These aren't loaded in at the time the chkdisk runs. The problem is on starting before anything gets loaded in yet.

Lynn


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#5
September 26, 2009 at 18:15:29
If your machine is running unscheduled chkdsk at every normal reboot, you may want to take a closer look at your HDD. There might be more than a few errors on it, or it might even be due to bad sectors or it may be heading south.

Did the problem just started out of the blues?

Have you run a HDD diagnostic on the disk? SeaTools & WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic are free examples of such tools.

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#6
September 27, 2009 at 03:22:56
As Sabertooth Has pointed out the most likely cause is a damaged HHD , SIW or similar utility will tell you the make of hard drive see if that maker has a tool for it .

If that does not fix it then schedule a chkdsk scan , yes it seems a paradox but it can end the loop .

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#7
September 27, 2009 at 15:02:07
Thanks. Will try it

Lynn


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#8
October 6, 2009 at 09:54:32
OK, I did a full scan and found some viruses (Trojans) and got rid of them. Ran chkdisk which did not show any problems, nor did it before. And the problem still exists! Any other suggestions? Been gone for multiple dr appts as a may need neck surg and would really like to get this fixed before then.

Lynn


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#9
October 6, 2009 at 11:18:41
OK lets look in the registry , Open Regedit with a right click and run as admin. navigate to .

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

In the right hand pane find Boot Execute the string value should be autocheck autochk *

If it is not double click Boot Execute and modify the string value to autocheck autochk * the space between k and * is intentional .

If your HDD is not damaged this may fix things .

I do hope your neck surgery goes well for you .

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#10
October 6, 2009 at 14:18:29
Thank you so very much Jack. It shows under data in one line:
autocheck autochk /r \??\C:
autocheck autochk /r \??\D:
autocheck autochk /r \??\I:
autocheck autochk /r \??\P:
autocheck autochk *

Should I delete everything above the last line?

I don't really know what it means. I have 2 internal drives and 2 external but I disconnected the external ones to reboot after finding that it takes so long doing the scan. Hoped this would be faster and it was, a little.
Can you tell me if there's anything wrong in what you see?.


Lynn


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#11
October 6, 2009 at 16:27:45
Yes just the last line , that is the default setting ,

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#12
October 6, 2009 at 17:14:53
OK, right now it says
BootExecute REG_MULTI_SZ autocheck autochk *
I assume this is correct? and I'll reboot now? Wonder what would have changed it.... I did have a couple of Trojans. I'll let you know if it works later (after dinner and Heroes). If it does I really owe you big time and will be endlessly grateful.

Lynn


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#13
October 7, 2009 at 00:42:55
Jack, thank you, thank you, thank you! It worked!

Lynn


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#14
October 7, 2009 at 04:41:26
Your welcome , And once again I wish you well with your neck surgery .

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