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Autochk cannot be found

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SK, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. SK

    SK Flightless Bird

    I recently ran check disk. Now evertime I boot my xp machine up I get a
    light blue error screen that says autochk* cannot be found and it pauses
    about 5 seconds. Then it continues to boot normally. By searching the web I
    found that the registry key for this is set properly, I think... at
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
    Manager\BootExecute with value = autocheck autochk *. Is there a way to
    stop this behaviour? Thanks you.
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    SK wrote:
    > I recently ran check disk. Now evertime I boot my xp machine up I get a
    > light blue error screen that says autochk* cannot be found and it pauses
    > about 5 seconds. Then it continues to boot normally. By searching the web I
    > found that the registry key for this is set properly, I think... at
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
    > Manager\BootExecute with value = autocheck autochk *. Is there a way to
    > stop this behaviour? Thanks you.


    At a Command Prompt issue this command:

    CHKNTFS /D

    Also make sure that autochk.exe is in your \WINDOWS\system32 folder.

    John
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "SK" <nospam@aol.com> said this in news item
    news:#cnYo8FmKHA.3972@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I recently ran check disk. Now evertime I boot my xp machine up I get a
    > light blue error screen that says autochk* cannot be found and it pauses
    > about 5 seconds. Then it continues to boot normally. By searching the web
    > I found that the registry key for this is set properly, I think... at
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
    > Manager\BootExecute with value = autocheck autochk *. Is there a way to
    > stop this behaviour? Thanks you.


    The error message says nothing about the registry but it says that the file
    autochk cannot be found. Autochk.exe is supposed to reside in the System32
    folder. Is it there?
     

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