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cannot perform error check on drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Michael Walraven, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Michael Walraven

    Michael Walraven Flightless Bird

    Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.

    Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried both
    with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box
    checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am running
    with an administrator account.

    Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does not
    get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into windows
    successfully.

    Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else seems
    to be working just fine.

    Would like to be able to perform the scan!

    Thanks for any advice.
    Michael
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Michael Walraven wrote:
    > Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it
    > could not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >
    > Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried
    > both with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
    > box checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am
    > running with an administrator account.
    >
    > Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does
    > not get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into
    > windows successfully.
    >
    > Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else
    > seems to be working just fine.
    >
    > Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >
    > Thanks for any advice.
    > Michael
    >
    >

    Tried looking for malware?
     
  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    news:hovr6o$dss$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    > not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >
    > Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried
    > both with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box
    > checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am running
    > with an administrator account.
    >
    > Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does
    > not get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into
    > windows successfully.
    >
    > Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else
    > seems to be working just fine.
    >
    > Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >
    > Thanks for any advice.
    > Michael
    >
    >

    Have you tried chkdsk from a command prompt? If you do a chkdsk C: /f does
    it ask to schedule a check on the next boot?
    --
    SC Tom
     
  4. Michael Walraven

    Michael Walraven Flightless Bird

    Further information:
    sfc /scannow reports uncorrectable errors for autochk.exe and tcpmon.ini
    (hashes do not match)

    Advice on repair very much appreciated (I have a win 7 disk, system is a
    Dell studio XPS machine, Windows 7 Home Premium).
    There is a restore partition also but hope to avoid that.

    Michael

    "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    news:hovr6o$dss$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    > not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >
    > Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried
    > both with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box
    > checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am running
    > with an administrator account.
    >
    > Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does
    > not get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into
    > windows successfully.
    >
    > Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else
    > seems to be working just fine.
    >
    > Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >
    > Thanks for any advice.
    > Michael
    >
    >
     
  5. Mike S.

    Mike S. Flightless Bird

    In article <hovr6o$dss$1@speranza.aioe.org>,
    Michael Walraven <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote:
    >Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    >not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >
    >Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried both
    >with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box
    >checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am running
    >with an administrator account.
    >
    >Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does not
    >get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into windows
    >successfully.
    >
    >Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else seems
    >to be working just fine.
    >
    >Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >
    >Thanks for any advice.
    >Michael



    What comes to mind:

    Malware (specifically, a rootkit). Download rootkitrevealer or gmer and
    look for one.

    Hardware issues.
     
  6. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    news:hovudl$jc9$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Further information:
    > sfc /scannow reports uncorrectable errors for autochk.exe and tcpmon.ini
    > (hashes do not match)
    >
    > Advice on repair very much appreciated (I have a win 7 disk, system is a
    > Dell studio XPS machine, Windows 7 Home Premium).
    > There is a restore partition also but hope to avoid that.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    > news:hovr6o$dss$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    >> not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >>
    >> Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried
    >> both with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
    >> box checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am
    >> running with an administrator account.
    >>
    >> Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does
    >> not get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into
    >> windows successfully.
    >>
    >> Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else
    >> seems to be working just fine.
    >>
    >> Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >>
    >> Thanks for any advice.
    >> Michael
    >>
    >>


    After checking for malware, you could try a System Restore to a time before
    you started having the errors.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  7. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Mike S. wrote:
    > In article <hovr6o$dss$1@speranza.aioe.org>,
    > Michael Walraven <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote:
    >> Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    >> not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >>
    >> Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried both
    >> with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box
    >> checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am running
    >> with an administrator account.
    >>
    >> Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does not
    >> get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into windows
    >> successfully.
    >>
    >> Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else seems
    >> to be working just fine.
    >>
    >> Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >>
    >> Thanks for any advice.
    >> Michael

    >
    >
    > What comes to mind:
    >
    > Malware (specifically, a rootkit). Download rootkitrevealer or gmer and
    > look for one.
    >
    > Hardware issues.
    >

    Has the OP called Dell?
     
  8. Michael Walraven

    Michael Walraven Flightless Bird

    And further toward a solution:
    My autochk.exe within c:windows\system32 appears to be coming from
    c:/windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft_windows_autochk.{bunch of numbers} they
    have the same date and size and have no version information.

    There is another autochk.exe within
    c:/windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft_windows_autochk{bunch of numbers} that has a
    different size and version information 6.17.7600.1685. I was unable to find
    a way to get the one with version info into system32 however I found a
    hotfix (KB975778) that successfully updated my file to version
    6.1.7600.20538, now the chkdsk will start on startup.

    Still leaves me with a bum tcpmon.ini to find a fix for (it is similar
    problem in that it is from the amd64.... series of files instead of the
    x86... series of files. The base problem may be that my system is confused
    in thinking it has a amd cpu when it actually has a intel machine. There is
    a switch to set in Vista that told the boot sequence to rebuild its HAL
    (hardware abstraction layer) based on the hardware it finds. I could not
    find that in Win 7.

    Michael

    "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    news:hovudl$jc9$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Further information:
    > sfc /scannow reports uncorrectable errors for autochk.exe and tcpmon.ini
    > (hashes do not match)
    >
    > Advice on repair very much appreciated (I have a win 7 disk, system is a
    > Dell studio XPS machine, Windows 7 Home Premium).
    > There is a restore partition also but hope to avoid that.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    > news:hovr6o$dss$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Base symptom is that the backup and restore program reports that it could
    >> not backup lots of files because the C: drive is corrupt.
    >>
    >> Tried to perform error-checking (tools tab on the C: drive). Have tried
    >> both with and without the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
    >> box checked. The automatically fix file system errors is checked. I am
    >> running with an administrator account.
    >>
    >> Restart the machine (both 'restart' and 'shutdown' tried). The scan does
    >> not get scheduled, simply goes to the regular Windows startup and into
    >> windows successfully.
    >>
    >> Only obvious problem with system is the backup report, everything else
    >> seems to be working just fine.
    >>
    >> Would like to be able to perform the scan!
    >>
    >> Thanks for any advice.
    >> Michael
    >>
    >>
     
  9. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
    news:hp0c9u$9d7$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > And further toward a solution:


    Instead of replying to yourself why don't you reply to people
    who are trying to help you?
     

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