Windows XP skipping autochk
Posted on 2004-11-05
In an attempt to repair my partition that Windows was reporting as bad, I used Power Quest Drive Image 2002 to backup my files and then restore them onto the same drive. I've used Drive Image 2002 before and have never had any problems. This time however I encountered a problem that I cannot seem to figure out or get around. The problem lies with the autochk program at boot time. Shortly after the Windows XP logo appears, Windows XP tries to run autochk and cannot. It reports "autochk program not found .... skipping autochk". It then reboots and repeats the same cycle over and over again without end. The only way to stop it is to turn the computer off. I've tried using the Last Know Good Configuration from the boot menu but that didn't work and I've also tried using the recovery console. I ran fixboot, fixmbr and even chkdsk /r but no change. I can't even access safe mode. I've basically run out of options and have posted this question with hopes that someone will help. I've given up on calling Symantec after their answering service put me on hold for almost an hour. This question is good for 500 points for anyone that can a solution.