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script/bat to run chkdsk once and restart

Posted on 2006-11-20
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Hi,

I'd like to have chkdsk run on a computer without any user interaction.

I'd like to run chkdsk to fix all errors on the c: drive.
Then I'd like to restart the comptuer and have the chkdsk run.
Then I'd like windows to start up.

Any suggestions how I can do this?

I think what I'm looking for is a registry edit that I can schedule a chkdsk/autochk to run only ONCE during the next startup. then I can create a reboot at a certain time.

thanks!
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by:sirbounty
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I don't think you need a batch/script - that's how chkdsk works, since it can't lock the c drive...

Try it with:

chkdsk c: /x

There is a shtudown.exe that will allow you to schedule the reboot...
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by:vITComputing
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That still requires user interaction of y/n.

I am aware of the shutdown.exe, and I do plan on using that as soon as I can schedule a chkdsk/autochk to run ONCE during startup.

Thanks.
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sirbounty earned 80 total points
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Oh, that's for safety sake...you can echo the answer to force it...

echo y|chkdsk c: /x
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by:saw830
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Hi vITComputing,

is this of any assistance?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/218461

Hope this helps,
Alan
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by:vITComputing
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the echo command worked.  What the difference between the /f and the /x parameter?

Thanks!
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by:vITComputing
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Does the chkdsk also write to a log file somewhere or maybe the event log?

Thanks
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by:sirbounty
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/x forces a volume dismount and implies /f
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by:sirbounty
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Yes - eventlog
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by:and235100
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Yes, in the Application Event log under Source=Winlogon and EventID=1001

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