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Autock.exe not found

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When I boot I get the message that "Autock.exe
Program not found:
Skipping autocheck.
How can the issue be resolved?
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Question by:Finestkind
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Does the system then restart?
If not you probably only need to uninstall a hotfix, if it is also rebooting you might have a problem with a hidden partition on your drive.
See: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7746.html
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by:LeeTutor
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The name is autochk.exe, not autock.exe.  Here is a Previosly Answered Question with one possible solution:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21463053.html
autochk not found...

Another one with a different answer:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21158763.html
Error message - autochk not found: skipping
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Hi Finestkind,

Try this link: http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/showthread.php?t=168485
This link might help you on resolving your issue when booting and getting this error.
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by:LeeTutor
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That error message happened to me soon after I installed XP in a triple boot situation using Partition Magic to manage Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows XP, back around 2003 or 2004.  Can't find my question to give you a link for it -- why doesn't Experts-Exchange give a simple way to allow you to search your own questions? ;0(  But here is another one that a google search found where I referenced it:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23895688.html
Autochk not found - Windows won't start
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by:LeeTutor
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Yeah, there it is, MASQUERAID.  Thanks.   I figured it was findable through advanced search in E-E.  But notice I said:

>why doesn't Experts-Exchange give a simple way to allow you to search your own questions? ;0(

Key word is "simple."  Like, for instance, when you go to your own profile and want to search either your own questions or your own answers, there is no search box where you can type in your search query...   ;0)
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by:Finestkind
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The link you provided had one to Kelly's Korner which had a registry patch.  

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/disablecheckdisk.reg


Did the job.

Thanks

Sam
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