ChkDsk or Check Disk will not run at startup in Windows 10

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  1. It just says “Cannot Edit BootExcute, Error writing the value’s new contents”

    This is what the value is set to: “autocheck autochk /r ??C:

    autocheck autochk *”

  2. I got exactly the same problem:


    It just says “Cannot Edit BootExcute, Error writing the value’s new contents”

    This is what the value is set to: “autocheck autochk /r ??C:

    autocheck autochk *”

  3. Isn’t “lsdelete” a line needed for LavaSoft programs that wouldn’t be present otherwise? That might be why your commenters are having difficulties. If you don’t have Ad-Aware or another LavaSoft program installed on your machine, that “lsdelete” line is going to call something that doesn’t exist. The rest of it is fine.

  4. I have tried that and I still get a msg saying that disk C: is in use, would you like to chckdsk at restart? plus the registry values are correct. How can I tell if the chkdsk is ACTUALLY running in the background?

  5. ckhdsk would not be running in the background. If it runs at startup, you will know because the system will not boot into the OS until it is done.

  6. after “scheduling” it run at boot, it always booted the OS and never did actually ran. I had to create a boot disk, boot from the disk and had to launch cmd line utility from there – i was then able to run it. Thanks for the help.

  7. It’s in autochk*. I have also tried sfc/ scan now and at 68% it stops. I have tried several times setting error checking in from c drive tool as well as cmd prompt. But it not starts the file check

  8. I was having similar issue on dell latitude laptop, It would not run chkdsk on reboot. The solution I found was during start up, tabbing F8 key. This brings up repair and restore option. Use top option “Repair your Computer”. Be sure when prompted to log in with profile that has administrator rights. A menu pops up, first use “Startup Repair” it clear up and correct start up issues. Then use the command prompt and run your chkdsk /f or whatever chkdsk command you like.

  9. when i chkdsk c: in win7 it stops at 9% says file record segment 220974 is an orphan…regedit bootexecute value is autocheck autochk*…what to do?…

  10. Good morning… My chkdsk doesn’t show up anymore. When I schedule it and reboot, it just goes right
    back to my desktop and chkdsk doesn’t run at all. I have disk errors I can’t fix. System restore won’t work because there are disk errors and it says to fix them before trying system restore? But I can”t find chkdsk and I tried running as admin, but nothing happens. I don’t know how to go to run system checker

  11. No posted solutions I could find worked for my paradox> couldn’t run chkdsk because of so called recently installed software package, which prompted me to do a system restore, and system restore prompted me to run chkdsk. I pulled my hard drive and plugged it as a secondary in my friends PC, and ran chkdsk from there. It fixed everything.

  12. Gui boot or no Gui boot can make the boot a little bit faster but sometimes chdsk schedule will not work by start up after you checked the box..so better uncheck “no Gui boot” in msconfig

  13. When this problem caused, I also cannot be able to run the chkdsk command. Then I called the online tech support department of AskPCTechies and they had resolved all the issues successfully.

  14. This may help some of you reading this older thread. It worked for me on an old xp machine. Open:

    My Computer>c:drive>Windows>system32.

    Locate and delete the autochk.exe file.

    Refresh the system32 window. A new autochk.exe file will appear.

    Run chkdsk again and see if it works. If it
    does, the old file was corrupt and has now been replaced with a new one by the Operating System.

  15. My BootExecute is set to autocheck autochk * and it is does still chdsk every boot. I am running windows 10 off another hard drive and have to go into bios to tell it to boot Windows 10. When it does the default Widnows chdsk is what I get. Can I set the BootExecute it to something else? What can I set it to so that it never does a chdsk.

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