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  1.    20 Jun 2017 #11
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    Try this. Right click an empty space on the Desktop, select Personalization, then click Taskbar from the left menu and turn off 'Replace command prompt with Power Shell'.

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  2.    20 Jun 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle51 View Post
    Mr. Ed,
    MS replaced it with PowerShell ... Should be able to change it back ... Settings / Personalization / Taskbar / Replace Command Prompt with PowerShell in Menu bla, bla ... turn it off.
    Thanks, Eagle. I'm not too familiar with power shell, but I'll take your suggestion. BTW, I just reset my computer and reinstalled my programs. I'm still getting that mysterious message at start-up. I'll try to photograph it in the near future so I can post it here.
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  3.    20 Jun 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Try this. Right click an empty space on the Desktop, select Personalization, then click Taskbar from the left menu and turn off 'Replace command prompt with Power Shell'.

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    Eureka! That worked, Essenbe. Thanks for the advice....Ed
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  4.    21 Jun 2017 #14
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    Thanks I did that and got message: volume C is NOT dirty.
    This seems to imply that each time you reboot your PC, chkdsk is scheduled, and runs successfully, clearing the dirty bit.

    In my previous post I gave a number of other steps to follow. I repeat them here for you:

    Try this - which should confirm chkdsk ran successfully
    Post the result of running chkdsk at boot which you can get after a restart as follows:
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    or
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.

    and inspect the report generated to see what it says about your disk.

    Also, check your physical disk:
    Download install and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial)
    Post a screenshot of its GUI.
    to post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon

    (A good place to check for questions about aspects of the GUI and changes made in builds is the Tutorial section: where changes are made from build to build by MS there may well be a related tutorial as many people ask the same question:
    Show Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    )
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  5.    21 Jun 2017 #15
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    I went ahead and reset my computer yesterday. That message still appears, but there seems to be no other problems. I tried to take a picture of the message, but my camera's battery died. I'll try again in the future, or hand copy it if it stays on the screen long enough. You guys have been awesome with your assistance!
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  6.    21 Jun 2017 #16
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    So do please try the two things I suggested in #14. Good luck.
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  7.    24 Jun 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    This seems to imply that each time you reboot your PC, chkdsk is scheduled, and runs successfully, clearing the dirty bit.

    In my previous post I gave a number of other steps to follow. I repeat them here for you:

    Try this - which should confirm chkdsk ran successfully
    Post the result of running chkdsk at boot which you can get after a restart as follows:
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    or
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.

    and inspect the report generated to see what it says about your disk.

    Also, check your physical disk:
    Download install and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial)
    Post a screenshot of its GUI.
    to post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon

    (A good place to check for questions about aspects of the GUI and changes made in builds is the Tutorial section: where changes are made from build to build by MS there may well be a related tutorial as many people ask the same question:
    Show Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    )
    Rather than using the program you suggested, I ran chkdsk instead and it found no problems. Thanks.

    On Edit: I followed Ask Leo's instructions on modifying that registry key (scary, since I like to avoid the registry).
    I'm sure I did it correctly, but the message still appears. I think that could mean my HDD is on the way out. correct?
    Last edited by Mr Ed; 26 Jun 2017 at 18:21. Reason: new info
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  8.    24 Jun 2017 #18
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    chkdsk checks the integrity of your NTFS file system.

    The program checks the state of your hard disk.

    They do quite different things. They are not alternatives.
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  9.    26 Jun 2017 #19
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    Dalchina, I followed Ask Leo's instructions on modifying that registry key (scary, since I like to avoid the registry).
    I'm sure I did it correctly, but the message still appears. I think that could mean my HDD is on the way out. correct?
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  10.    27 Jun 2017 #20
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    The point of that information is simply to get the result of chkdsk running at boot.

    Still we don't know the outcome of running chkdsk (fail? pass) and still I see no screenshot of Hard Disk Sentinel (trial)
    Post a screenshot of its GUI.
    to post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon

    - like this please:
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    which is how you answer your question:

    I think that could mean my HDD is on the way out. correct?

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