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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home Edition - 64 bit - Version 1703 - OS build 5063.413
       14 Jun 2017 #1

    Windows 10 Check Disk at every startup since creators update


    Hi everyone.

    Ever since I updated Windows 10 to the creators update a few weeks ago, my HP Spectre laptop at startup has a message that pops up asking to perform a chkdsk or press space bar within 8 seconds.

    Any suggestions/recommendations on how to stop/get rid of this from appearing at startup?

    Cheers!
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  2.    14 Jun 2017 #2

    Press the Windows key+X choose Command Prompt (Admin)
    Here type chkntfs /X C: This tells Windows not to check the C: drive on bootup.
    Disable or Stop Auto CHKDSK During Windows Startup • Raymond.CC
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home Edition - 64 bit - Version 1703 - OS build 5063.413
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks for the response @spunk.

    I followed your instructions but unfortunately I get the same message at startup.

    Just some additional info... my HP has an SSD.

    Any other suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated.

    Cheers!
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  4.    14 Jun 2017 #4

    First, unplug any external HDD's you may have connected so that only the HDD in the laptop is affected.
    If you read the link provided in post #2 you would see you first have to clear the Dirty Bit by typing
    fsutil dirty query C: and pressing Enter. It should say the disk is Dirty or Not Dirty (Clean)
    Now set the drive to not check the C: drive by typing
    chkntfs /X C: and pressing Enter. Now do a manual check of the drive, Type
    chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes. And restart the computer.
    Check Disk will run one more time and it will take a long time. When it's done, it should no longer have the problem
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home Edition - 64 bit - Version 1703 - OS build 5063.413
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2017 #5

    So that we're clear, my laptop does not have an HDD... it only has an SSD. Does this make a difference in your instructions above?

    Cheers!
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  6.    14 Jun 2017 #6

    No, SSD or HDD either way they are relatively the same as far as Windows is concerned.
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home Edition - 64 bit - Version 1703 - OS build 5063.413
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2017 #7

    When I enter fsutil dirty query C: into the cmd prompt I get an "access is denied" message.
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  8. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home Edition - 64 bit - Version 1703 - OS build 5063.413
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2017 #8

    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home Edition - 64 bit - Version 1703 - OS build 5063.413
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2017 #9

    @spunk... I figured out that I needed to run those commands in an elevated cmd mode.

    I ran the following in the elevated cmd mode...

    chkntfs
    chkntfs /x c:

    Which both gave me the same results as described on that link. After which I restarted my laptop to find the same "To stop chkdsk, press any key within 8 seconds" message at the HP startup/boot screen.
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  10.    15 Jun 2017 #10

    I had a similar problem after the last cumulative update. Let the chkdsk continue and complete at startup. Then, from the admin prompt, enter chkdsk /r and press enter. You will be prompted to restart to run the command because your C drive is allocated. Restart your PC and let chkdsk run. This will take a while, but your problem should be corrected.
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