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Very often chkdsk.exe launches to check system partition even though it had shut down cleanly, by using Shut down opton in the Start menu.

I'm running Windows 7 RC X64; I can't remember if it happened with other builds.

Roughly, every second startup is affected with this issue.

This is my last and before last log:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is WINDOWS 7.


One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.						 

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  86272 file records processed.										  File verification completed.
  40 large file records processed.									  0 bad file records processed.										2 EA records processed.											  44 reparse records processed.									   CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
  117762 index entries processed.										 Index verification completed.
  0 unindexed files scanned.										   0 unindexed files recovered.									   CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
  86272 file SDs/SIDs processed.										 Cleaning up 21 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 21 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 21 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
  15746 data files processed.											CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  37076576 USN bytes processed.											 Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

  62918572 KB total disk space.
  20513080 KB in 67280 files.
	 44800 KB in 15747 indexes.
		 0 KB in bad sectors.
	190968 KB in use by the system.
	 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  42169724 KB available on disk.

	  4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  15729643 total allocation units on disk.
  10542431 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 51 01 00 5e 44 01 00 c2 61 02 00 00 00 00 00  .Q..^D...a......
a5 01 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....,...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is WINDOWS 7.


One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.						 

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  84224 file records processed.										  File verification completed.
  42 large file records processed.									  0 bad file records processed.										2 EA records processed.											  44 reparse records processed.									   CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
  115456 index entries processed.										 Index verification completed.
  0 unindexed files scanned.										   0 unindexed files recovered.									   CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
  84224 file SDs/SIDs processed.										 Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 11 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 11 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
  15617 data files processed.											CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  35427904 USN bytes processed.											 Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

  62918572 KB total disk space.
  19968572 KB in 68253 files.
	 43852 KB in 15618 indexes.
		 0 KB in bad sectors.
	187116 KB in use by the system.
	 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  42719032 KB available on disk.

	  4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  15729643 total allocation units on disk.
  10679758 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 49 01 00 aa 47 01 00 63 6a 02 00 00 00 00 00  .I...G..cj......
99 01 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....,...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

And HD Tune log:

HD Tune: WDC WD1600BEVT-60ZCT0 Health

ID							   Current  Worst	ThresholdData	 Status   
(01) Raw Read Error Rate		 200	  200	  51	   0		Ok	   
(03) Spin Up Time				159	  159	  21	   1016	 Ok	   
(04) Start/Stop Count			99	   99	   0		1274	 Ok	   
(05) Reallocated Sector Count	200	  200	  140	  0		Ok	   
(07) Seek Error Rate			 100	  253	  51	   0		Ok	   
(09) Power On Hours Count		95	   95	   0		3824	 Ok	   
(0A) Spin Retry Count			100	  100	  51	   0		Ok	   
(0B) Calibration Retry Count	 100	  100	  0		0		Ok	   
(0C) Power Cycle Count		   100	  100	  0		895	  Ok	   
(BB) (unknown attribute)		 100	  100	  0		0		Ok	   
(BC) (unknown attribute)		 100	  100	  0		0		Ok	   
(BE) Airflow Temperature		 57	   44	   40	   43	   Ok	   
(C0) Power Off Retract Count	 200	  200	  0		425	  Ok	   
(C1) Load Cycle Count			180	  180	  0		60662	Ok	   
(C2) Temperature				 100	  87	   0		43	   Ok	   
(C4) Reallocated Event Count	 200	  200	  0		0		Ok	   
(C5) Current Pending Sector	  200	  200	  0		0		Ok	   
(C6) Offline Uncorrectable	   100	  253	  0		0		Ok	   
(C7) Ultra DMA CRC Error Count   200	  200	  0		0		Ok	   
(C8) Write Error Rate			100	  253	  51	   0		Ok	   

Power On Time		 : 3824
Health Status		 : Ok

My machine:

HP 6820s

WDD 160 GB

DDR2 2GB

ATI Mobility Radeon X1350

Intel pentium Dual Core T2390

I have installed all latest drivers offered from WU.

I've tried running chkdsk from Win 7 install disk (from Command Prompt) on all partitions (with /f parameter) but apparently it didn't help.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Do you happen to have ZoneAlarm installed?

If so please uninstall it, and test again (a couple of restarts may be required)

Or it could just be a bad spot on the hard drive, running a drive diagnostics on it should confirm if the hard drive is faulty or not

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No, I don't have ZA installed, but I have Avira Premium 2009.

I've tried running HD Tune test, and when it reached about 50% my HDD temp was almost 60?C, so I turned off computer to cool down (it's summer, you know:)) )

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I would suggest you back up any user data on that hard drive, as it may be faulty

Once your data is fully backed up, you should then locate the hard drive manufacture diagnostic utility (usually these are used in warranty scenarios, so that's the area you should find the tool on the manuafacturers support page)

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You know the same happens to me too on 2 of my machines, I have Avira Free installed also and I'm thinking it may be that.

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It's definitely not Avira free

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I'll look for Diagnostic software

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Actually it could be your power supply as well, but start with the diagnostic test, from the manufacturer

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I'm just preparing for the test but the HD Tune reports that it's healthy, Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from Western Digital too

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I ran the test with WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics (quick and extended test) and it did not find any errors :)

I've just uninstalled Avira and installed Microsoft Security Essentials, so will see if the problem occurs again.

Maybe it could be ntfs.sys driver issue?

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the ntfs file system could have been set to dirty, that would cause a checkdisk on every boot. under vista you had to reformat the drive to fix it.

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I've had that problem too...also an Avira user.

And I've only had the problem on my Windows 7 install, which is on a different physical drive from my Vista SP2. Both drives check out.

Edited by lambo3333333

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I've uninstalled Avira Premium and installed Avira Free; it's been 6 days since the last error :)

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