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    Windows runs chkdisk everytime I boot it?


    Not a massive problem but the pc i'm setting this up on isn't mine so I want everything to be sorted.
    I'm not sure if I'm better off asking in a windows forum but everytime I boot windows it starts chkdisk is there anyway to disable it or is it something linux is doing on the other partition?
    I have openSUSE on one and vista (don't ask!) on another.
    openSUSE has the windows disk mounted on it all the time, I tried unmounting it in openSUSE but it still does it when I boot up windows and then openSUSE remounts it when I boot that up again.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Linux installations won't interfere with Windows, or cause any type of activity like you describe.
    You might actually get some Windows type advice from some of our members that still do use Microsoft. But if it were me I'd still check out a Windows support forum to see what they might have to say.
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    Thanks again Jay!

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    Just in case anyone else has trouble with this I've found a solution it's not a very elegant but it works.

    Locate the subkey:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
    in regedit open bootexecute and delete any entries.

    I recommend making a backup which you can do from the file menu > export

    The default entry is
    Code:
    autocheck autochk *
    so if it says anything different you might want to try changing it back to this first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w3rthers View Post
    openSUSE has the windows disk mounted on it all the time, I tried unmounting it in openSUSE but it still does it when I boot up windows and then openSUSE remounts it when I boot that up again.
    that we should be able to help with ... can you post contents of /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab ... it might be some other service is mounting the partition but it's worth checking fstab first ...

    Quote Originally Posted by w3rthers View Post
    Just in case anyone else has trouble with this I've found a solution it's not a very elegant but it works.

    Locate the subkey:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
    in regedit open bootexecute and delete any entries.

    I recommend making a backup which you can do from the file menu > export

    The default entry is
    Code:
    autocheck autochk *
    so if it says anything different you might want to try changing it back to this first.
    thanks for sharing your fix

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