When I startup the computer it runs chkdsk?

Question

When I startup the computer it runs chkdsk. It didn't do this until the computer locked up about a week ago. This is getting very annoying and taking a lot longer to startup. How do I turn this off or correct it?

Answer

This question was answered on February 1, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

"Cannot Open Volume for Direct Access" Error Message When Chkdsk Runs at Startup

SYMPTOMS

When you schedule the Chkdsk utility to run at startup, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following when you restart the computer:

Cannot open volume for direct access

The type of the file system is NTFS

IFSUTIL: Can't open drive Status returned = c0000043

Windows has finished checking the disk

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 1, 2005