2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2010 2:37 PM by exbrit

    Frequent checking FAT32 for consistency...

      Hello,

       

      My second computer frequenly checks file system on C: FAT32 for consistency, Windows is verifying files and folders.  The software is XP home, service pack 3.  I am frequently unable to log into Windows as some keys on the keyboard do not work...other times it works fine.  The mouse goes crazy - uncontrollable also at times.  I was able to download and run the Malwarebytes Anti Malware, found 3 "HK" issues that were removed but on restart I cannot login to Windows.  Thanks for any response.

       

      Joe

        • 1. Re: Frequent checking FAT32 for consistency...
          exbrit

          Try the following in Safe Mode then (tap F8 while booting up).

           

          Is there a particular reason you are using FAT32 for XP?  It's outmoded and insecure and you can change it to NTFS easily without loss of data.

           

          NTFS is the standard for operating systems now.

           

          Standard cluster size for NTFS is 4096bytes.

           

          See:  http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php

           

          Once you've done that try the following:

           

          Go to Start/Run and enter cmd then click Enter (or OK)

           

          In the Command Prompt window type in chkdsk /r (with the space) and click Enter (assuming everything is drive c:, if not type chkdsk D: /r or whatever letter)

           

          You will get an error response saying the volume is in use check at next reboot Y/N?  Type in Y and click Enter and reboot.

           

          The process takes a while.  That should stop the error checking process from starting at every boot hopefully.

           

          Hope that helps.

           

           


           

           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 07/06/10 10:36:30 EDT AM

           

           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 07/06/10 10:37:53 EDT AM
          • 2. Re: Frequent checking FAT32 for consistency...
            exbrit

            If that doesn't work I would need to know if you have XP SP3 on a CD or not or some way of repairing the  XP SP3 installation..

             

             

            Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 07/06/10 3:37:26 EDT PM