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WIN2K chkdsk/chkntfs Dirty bit

By thenderson ·
Every time I boot to win2k (sp1) its set the dirty bit on the boot (c:) ntfs file system. You can run chkdsk during boot, or schedule it during the next boot, but as soon as win2k boots you can:
C>chkntfs c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
C: is dirty. You may use the /C option to schedule chkdsk for
this drive.

Any ideas on whats up with this ? The disk is not reporting and physical/logical problems.

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by dlw6 In reply to WIN2K chkdsk/chkntfs Dirt ...

What may have happened is that someone used CHKDSK /X to turn off normal CHKDSK behavior. The OS is suggesting to you to use CHKDSK /C to test it at next boot because it's not already doing so.

Win2K uses the "dirty bit" when it finds problems with a disk. The "dirty bit" causes CHKDSK to run at next boot, as a way to performing routine maintenance.

The command CHKNTFS will show you the current status of the "dirty bit" and whether CHKDSK is scheduled to run.

CHKNTFS /D will restore the computer to default behavior, i.e. remove any settings that were previously done with CHKDSK or CHKNTFS. You might want to try this. Win2K will then check all volumes at boot time and run CHKDSK against those found to be dirty.

Check out Q218461 at support.microsoft.com for the complete answer.

Good fortune,
Don

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by thenderson In reply to WIN2K chkdsk/chkntfs Dirt ...

This is the typical answer from someone who does NOT have the answer. He passes on information that is common knowlege, or readily available. He reviews the problem, but has no answer for it.

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by slaw In reply to WIN2K chkdsk/chkntfs Dirt ...

Well I understand stand where you are coming from. I am having the same issue that you are working on as well. I ran chkdisk for my ntfs boot and It rebooted but it gave me an error that it could not continue. I am doing research on this issue.Let me know if you find something as well.

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by thenderson In reply to WIN2K chkdsk/chkntfs Dirt ...

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