Autochk Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I will discuss about the autochk command.
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Introduction

Autochk command applies to Windows 7, Windows server 2008/R2,Windows Vista and also on some older versions of  Windows.

The word autochk itself describes that it checks or verifies something.  Autochk (version of chkdsk) command  is prior to Windows Server 2008 R2 starting i.e only before Windows Server 2008 R2 starts for confirming the logical integrity of a file system or to determine, whether there is data corruption problem. Autochk command is executed when the computer is started.

  • Autochk command runs only on NTFS disk.
  • Autochk command cannot run directly from commandline
  • You can use chkntfs with the /x parameter To prohibit Autochk command from running on a specific volume, you can use chkntfs with /x parameter. chkntfs command displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
  • On computers running a Windows operating system, whenever you do not shut your computer down properly, Windows will automatically run chkdsk.
  • When a volume on Windows Servers is crashed, ntfs schedules a chkdsk operation for the next reboot. This is done by using autochk.exe during startup.

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