Saturday 28 July 2012

SBS 2003: Wants to ChkDsk on Reboot So Disable Disk Check

The SBS 2003 R2 Premium server we are migrating way from this weekend is not well. It is well enough to boot okay but it wants to ChkDsk the backup drive every time it boots.

fsutil dirty query D: [Enter]

When we query the status of the backup drive as above it comes up NOT Dirty. Yet, the server insists on checking it on a boot.

So, we disable the auto check for that volume:

chkntfs /x d: [Enter}

We can then move on with this box without having to try and catch the ChkDsk process before it starts or waiting and waiting and waiting until it finishes – if it ever does.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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