Windows Xp Scandisk At Bootup Problem

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Recently I reformatted my HDD and installed WinXp prof. All is well bu the problem is that whenever there is a bad shutdown , the scandisk/chkdsk does not start automatically at next bootup. Can anybody plz guide how do I enable that?
 

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that does not happen for ntfs partitions.
 

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Oh really.......then wont my HDD get corrupted over a period of time after several such bad shutdowns.....like it used to in FAT32.
 


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maybe there is a reason why microsoft does not require you to run scandisk on your disk everytime you suffer a bad restart or shutdown?ntfs is an advancement over fat32. and it has a good reputation for stability and safety.
 

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^ AFAIK , scandisk is not a part of windows XP .instead XP has advanced check Disk ....when rebooting after a bad shut down , it would be best to manually run check disk (my computer --> Disk --> properties --> tools --> check disk) to correct the problems, if any .On other community forums , I have read that aperson lost huge data after a bad shutdown onwindows XP ...
 

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But why did MS disable auto Chkdsk on XP after a bad shut down on an NTFS partition.


when rebooting after a bad shut down , it would be best to manually run check disk (my computer --> Disk --> properties --> tools --> check disk) to correct the problems, if any .[/b]

Do i need to do this after every bad shut down
 


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^ it is not a must to run check disk after each & every
bad shutdown . if you remember that many programs were
running at the time of bad shutdown , then it is better to check
the disk after the reboot . or make it a habit to check the disks
once in a week / 10 days / fortnight .
 

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But why did MS disable auto Chkdsk on XP after a bad shut down on an NTFS partition.[/b]

maybe ntfs inherently does not require a scandisk?
 
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