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Anonymous
April 19, 2004 4:27:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I am reposting the below in the hope that someone can help me overcome the
'automatic consistency check of hard disk upon startup'. The problem
persists.

TIA.

Rgds.

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Thanks.

I'll try removing the IomegaWare software for the USB Zip drive and see if
that fixes the problem. I have browsed the Iomega Support Website and
there's a question posted there on the same problem, but the solutions
suggested in the answer doesn't help.

But I really hope someone can help me to solve the problem of the computer
automatically checking for consistency of hard drive during bootup. This
looks like a software (Windows XP) problem to me, and is really irritating.
There are only 10 seconds available for me to manually overide or skip the
consistency check, and I have to sit in front of the monitor waiting for
that screen to appear every time I start the computer. And if I miss the
10-second window period, I'll have to wait for the computer to complete the
whole consistency check which can take several minutes before Windows
starts. Real unproductive.

TIA.

Regards.


"KenW" <kenw@no29no.net> wrote in message
news:4n5580hag4qpoii5b09o5o4cp433rrorc4@4ax.com...
> Sounds like driver conflicts. The Nvidia icon isn't really needed.
> Look in Services and disable it. The other two, don't know. The zip
> drive, check Iomega for updated drivers. I just removed my usb
> zip100,went with usb hard drive, but I never installed their software
> since it caused more troubles than it was worth and the zip100 did
> everything without their software.
>
>
>
> <jeresine@singnet.com.sg> wrote:
>
> >My computer which I bought in Feb 04 comes pre-installed with Windows XP
and
> >I've been having intermittent bootup problems with it since.
> >
> >(1) Now and then, the computer will automatically check the bootup drive
> >for consistency every time it boots up. It finds no problems, but will
> >carry out the same consistency check again the next time I start Windows
XP.
> >Although I can manually overide and skip the consistency check, but it is
> >very frustrating. The problem will continue for a few days, then goes
away,
> >and randomly returns again ...
> >
> >(2) The icons in the system tray (notification area) load
inconsistently -
> >sometimes they appear and sometimes they don't. These icons are:- (1)
> >'Nvidia Settings icon' for the NVidia GeForce4 graphics card which comes
> >preinstalled with the computer; (2) 'Creative Volume Control icon' for
the
> >Creative Audigy 2 NX USB sound card; and (3) 'Philips Lightframe icon'
for
> >the Philips CRT monitor. When they don't load properly, I have to
restart
> >the computer, and so far after one or two reboot the icons will all load
in
> >the system tray. But again this is very frustrating.
> >
> >(3) One particular device (Iomega USB-powered Zip 100 disk drive) is
> >particularly frustrating. Approximately one out of five times, the
computer
> >will fail to detect the Iomega Zip drive upon bootup. I will then have
to
> >unplug and replug the USB connector from/to the computer, and then it
will
> >be detected. I have no problems with the other USB devices which include
> >printer, scanner, game controller, etc.
> >
> >Any and all advice/assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
>
> -- KenW
Anonymous
April 19, 2004 7:02:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Jeresine, check here for Chkdsk. Have you tried these yet?
http://groups.msn.com/winXPXchange/xpsolutionspage2.msn...

Rt click on Taskbar>Select Properties>Customize> In the Behavior column
you can rt click on items and
choose Always Show.

"Jeresine" <jeresine@singnet.com.sg> wrote in message
news:c5vi87$prs$1@reader01.singnet.com.sg...
> I am reposting the below in the hope that someone can help me overcome the
> 'automatic consistency check of hard disk upon startup'. The problem
> persists.
>
> TIA.
>
> Rgds.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
> --------
>
> Thanks.
>
> I'll try removing the IomegaWare software for the USB Zip drive and see if
> that fixes the problem. I have browsed the Iomega Support Website and
> there's a question posted there on the same problem, but the solutions
> suggested in the answer doesn't help.
>
> But I really hope someone can help me to solve the problem of the computer
> automatically checking for consistency of hard drive during bootup. This
> looks like a software (Windows XP) problem to me, and is really
irritating.
> There are only 10 seconds available for me to manually overide or skip the
> consistency check, and I have to sit in front of the monitor waiting for
> that screen to appear every time I start the computer. And if I miss the
> 10-second window period, I'll have to wait for the computer to complete
the
> whole consistency check which can take several minutes before Windows
> starts. Real unproductive.
>
> TIA.
>
> Regards.
>
>
> "KenW" <kenw@no29no.net> wrote in message
> news:4n5580hag4qpoii5b09o5o4cp433rrorc4@4ax.com...
> > Sounds like driver conflicts. The Nvidia icon isn't really needed.
> > Look in Services and disable it. The other two, don't know. The zip
> > drive, check Iomega for updated drivers. I just removed my usb
> > zip100,went with usb hard drive, but I never installed their software
> > since it caused more troubles than it was worth and the zip100 did
> > everything without their software.
> >
> >
> >
> > <jeresine@singnet.com.sg> wrote:
> >
> > >My computer which I bought in Feb 04 comes pre-installed with Windows
XP
> and
> > >I've been having intermittent bootup problems with it since.
> > >
> > >(1) Now and then, the computer will automatically check the bootup
drive
> > >for consistency every time it boots up. It finds no problems, but will
> > >carry out the same consistency check again the next time I start
Windows
> XP.
> > >Although I can manually overide and skip the consistency check, but it
is
> > >very frustrating. The problem will continue for a few days, then goes
> away,
> > >and randomly returns again ...
> > >
> > >(2) The icons in the system tray (notification area) load
> inconsistently -
> > >sometimes they appear and sometimes they don't. These icons are:- (1)
> > >'Nvidia Settings icon' for the NVidia GeForce4 graphics card which
comes
> > >preinstalled with the computer; (2) 'Creative Volume Control icon' for
> the
> > >Creative Audigy 2 NX USB sound card; and (3) 'Philips Lightframe icon'
> for
> > >the Philips CRT monitor. When they don't load properly, I have to
> restart
> > >the computer, and so far after one or two reboot the icons will all
load
> in
> > >the system tray. But again this is very frustrating.
> > >
> > >(3) One particular device (Iomega USB-powered Zip 100 disk drive) is
> > >particularly frustrating. Approximately one out of five times, the
> computer
> > >will fail to detect the Iomega Zip drive upon bootup. I will then have
> to
> > >unplug and replug the USB connector from/to the computer, and then it
> will
> > >be detected. I have no problems with the other USB devices which
include
> > >printer, scanner, game controller, etc.
> > >
> > >Any and all advice/assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > -- KenW
>
>
!