Autochk.exe Corrupt

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by uvbogden, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. uvbogden

    uvbogden Guest

    For about 6 weeks I'm having problems with chkdsk not running as scheduled.
    Using the "system file check" utility I discovered that my autochk.exe file
    is corrupted and sfc could not repair it. I read the links cited below, but
    could not locate WAIK, wimfltr.inf, or imagex utility on my OS drive or on
    the Windows Vista DVD, and Vista has no repair utility like all previous
    versions have had, so I'm unable to replace my corrupt autochk.exe file from
    the DVD and I don't have an XP disk.

    I just got off the phone with Dell Support and after three hours of
    attempting fixes, they recommended a complete reformatting the hard drive and
    reinstalling Vista to solve the problem, but I'm not willing to do this right
    now as it would mean reinstalls of all the other programs and drivers I have
    on my computer as well. Does anybody have any ideas how I can fix this
    without having to totally reinstall everything? Why can't I just copy the
    good file from the Vista DVD to my OS?
    uvbogden, Jul 4, 2007
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  2. uvbogden

    dean-dean Guest

    You should have another copy of autochk.exe under
    Can you copy that to your System32 folder?
    dean-dean, Jul 4, 2007
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  3. uvbogden

    uvbogden Guest

    Thanks for your help. I found the file as you suggested and copied it to my
    OS but chkdsk /F still will not work and on sfc autochk.exe is still corrupt
    and cannot be fixed.
    uvbogden, Jul 4, 2007
  4. uvbogden

    uvbogden Guest

    I ran across an article by John Barnett (a Windows Vista freelance MVP) about
    repairing Vista OS by doing an upgrade install, which preserves your
    programs, settings, data, etc. I did this today and my computer is back up
    and purring. It does chkdsk and defrag without a hitch.
    uvbogden, Jul 6, 2007
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