Windows 10: CHKDSK initiated every time I start Win7 on my dual boot PC

Discus and support CHKDSK initiated every time I start Win7 on my dual boot PC in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I don't go into Win7 very often since I ( well, you guys helped me a lot ) created a dual boot system with Win10, but when I do chkdsk starts to run on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by farrellart, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. CHKDSK initiated every time I start Win7 on my dual boot PC


    I don't go into Win7 very often since I ( well, you guys helped me a lot ) created a dual boot system with Win10, but when I do chkdsk starts to run on all my drives (x7 drives).

    After that when I boot back to Win10 I get a disk repair scan and fix....What on earth is going on? and is Win7 ( on a seperate drive ) messing with the ssd with Win10 installed?

    :)
     
    farrellart, Jul 3, 2019
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  2. Dual Boot Win7 & Win10


    Here are my steps for dual booting:

    • Create a system image - store it on an external drive

    • Disconnect from the Internet and stay disconnected - part of the install asks about connecting
      - do NOT connect just yet.

    • Create the space for the 2nd OS.
      This is tricky - drives initialized as MBR can only have 4 partitions (an extended partition allows for more),
      many OEMs create 4 primary parts and you have to adjust their disk schema.

      Post a Disk Management screen shotClose the left and right panes
      The columns should also be stretched to clearly show the values, most important is the Status column
      If you have many drives, you might have to adjust the middle separator and drag the bottom edge of the window down to show the maximum information.
      Then in the View menu, pick Top and change it to disk list - no need to post a pic - just note the initialized format (MBR | GPT) and post the information.
    • Unless the 2nd OS will be used on a daily basis, keep the space to a minimum.
      Win10 + pgms on my machine takes up about 15 GB.
      I don't use Win10TP as my main OS - that's Win8.1, so data isn't a concern.
      30 - 50 GB is more than sufficient.

    • Once the space is available - take your time here - there are traps with MBR disks.
      If your disk is initialized GPT, no problem - easy! But... MBR - make sure you know what you're doing.
      Just free up enough unallocated space,
      -> do not create a partition and do not format the space.

    • When you're ready to install Win10, use a disc to avoid EFI issues.
      1. Boot to the Win10 install disc (see your machine documentation on accessing the Boot Order menu at startup)

        +editA
        These steps are probably NOT necessary, it was an afterthought when I installed Win10 the 3rd time as a dual boot to Vista. That is when I noticed the Win10 page file on my Vista boot drive - which caused Vista a bit of a problem (temporary page file created - yada, yada, yada) - I recreated the Win10 page file on it's own partition and then reallocated the Vista page file for good measure.

        At the first Win10 install screen, Press Shift+F10
        Then enter these commands in the Console window

        ^^ denotes comment, not a command
        Launch Diskpart
        lis vol

        ^^ remove the drive letters from all drives
        ^^ it's easier if you disconnect external drives that aren't needed for this exercise.

        sel vol #
        remove letter=
        ^^ specify the letter that was shown for that volume in the lis vol command
        ^^ repeat this (select volume, remove letter=) until there are no volumes with letters shown in lis vol
        lis vol
        exit
        close the Command prompt with the X in the upper right hand corner

        You should be back in the Win10 install now.-editA

      2. Answer the questions as if you were doing a clean installation (language, region, etc)

      3. Choose a custom install
        When it asks you where you want to install, choose the unallocated space
        Let the install complete, the rest should be easy.

    +editB
    When Win10 boots up, you shouldn't see any other drives - this is good.
    Configure the volumes for each OS - I suggest that you keep the two OSes separate, only expose the volumes you need to for each OS. Your Win7 should see everything except the Win10 volumes. Your Win10 should only see volumes you'll use in testing (i.e. what ever you create on the currently new and blank SSD).
    If you need data from your existing Win7 install, it's probably better to copy what you need than to expose your good data to Tech Preview code.
    -editB

    When Win7 boots up, you will see the Win10 drive - remove the letter from that drive. Keep your system separate.

    If at any step above you need some help, please ask ... you might have to wait, please wait. The hardest thing to do is wait and the easiest thing to do is "ooops, but I thought you meant...."

    I think I remembered all of the steps I took - but... I'm human too *Wink
     
    Slartybart, Jul 3, 2019
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  3. jbb_user Win User
    Win7 / Win10 dual boot only boots to Win10

    I have a home build machine with a dual partition for booting either Win7 or Win10 selectable.

    The order was Win7 followed by Win10 in the menu.

    The machine would always display a screen where I could select either Win7 or Win 10. If I didn't select in time the default was the first in the menu which was Win7

    Starting this evening the machine no longer displays the selection menu but instead boots immediately and directly to Win10.

    What's wrong?

    How can I fix this so it works the original way?
     
    jbb_user, Jul 3, 2019
    #3
  4. CHKDSK initiated every time I start Win7 on my dual boot PC

    How to Clone 'dual boot' Win7/Win10 HDD to new SSD

    Hi Jackos,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to create a system image of Win7/Win10 and apply it to SSD.

    To create system image on Windows 10 follow the below steps.

    • Type File history in the search area on the taskbar and select File history.
    • Click on System image backup on the left bottom corner of the Window file history Window.
    • Click on Create System Image on the left panel of the System Image backup windows.
    • Select the driver, where you want to create system Image.
    • Follow on screen instruction.
    If you want to perform a dual boot you can refer to the below link and check if it helps:

    How to Dual Boot Windows 10 with Other Versions of Windows, macOS and Linux

    Please let us know if you face any issues with Windows.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Jul 3, 2019
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