XP Running chkdsk on boot


Limp Gawd
Jun 7, 2003
My dad has a laptop running XP Pro. He tells me that almost everytime he turns on the laptop, it runs chkdsk during the boot process as if he hadn't shutdown properly. He assures me that he does power off properly.

I took a look at it and everytime it scans it finds and repairs problems with a couple prefetch files. I tried clearing the prefetch cache, but the problem continued. To stop chkdsk from running on bootup I simply disabled the use of the prefetch cache.

Any thoughts on why files in the prefetch cache would be causing problems?