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Old 29th Jul 2009, 12:25   #1
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Windows 7 "bootsqm.dat" on the root of C:\ drive

Does anyone know what the bootsqm.dat file in the root of the system dive is related to and what it's purpose is, also, can it be safely deleted, it appeared when i scheduled a quick boot time scan using the inbuilt chkdsk of Win 7 build 7600 so it seems it's related to this but i'm curious what the file is used for and whether it can be safely deleted.

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Old 29th Jul 2009, 12:44   #2
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I wouldn't delete it because it has "boot" in the filename.

Wouldn't want to risk breaking it.
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Old 29th Jul 2009, 12:58   #3
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All I know it has something to do with the boot order.

However, I'd leave it alone to be safe.

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Old 29th Jul 2009, 12:59   #4
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Think it stands for:

boot sequence manager.

Leave it alone as said above!



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Old 29th Jul 2009, 13:11   #5
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Delete it, report back

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Old 29th Jul 2009, 14:15   #6
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Well, i backed up my system drive and deleted the file, it doesn't reappear until i run chkdsk again so it seems like the file is just for reporting chkdsk results to event viewer, it seems it is also safe to delete.
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Old 29th Jul 2009, 14:33   #7
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correct me if im wrong, but doesnt chkdsk replicate the file if its missing? since it is the boot sequence, it needs to make sure its there?

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Old 29th Jul 2009, 15:10   #8
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Why do you want to delete it?

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Old 29th Jul 2009, 15:48   #9
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correct me if im wrong, but doesnt chkdsk replicate the file if its missing? since it is the boot sequence, it needs to make sure its there?
The file only gets created when chkdsk has finnished checking the disk and just before the system reboots, the file isn't needed after the chkdsk, is isn't replicated after deletion either unless you run another boot time chkdsk.
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Old 29th Jul 2009, 15:52   #10
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Why do you want to delete it?
It's not that i want to delete it, i wanted to know if the file was important and if it was safe to delete as the file isn't hidden, important system files are normally hidden, hence my question.
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