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Windows 7 "bootsqm.dat" on the root of C:\ drive

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by d.chatten, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. d.chatten

    Hitman

    Joined: May 30, 2005

    Posts: 700

    Location: UK

    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. asim18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 5, 2006

    Posts: 13,978

    Location: East London

    I wouldn't delete it because it has "boot" in the filename.

    Wouldn't want to risk breaking it.
     
  3. Shadows1990

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 22, 2008

    Posts: 1,266

    Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

    All I know it has something to do with the boot order.

    However, I'd leave it alone to be safe.
     
  4. m4cc45

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2003

    Posts: 6,281

    Think it stands for:

    boot sequence manager.

    Leave it alone as said above!


    :D
     
  5. Morte

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,153

    Location: West Country

    Delete it, report back :D
     
  6. d.chatten

    Hitman

    Joined: May 30, 2005

    Posts: 700

    Location: UK

    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.
     
  7. Kriist

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 231

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    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?
     
  8. NickM

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2003

    Posts: 2,587

    Why do you want to delete it?
     
  9. d.chatten

    Hitman

    Joined: May 30, 2005

    Posts: 700

    Location: UK

    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.
     
  10. d.chatten

    Hitman

    Joined: May 30, 2005

    Posts: 700

    Location: UK

    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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