In computers using Windows based operating systems, if there is an improper shut-down after a trouble shoot,
will start. To check the contents of the hard disk, scandisk
will run when the computer is rebooted
the next time. To disable scan disk
at start up, it is imperative to disable the chkdsk command
. For this, the registry editor
must be run. With the help of the regedit command
, the changes must be made. The computer must be restarted once the required modifications are made to save the changed settings. This process of disabling scan disk
at start up can work only on Windows 2000 and XP.
Nearly every time Windows is not shut down properly, Scan Disk will run the next time you try to boot the machine.
is a command that checks the disk surface for physical errors. To disable to chkdsk, you must run the Registry Editor (regedt32.exe)
In the Run tab type:
- Under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, expand to:
- \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
- then change the BootExecute entry to:
autocheck autochk *
- Finally exit the registry and restart your computer to save the changes
- Note that this is applicable for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Published by jad05
Latest update on February 12, 2012 at 08:47 PM by Paul Berentzen.