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Windows 7: Disable "Scan and Fix Removable Disk", without disabling autorun


30 Mar 2012   #1

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 
Disable "Scan and Fix Removable Disk", without disabling autorun

bsd

I found this solution for this annoying problem, which is, disabling autorun.
Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives in Windows - How-To Geek

I am looking for a way to disable this prompt, without disabling autorun. Is it possible, or is it an integral part of the autorun?

thanks


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30 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

It's almost never a bug, more likely your stick or drive actually needs repair. Run a full Disk Check
from the Disk Tools, not the one which autoruns.

If that fails run SFC -SCANNOW Command
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31 Mar 2012   #3

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 

bsd

Though i'm not sure of MS's criteria, and occasionally there is a bad drive, i'm sure that most are false alarms. I go through many drives of different shapes and sizes, many of them are new.

BTW, i would really appreciate any KB or material which defines the criteria of a drive that needs fixing.

It may not be sound practice for most, but still, that's what i'm trying to do: disable the warning without disabling autorun.
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31 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x86; Pro x64; Home Prem x64; and others....
 
 

I never get this message unles I have yanked the drive while reading/writing from/to the drive. Either there is inconsitencies with the drive or system issues. I try to always use the Safely Remove Hardware feature in Windows to avoid this prompt.
As Greg has pointed out, running CHKDSK on the drive or SFC /SCANNOW on the system should set you aright.
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31 Mar 2012   #5

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 

bsd

Again, i know both chkdsk and SFC, but that was NOT my question. Also, i do take the pain of always safely remove drive, however annoying it may be. I am NOT asking about the "Fix your drive" usefulness (or uselessness).

My question is:
How do i disable "Scan and Fix Removable Disk", without disabling autorun?

I do know that this is not the ideal tweak, nevertheless that is what i am trying to accomplish.

Thanks
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01 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This is an attempt to prevent that prompt , without disabling anything. So while it may not seem to answer your question, if it works, then indeed it does.

Open an advanced command prompt:

Start> In search box type cmd> Right click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator> In command prompt type

CHKDSK D: /F

D: being the drive letter of the removable media. After running that scan, remove and reinsert the media. See if it doesn't prompt again.

A Guy
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01 Apr 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

We use Best Practices here so are not going to help you hack your System to disable a function which works perfectly well and is absolutely required to warn if a drive needs repair. This is the top Windows 7 help forums on the web, not a hackers site.
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02 Apr 2012   #8

win 7 Home Prm x64
 
 

bsd

I get the idea. I didn't think this is that far out, as to be considered "hacking", but rather a minor tweak.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We use Best Practices here so are not going to help you hack your System to disable a function which works perfectly well and is absolutely required to warn if a drive needs repair. This is the top Windows 7 help forums on the web, not a hackers site.
I agree that Best Practices should be respected, but the "top down" tone an the personal factor (we vs you) is uncalled for.

You can say the same, without elitism.
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