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Windows 7: How to disable CHKDSK completely on startup

26 Aug 2013   #1
lala1990

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to disable CHKDSK completely on startup

Hi, anyone knows how to disable CHKDSK completely on startup? it's driving me nuts, trying to scan all of my drives, even the system reserved partition! I don't know why this is happening.


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27 Aug 2013   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You could try using the /x "kill" command from an elevated command prompt.

Elevated Command Prompt

If you have drive C: as your hard drive, then the command to disable chkdsk from scanning C: drive would be:

chkntfs /x c:

If you have 2 drives, let's say C and D, you can disable chkdsk like so:

chkntfs /x c: d:

then go ahead and reboot.
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27 Aug 2013   #3
lala1990

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the reply, i can disable those drives with letters, but chkdsk is requesting to check system reserved partition too. what the hell is wrong with windows? why isn't there a way to fully disable that chkdsk program?
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27 Aug 2013   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here's an MS article I found that may help you.
It seems update KB2823324 causes this for some Win 7 x64 systems.
CHKDSK Running on every boot
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27 Aug 2013   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

"Claude1777" has a suggested fix in this Microsoft thread (second post) that seems to have worked for several people:

System File Checker wants to run every time I boot Windows but it - Microsoft Community

And "keggers" found one in this Microsoft thread (near the bottom):

chkdsk error (766f6c756d652e63 3f1) on windows 7 system reserved partition

Just a reminder, it might be advisable to make a System Restore Point just in case.

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28 Aug 2013   #6
lala1990

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Here's an MS article I found that may help you.
It seems update KB2823324 causes this for some Win 7 x64 systems.
CHKDSK Running on every boot
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
"Claude1777" has a suggested fix in this Microsoft thread (second post) that seems to have worked for several people:

System File Checker wants to run every time I boot Windows but it - Microsoft Community

And "keggers" found one in this Microsoft thread (near the bottom):

chkdsk error (766f6c756d652e63 3f1) on windows 7 system reserved partition

Just a reminder, it might be advisable to make a System Restore Point just in case.

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Computers are great ... computers are great ... computers are great ...
Thank you guys, i gave the system reserved partition a drive letter and it solved the problem
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28 Aug 2013   #7
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lala1990 View Post

Thank you guys, i gave the system reserved partition a drive letter and it solved the problem
Be real careful. I would, now that you've solved the issue, go back and unassign the drive letter to prevent losing any files in that reserved partition.
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28 Aug 2013   #8
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lala1990 View Post

Thank you guys, i gave the system reserved partition a drive letter and it solved the problem
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post

Be real careful. I would, now that you've solved the issue, go back and unassign the drive letter to prevent losing any files in that reserved partition.
Glad to hear assigning a drive letter solved the problem. And that's excellent advice by Pea.
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22 Aug 2015   #9
centarix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I joined to say "this worked for me" but I'm bumping up this post because I actually settled on marking the partition as hidden instead of assigning a drive letter, which is safer.

Re-assigning the drive letter did eliminate the problem I had where Windows 7 would always want to run chkdsk on the system partition every start-up after a drive clone. First I re-assigned the letter, but then I canceled that and tried hiding the partition instead, which also worked. So, the system partition is now marked as primary, active, boot, and hidden.

The problem started only after I cloned from a drive with a SMART imminent failure warning. There seems to have been damaged files, but I don't know which ones, and there were damaged sectors on the drive that were repaired. I also had to run the windows update fix-it application, which took something like 12 hours to get to where I could do windows updates, and then another 12 hours of the actual updates. The system is now running at a reasonable speed, and I'm hoping the BSDs are done with.

I then was able to re-enable chkdsk, and I am guessing everything will finally have been fixed after that long saga of repairs.
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