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Check Disk - Reset

How to Reset Check Disk to Not Run at Startup
Published by Brink
19 Jan 2010
Default Check Disk - Reset

How to Reset Check Disk to Not Run at Startup


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This will show you how to reset Check Disk or chkdsk back to it's default state of not running at the next startup. This can be handy if you had scheduled disk check to run on the next startup and changed your mind, or Check Disk will not stop running at startup.

See also: The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer

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You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.






OPTION ONE
Reset chkdsk using an Elevated Command Prompt
1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. To Check to See if a Disk Check is Scheduled for a Drive
A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: Substitute C: in the command below with the drive letter of the drive you wanted to check instead.
chkntfs c:

If scheduled to run chkdsk at next startup, you will see this:
Check Disk - Reset-check.jpg

If not scheduled, you will see this:
Check Disk - Reset-no.jpg
3. To Cancel a Scheduled Disk Check for a Drive
A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute C: in the command below with the drive letter of the drive you wanted to cancel the scheduled disk check to run at the next startup for instead.
chkntfs /x c:

Check Disk - Reset-unschedule.jpg
4. When finished, close the elevated command prompt.



OPTION TWO
Reset chkdsk using a REG File Download
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.
Reset_Chkdsk.reg
download
2. Save the REG file to your desktop.

3. Right click on the downloaded REG file and click on Merge.

4. When prompted, click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5. You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you would like to.



OPTION THREE
Reset chkdsk using Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes or enter the administrator's password.

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshots below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
Check Disk - Reset-step1a.jpg

Check Disk - Reset-step1c.jpg

4. In the right pane, right click on BootExecute and click on Modify. (see screenshots above)

5. Copy and paste either command below, and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
(Default do not run)
autocheck autochk *

OR

(Disable chkdsk for C: drive)
autocheck autochk /k:C *
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6. The registry will now look like this. (see screenshot below)
Check Disk - Reset-step1b.jpg
7. Close regedit.
That's it,
Shawn





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11 Jul 2010   #1
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

I have HKEY LOCAL MACHINE, but the rest I don't have.


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11 Jul 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rose1 View Post
I have HKEY LOCAL MACHINE, but the rest I don't have.
Hi Rose, that isn't possible. Look again. I can see This registry path even on a Windows XP computer.

BTW, this tutorial works with XP as well.
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11 Jul 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rose,

You can use OPTION ONE to use the download to have this (OPTION TWO) done automatically for you.
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21 Apr 2011   #4
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for another great tutorial.
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03 Oct 2012   #5
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks Brink, I have downloaded the reg file and use it, I don't know if next time I restart my computer will there be any auto checking on my E: drive or not, because it stuck at "Windows Is Starting" for about 5-10 minutes and only start disk check itself! But when I'm log on to Windows and I click on "My Computer", the E: drive is not accessable!
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03 Oct 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mual,

There may be an issue with your E: drive. Depending on what brand the HDD is, you might run correct program below to scan the HDD with to see if it may be failing or dead.

Seagate (SeaTools) SeaTools | Seagate
NOTE: Click on "Downloads" there.

OR

Western Digital (Data Lifeguard Dagnostic): WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Green / GP
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03 Oct 2012   #7
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Hello Brink, if it is dead, or either is failling, there is no way to save the hard disk already?
I'll download and dignose soon
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03 Oct 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If it's dead, then no. However, let's see what the results say. Fingers crossed.
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03 Oct 2012   #9
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If it's dead, then no. However, let's see what the results say. Fingers crossed.
Sorry, is late right now, I'm gonna take a rest, tomorrow I'll give a feedback, thanks for providing the link

I check on all the Seagate drive already, and it pass SMART test, but which fix or scan should I apply to fix the bad sector? From the basic tests tab, there are a few option there. I used the SMART test, other I not sure. Can you guide me?
And what does it mean the SeaTools will fail the drive if not success repairing the bad sector? Means the tools might damage the hard disk?
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