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AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time - Change

How to Change AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
30 May 2010
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How to Change AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This will show you how to change the AUTOCHK initiation countdown time to how many seconds you would like to have for the To skip disk checking, press and key within 10 second(s) option for a scheduled chkdsk at boot.

The default time is 10 seconds. If you set the time to low (ex: 1 second), then you will not be able to press a key fast enough to cancel a scheduled disk check.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to change the AUTOCHK initiation countdown time.


EXAMPLE: AUTOCHK initiation countdown time (default and changed)
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OPTION ONE
Change AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time using Command Prompt
1. To See the Current AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time
A) Open a command prompt or elevated command prompt.

B) In the command prompt, type chkntfs /T and press enter. (see screenshot below)
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2. To Change the Current AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time
A) Open an elevated command prompt (right click and "Run as administrator).

B) In the command prompt, type in chkntfs /T:seconds and press enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitue seconds in the command for how many actual seconds (1 to 259200). For example, I would type chkntfs /T:30 for 30 seconds.
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C) You can confirm the change using step 1.
3. When finished, you can close the command prompt.



OPTION TWO
Change AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time in Registry Editor
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
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4. In the right pane of Session Manager, double click/tap on the AutoChkTimeOut DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: If you do not have AutoChkTimeOut in the right pane, then right click on a empty space in the right pane, click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, then type AutoChkTimeOut and press enter.

5. Select (dot) Decimal, enter how many seconds (1 to 259200) you want for the timeout value, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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6. Close regedit.
That's it,
Shawn



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30 May 2010   #1
ryo

 
 

Great one master...

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30 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, thank you.
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30 May 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

i though it's can be schedule drive to check at boot time with command chkntfs /C drive.
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31 May 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, you sure can schedule a disk check with chkntfs /C or chkdsk C: , and many other ways.

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21 Apr 2011   #5
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for this great tutorial.
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14 Sep 2011   #6
ptwd

win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Autochk this is chkdsk is it and if it does do a check at boot how come you cant see it as in XP
Thanks for usual high standard
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14 Sep 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ptwd,

Unless you scheduled to run chkdsk at startup for your Windows 7 drive/partition, then you will not see the autochk screen. I hope this answered your question.
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15 Sep 2011   #8
ptwd

win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes it does thanks Brink
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15 Sep 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's good. You're welcome mate.
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