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    Check Disk - Reset

    Check Disk - Reset

    How to Reset Check Disk to Not Run at Startup
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    How to Reset Check Disk to Not Run at Startup


       Information
    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

       Warning
    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
    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 *
    Check Disk - Reset-step2.jpg
    6. The registry will now look like this. (see screenshot below)
    Check Disk - Reset-step1b.jpg
    7. Close regedit.
    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 416
    windows Ultimate
       #1

    I have HKEY LOCAL MACHINE, but the rest I don't have.
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  2. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #2

    Rose1 said:
    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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  3. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello Rose,

    You can use OPTION ONE to use the download to have this (OPTION TWO) done automatically for you. :)
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  4. Posts : 49
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       #4

    Thanks a lot for another great tutorial.
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  5. Posts : 243
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    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
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Oct 2012 at 11:25. Reason: more clarification
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  7. Posts : 243
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
       #7

    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 :)
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Oct 2012 at 11:26. Reason: removed unneeded quote
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  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    If it's dead, then no. However, let's see what the results say. Fingers crossed.
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  9. Posts : 243
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
       #9

    Brink said:
    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?
    Last edited by Mual; 03 Oct 2012 at 12:22.
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