Friday, June 15, 2007

Disabling Scan Disk

When Windows is not 'Shut Down' properly, it will perform an Auto Check using CHKDSK (Check Disk) on the next restart. Auto Check is executed after a short time delay. Auto Check can be disabled or delayed by tweaking a few Registry Settings.

  • Run "Regedit" from 'Start > Run.
  • Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/SessionManager

  • Creat a new DWORD value or modify the existing value, called "AutoChkTimeOut" and set it according to the value data below.
Value Name : AutoChkTimeOut.
Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD value).
Value Data : Time in Seconds or O to disable (Default = 10).

  • Exit your registry, and restart or log out of windows for the change to take effect.