Self Cancelling Diskcheck with XP

  • uandme10
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am running Windows XP with an update to SP2 on an 80gig IDE drive with NTFS. Whenever the PC boots up it displays a screen stating that a disk check is scheduled ... then a few seconds later the message displays stating that the Disk check has been cancelled and continues booting. The PC now runs OK.
When I run chkdsk from the maintenance boot it reports that there are error on hard disk. I believe that the error is round the 50% and the HDD is only 9% full. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem - Appart from a low level format and reinstaling everything on the hdd???

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  • lucassix
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Autocheck always runs. If it detects that the dirty bit has been set on a partition (indicating an abnormal shutdown of the system OR that the file system has detected an inconsistency during normal operation and automatically scheduled chkdsk to run) then and only then will it actually run CHKDSK on the indicated partitions.

Go to Start - Run - and type: Regedit (enter)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
On the right side look for (or create the dword value): AutoChkTimeOut
Double Click and set to 0 (zero) to disable.

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