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Thursday, April 22, 2010

How do I prevent XP from running checkdisk?

this tweak prevents XP from running checkdisk when it gets an unclean shutdown. I have found in the past that that sometimes a machine will want to continually check disk every time you reboot for no apparant reason, even though the hard drive is OK

the fastest way i found to circumvent this is to do the following:

open the registry editor: [start] [run] [regedit]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
REG_MULTI_SZ: BootExecute=""

in the box you will see " autocheck autochk * " remove these and no more pesky check disk.

obviously, if you suspect your HDD of being fried, this isnt the best solution to just bury your head in the sand!

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