How To: Disable Running Of Check Disk(Chkdsk) Utility At Windows Vista Start Up
Windows Vista comes with a version of Check Disk that operates in much the same way as in previous versions of Windows.Sometimes it happens that disk check always starts to check the file system on one or more drives for consistency.Check Disk utility automatically run whenever you don’t shut down your computer properly.If any key is pressed, the disk checking is aborted.Basically, Check Disk is a command-line tool that verifies your disks for file system integrity, locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.If some data structure of the hard disk drive or some file is corrupted which can not be recovered and check disk is always run at Windows Vista startup.Sometimes this disk check may take several hours for disk checking to scan all the drives.So it is better to disable this annoying Disk Check at Windows Vista start up.For this purpose you can follow any of the following methods.
Method 1: From Windows Vista Registry
For the Check Disk utility to run at Windows Vista start up, instructions must be entered into the Windows registry.To disable the Check Disk utility from running every time Windows Vista starts do the following:
- Go to Start ,Run and type in regedit and press Enter.
- Navigate to the registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
- Change the BootExecute entry to: autocheck autochk *
- Exit Windows Registry Editor.
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Method 2: From Windows Vista Command Prompt
You can easily disable running of Check Disk utility at Windows Vista startup through the command prompt.
If your skipping a disk check on your C drive type the following in an elevated command prompt window(Run the command prompt as Administartor).
chkntfs /X C:
x for xclude C being the drive letter. Obviously change C to whatever disk is being checked.If you want to disable check disk on two or more drives, just keep on adding the drives:
chkntfs /X C: D: E:
This will disable check disk on C, D and E drives.If you want to restore what you have done, that is, enable automatic disk checking on all the drives again, just run the following command:
This will restore all the drives to automatic disk checkup.