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Turn off disk checking? WinXP

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NiTrO bOiE

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Ok, so I decided to schedule a scan disk on my main drive earlier today. So it was supposed to do it right before windows loads, but it just says volume cannot open for... (I forgot the rest). Anyway to disable it from checking everytime I reboot?
 

redduc900

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Check under the following Key in the Registry (Start | Run | Type regedit and click OK), and make sure the BootExecute Value name has a Value data of...autocheck autochk*

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SYSTEM | CurrentControlSet | Control | Session Manager

The binary Value name in the RH pane will be "BootExecute" (without the quotes). Right-click the "BootExecute" binary name and select "Modify" (if the value is something other than autocheck autochk*). Type in the correct value as I've shown it below. Under the "Value" column, it should look like this...

autocheck autochk*
You may also need to check the following Registry Keys...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows NT | CurrentVersion | Winlogon

Add or modify the following Value name...
SFCScan=DWORD Value data of 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SYSTEM | CurrentControlSet | Control | Session Manager

Add or modify the following Value name...
AutoChkTimeOut=DWORD Value data of 0

The following MSKB article may also apply to your situation...

Chkdsk Runs Each Time That You Start Your Computer