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  • I ran a tune up, and it enabled a very long scan that happens during the boot period of my computer. This scan or check is called something along the lines of DSKCHK and I would like to know how to disable this. Please, and thank you, Max.
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:18 AM

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  • Your drive has what is know as a "dirty bit" set due to a problem found during the scan, which causes chkdsk to execute at startup.

     

    Details about this can be found here - http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm, but the section has no direct link, so I'll paste the text and links below:

     

    Check Disk - Disk Checking Runs Upon Boot

    Check Disk runs on every boot: Note - I have seen this happen when Windows File Protection has either been disabled or not allowed to run upon canceling the bootup Check Disk.

    Suggestions and Checkpoints:

    Go to Start/Run/CMD and type in: fsutil dirty query c:
    (Modify the drive letter accordingly)

    If it comes back as dirty, it hasn't cleared. For more information go to Start/Run/CMD and type in: CHKNTFS /?

    Option: From a command prompt type chkntfs /D and then reboot, a chkdsk should run but not again on next boot.

    This edit does not work for all users, circumstances depending:

    Disable or Enable CheckDisk Upon Boot (Line 82)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

    Chkdsk Runs Each Time That You Start Computer
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q316/5/06.asp

    Checkpoint:

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Highlight the Winlogon file.

    In the list look for "SFCScan", this should be set to (0) if it is set to (1) the scan will happen at every boot.

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

    Look for the REG_MULTI_SZ value with the following name: BootExecute. This value contains commands that will be executed at startup. The default value is: autocheck autochk *

    After scheduling one or more chkdsks, the entry will contain one or more autochk lines. Delete each of these lines and put the default one in place.

    If you always want a check to be performed at startup, change the value to: autocheck autochk /f *

    If you don't want any checks to be performed, delete all autocheck entries.

    Last checkpoint: Modify as needed:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\cleanuppath
    Registry entry should read: %SystemRoot%\system32\cleanmgr.exe /D %c

    If you need further assistance, please contact OneCare support - 

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    -steve
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:11 PM
    Moderator

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  • DSKCHK occur whenever you do not shutdown the computer properly. It try to scan any errors on your hardisks and try to self-repair itself afterward. Most likely, the bigger the harddisk capacity, the longer it takes to scan.To cancel it, all you need to do is press any key within 10 second(s). Even though its possible, it is not recommended for you to disable this feature.


    Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:52 PM
  • Your drive has what is know as a "dirty bit" set due to a problem found during the scan, which causes chkdsk to execute at startup.

     

    Details about this can be found here - http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm, but the section has no direct link, so I'll paste the text and links below:

     

    Check Disk - Disk Checking Runs Upon Boot

    Check Disk runs on every boot: Note - I have seen this happen when Windows File Protection has either been disabled or not allowed to run upon canceling the bootup Check Disk.

    Suggestions and Checkpoints:

    Go to Start/Run/CMD and type in: fsutil dirty query c:
    (Modify the drive letter accordingly)

    If it comes back as dirty, it hasn't cleared. For more information go to Start/Run/CMD and type in: CHKNTFS /?

    Option: From a command prompt type chkntfs /D and then reboot, a chkdsk should run but not again on next boot.

    This edit does not work for all users, circumstances depending:

    Disable or Enable CheckDisk Upon Boot (Line 82)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

    Chkdsk Runs Each Time That You Start Computer
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q316/5/06.asp

    Checkpoint:

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Highlight the Winlogon file.

    In the list look for "SFCScan", this should be set to (0) if it is set to (1) the scan will happen at every boot.

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

    Look for the REG_MULTI_SZ value with the following name: BootExecute. This value contains commands that will be executed at startup. The default value is: autocheck autochk *

    After scheduling one or more chkdsks, the entry will contain one or more autochk lines. Delete each of these lines and put the default one in place.

    If you always want a check to be performed at startup, change the value to: autocheck autochk /f *

    If you don't want any checks to be performed, delete all autocheck entries.

    Last checkpoint: Modify as needed:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\cleanuppath
    Registry entry should read: %SystemRoot%\system32\cleanmgr.exe /D %c

    If you need further assistance, please contact OneCare support - 

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    -steve
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:11 PM
    Moderator