How to disable disk checking or chkdsk when Windows starts?

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How to disable disk checking or chkdsk when Windows starts?

Windows usually runs the chkdsk command automatically during login. It is also possible to repair the system with the DISM and SFC commands. The verification process is activated when the system has detected an anomaly in the storage units.

Therefore, if you want to disable the verification tool in so that the user decides when to use it, it is useful to know the disk verification tool and a method to disable the running chkdsk on Windows startup.

What is disk checking or chkdsk?

Check Disk or chkdsk (Check Disk) is a Windows tool for analyzing hard disk and other storage drives. Its focus is on the error detection as one of the actions required to repair hard drive in Windows.

Chkdsk it is a latent tool, meaning it remains hidden in the system and can only be run via the command console or CMD and with administrator privileges. Therefore, Chkdsk acts as a command that looks for logical errors in the file system and partitions and then performs a repair.

 How does the disk check work?

Il CheckDisk Windows it works through a series of commands and a series of parameters; these include chkdsk / scan, chkdsk / scan / offlinescanandfix, chkdsk / scan / perf and chkdsk / sdccleanup / F ". For this reason it is necessary to open the Windows CMD command window to write the lines based on the operation you are going to apply on your system.

  • Comando «chkdsk / scan»: this command scans all drives on the disk that are in NTFS format. At the end of the analysis, the status of the analysis is indicated and if repairs are necessary.
  • Comando «chkdsk/scan/offlinescanandfix»: chkdsk / scan / offlinescanandfix is ​​used to scan all disks without having to establish an internet connection.
  •  Command «Chkdsk / scan / perf»: this command is used to scan NTFS drives just like chkdsk / scan does, although the latter consumes less resources.
  • Comando «Chkdsk / sdccleanup / F»: chkdsk / sdccleanup / F collects and removes all files that were not taken into account by the chkdsk / scan command. / F is a parameter that refers to external disks and drives that have already been scanned before.

Disable disk checking or chkdsk on Windows startup

To disable disk checking or chkdsk on Windows startup you need to log in all’editor of record through the following steps:

Open the Windows Registry Editor

To open the Windows Registry Editor, go to the magnifying glass icon on the taskbar. There, type regedit and press the «Enter» key. A new window corresponding to the registry editor will appear. This has a panel divided into two parts (on the left you will find a group of directories and on the right you will find the contents of each folder)

Locate a particular entry from the editor to disable disk checking or CHKDSK in Windows

In the left area of ​​the panel is the directory " HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ". Open this folder to access «SYSTEM». Then, locate the «CurrentControlSet» folder and inside it on «Control». Finally, find the «Session Manager» subdirectory.

Now, view the «BootExecute» entry on the right of the panel and double click on it. In the edit window, find the autocheck autochk * entry and change it like this: autocheck autochk /k:C* (C is the parameter that identifies the hard disk)

Important information

In case you have multiple partitions on your hard drive and you want to disable disk checking in each one, you just have to indicate the letter that identifies the drive (D, E or F) and include it as a command parameter, for example, autochk /k:D* (for disc D). Also, if you feel that the disk check process is too long, you can choose to change the running time of CHKDSK on Windows 10.

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