Stop Check Disk at Start Up

Dell Dimension 3000
November 15, 2007 at 20:14:16
Specs: XP, 512MB
During every start up there is an unsuccessful attempt to run Disk Check because the file could not be found. How can I stop this attempt each time I start my computer? Please be specific in your instructions to change the registry.

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November 15, 2007 at 21:23:10
Here is some information listed in Kelly's corner.
Click on C and scrowl down.

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)

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

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November 16, 2007 at 03:17:53
Thanks for all the info. The start/run/cmd with chkntfs / produces a "is not dirty" response.

At start up the following text appears for two seconds and then start up progresses normally.

A?A program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
?0 program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
?C?????] program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK

Regedit use shows that the "Data" for BootExecute is "autocheck Isdelete autocheck" with a string of letters and squares.

Is that data entry the problem?

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November 16, 2007 at 04:28:14
Maybe some info in this ---
Chkdsk.exe or Autochk.exe starts when you try to shut down or restart your computer

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November 16, 2007 at 05:11:39
To All: Thanks for your responses. My subject was poorly worded. Check Disk was not running and I wanted it to run as it was supposed to. Sorry.
To Chuck 2: Thanks for the link where I learned that the data value for "BootExecute" should be "autocheck autochk *" After making that change, my computer started normally without failure of auto disk check.

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November 16, 2007 at 14:03:12
Thanks for posting back with the fix, lakeman. You get a 'good guy' award. :-)

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