How to change Chkdsk default behavior in Win7

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
July 22, 2010 at 21:01:46
Specs: Windows 7 x64, AMD Phenom II 945 3.0GHz/4GB HyperX DDR2
Actually, when Chkdsk checks a disk during boot process, it's defaulted to answer Yes to all questions.

But in fact, one thing is that I usually don't want to convert lost chains to files (and I want it to automatically say No), while the default actions will automatically say Yes convert them into those what I thought mostly useless folders with several .CHK files inside.

I searched about how to change those Chkdsk default behaviors but no useful results.

Back to the time when I was still mostly using Windows 98 I usually run Scandisk with AUTOFIX and NOSAVE parameter to deal with this problem, but in Windows XP and even now in Windows 7 such options are nowhere to find.

Is there any way to actually change the Chkdsk's default behavior?

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July 22, 2010 at 22:58:36
I have never run into the problem but I assume the reason for that default is just in case you do need to restore/recover data from those files. The space taken up in minimal.

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July 22, 2010 at 23:17:55
Just run the CHKDSK /F command. I think it will not save any damaged data but fix the sectors. For further info, run CHKDSK /? command for /switch explanation.


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July 27, 2010 at 06:19:27
This wasn't a problem, actually...

When manually checking a disk, it should wait and ask me whether to save or delete those lost chains if I don't ask it to fix errors automatically.

I just want to modify the settings so that it would say No automatically when it asks converting the lost chains to files if Chkdsk was made to run during boot, or if I ask it to fix errors automatically. By default it answers Yes automatically and usually I have to delete them when there are too many folders.

But does anyone know how to change this?

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July 27, 2010 at 07:38:18

I don't know how to change that but I would point out that at some point in the future you may wish to have that option available and you won't.

How often do you run chkdsk anyway?

I am of the "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" school of thought.

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February 22, 2011 at 11:48:15

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