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Check Disk wont stop checking

By JJM
Sep 21, 2008
  1. Does anyone know who how to turn off check disk?
    I ticked the chk box in drive c and it said it would schedule the nxt time I restart
    Now it automatically checks every time and I think it will wear out drive c
    Is there a way to stop this happening?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. JJM

    JJM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I have printed and read 3 times that microsoft site and I dont understand a word.
    It seems to be saying I have to mess about in the registry and if I do I may have serious problems. Is there a blow by blow set of instructions anywher that I can download and follow?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The above is it !
    No registry to do

    Checkdisk will run twice,.... actually just do this
    chkntfs /d
    Restart

    Then once back to Desktop restart again, hopefully no more CheckDisk !!!
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hmm, that'll work. But it also disables Checkdisk all together (until you re-enable it again)
    Whereas the chkntfs /d command, resets CheckDisk back to defaults

    Either way, I suppose
     
  7. JJM

    JJM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks Kimsland for your assistance but I am a dumb silver surfer.
    I clicked START/RUN/CHKNFTS/D but the reply was "Windows cannot find..."
    Should I be in the Safe Mode? Exactly where do I type Chk etc?
    I do appreciate all the assistance you can provide. Thanks also to CCT but I don't want to disable anything I might need later unless it's a last resort
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Start --> Run --> CMD --> OK

    On the command line type:

    chkntfs /d

    Then press Enter

    Now, that word is C H K N T F S then a space, then a forward slash, then D
    (ofcourse there are no spaces in chkntfs)
     
  9. JJM

    JJM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I am stupid - I made a mistake with the spelling
    I have now followed instructions many times but the line just repeats itself.
    START/RUN/CMD/OK gives c:\ Documents and settings\my name\>
    When I type in CHKNTFS /D and press enter, the above line just reappears underneath
    Any further sugestions would be greatly appreciated
    Many thanks
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No, that's right :)

    I think you must restart now, and if it runs again, try one more restart (hopefully then it won't do it.
    Otherwise try CCT's post

    I would like to know the outcome, note I have done this before, but I can't remember if it just shows nothing on the command line.

    Anyway restart
     
  11. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Slow down and READ the instructions:

    click start
    then click run
    then type 'cmd /k' (without the quotes)
    then type 'CHKNTFS /D' (without the quotes)
     
  12. JJM

    JJM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    NO - still checks disk
    Incidentally my Spybot popped up and asked if I wanted to allow change to the registry and I said no as I don't know what it will change. I never know whether to allow change or not as it does not say what the affect will be.
    I have taken it slowly and I do READ the instructions (I am old and grey) so do you think I should follow CCT's route?
     
  13. JJM

    JJM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    OK - many thanks to kimsland and Peddant for assistance.
    I seem to have finally cracked it by typing chkntfs /x c:
    I saw this at the bottom of the screen in "Similar Threads" A question raised by cfitzarl on 31 Aug 2006 was answered by Peddant. I wonder, however, if this route has disabled Check Disk as in CCT's kellys-korner?
    Once again, Thanks to all
    JJM
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Spybots !

    You needed to answer YES to that question
    The easiest way to reverse that question is to un-install Spybots S&D fully, then restart, then type chkntfs /d on the command line (to reset CheckDisk again)
    Then restart (I think it may do a CheckDisk again)
    Then for all subsequent Restarts and turn off/on it should be OK.

    Also I was thinking that if your HardDrive is actually faulty, then you will also get this CheckDisk happening all the time (this would be good!) Because the HardDrive may be in fact be faulty.
     
  15. JJM

    JJM TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks Kimsland
    I've now done all that. First it said "Volume in use by another process & would chk on nxt start" but now seems ok.
    I t still will not accept CHKNTFS /D but it has stopped checking each start up
     
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