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Unwanted disk check at boot

By acchini ·
My HDD was corrupted recently so that Windows would not boot. I installed a new drive complete with a reinstall of Windows XP Pro and all my software. Luckily the data on the old drive was still accessible and I am using it as a slave in case I missed any data during my data transfer. When I boot up my Windows XP starts to check / scan the drive for errors. I have 10 seconds to abort this or I have to reboot again. I think this is because the old drive (now slave) is recognized as corrupt. I have altered BIOS to try and stop this but to no avail. Is there any way of stopping this check at boot up?

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by OTL In reply to Unwanted disk check at bo ...

Have you let it run all the way through and then boot into Windows ? Normally only runs through it completely one time.

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by parthiv_13 In reply to Unwanted disk check at bo ...

If your currupted HDD is with FAT partition then SCAN it with DOS mode by booting from bootable CD or Floopy and check for problems. If its having without resolved then it will be giving scandisk all the time in XP also.

I think you are having Reboot or your system hangs during scandisk with XP ? isn't it ? for that do one thing. Cancel the scandisk and Enter the system while using XP with new harddisk. Then BACK UP your all OLD HDD data on EMPTY space of your NEW HDD.

Now you have whole empty slave (OLD) HDD. Remove its partitions by utilising XP's Disk Management service and make new partition of that old HDD again as you like.

From here you can do above task.
Start>Control Panel>Administrative tools>computer management>Disk Management

AFter doing this restart your PC. And still if you are getting scandisk again it means that your HDD is physically currpted. Check with the warranty period. If its still in warrany period then replace it with your vendor.

If its not in warranty period check with your vendor for either IC problem or read-write card problem.

Good Luck.

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by mike In reply to Unwanted disk check at bo ...

Yes you can stop the disk check on that drive by
Start > Run > chkntfs /x <drive> [drive] [drive]
For example, if you want to disable Chkdsk from running on drive E: chkntfs /x E:

Chkntfs works by modifying the BootExcecute value in the Registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\
CONTROL\Session Manager
The default value is BootExecute:REG_MULTI_SZ:autocheck autochk *

Chkdsk /f /r is unaffected by chkntfs and can be run to check volumes manually on the next system reboot.

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by unoyicall In reply to

Thanks mike your comment worked perfect!
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