[3 Ways] How to Stop or Disable CHKDSK at Startup in Windows 7, 8 &10

One of the features of Windows is CHKDSK feature which is automatically executed whenever you don’t shut down your pc properly. CHKDSK is one of the important commands that is designed to repair errors that usually appear in the hard disk drive. The time to correct the errors in the next boot session depends on the number of errors on the hard disk. If you don’t want your PC to take time when you boot your PC here is how to stop chkdsk at startup windows 7, 8 or 10 PCs.

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How to Cancel a Scheduled Chkdsk at Boot in Windows 7, 8 & 10

1: Press the Start button on your keyboard and type CMD.

2: Now right-click on the Command Prompt option and select Run as administrator.

3: Now type

chkntfs Drive letter:

Replace the Drive letter by any drive such as C: D: E: or F:

How to Cancel a Scheduled Chkdsk at Boot in Windows 7, 8 & 10

If you get the message that Drive is not dirty, it means no check is scheduled whereas if you get the message Chkdsk has been scheduled manually to run on next reboot on Volume C: it means a chkdsk has been scheduled.

How to Stop CHKDSK From Running at Startup in Windows 7, 8 & 10

1.) Cancel automatic Disk Check

If your drive is affected by a dirty bit, then Windows automatically performs a disk checking the next time your computer is restarted.

You need to run the chkntfs “Drive letter”: command to see if a volume is dirty, but you can’t clear the dirty bit unless you let Windows go through disk scanning at boot.

You can manually clear dirty bit on Windows by following these simple steps:

You need to first download WinHex software which is a universal hexadecimal editor.

1.) Open WinHex with administrator rights and under Tools tab select Open Disk.

2.) Now a new window will open which will ask you to select a drive for editing, choose the logical volume you want to edit the dirty bit on, and then click OK.

2.) Cancel the Scheduled Disk Check

Method 1: How to Disable Check Disk Using CMD

1.) Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

Now paste the below code in the CMD. You can replace the Drive Letter with whichever drive you want.

chkntfs /x Drive Letter:

Method 2: How to Cancel CHKDSK on Startup in Windows Using Registry Editor

To open the Registry Editor press Windows + R and type regedit.

Now navigate to the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Now double-click on the Multi-String value BootExecute in the right menu.

How to Cancel CHKDSK on Startup in Windows Using Registry Editor

This will open the Edit Multi-String window. Click in the Value name data box, and then delete all of the lines, except the last one.

How to Cancel CHKDSK on Startup in Windows Using Registry Editor

Now click OK and close the Registry Editor.

Conclusion:

I hope this guide on how to stop chkdsk at startup in windows helps you in solving your problem.

Do comment below your experiences after using the above methods.

Thank You!!!

Saish K

Author: Saish K

Hi there! my name is Saish. I hope you find this blog useful.

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