Reasons for stopping CHKDSK at boot time in Windows® XP®
Why would you want to stop CHKDSK at boot time in Windows XP?
Windows XP is the best Operating System which was released by Microsoft. Many new features are included in this Operating System. Windows XP comes with excellent driver support and offers a user friendly environment to make your task easier. You have to install this Operating System from Microsoft website. A disk checking tool in Windows XP Operating System is CHKDSK. To maintain system efficiency, you need to perform disk checking on a regular basis. It will scan the system, checking for damaged files, looking for bad clusters on the computer's hard drive and making repairs whenever possible. It has the ability to repair damaged clusters and file systems on the hard drive.
The need to stop CHKDSK at boot time in Windows XP:
- About CHKDSK
- Need to stop CHKDSK
- Tips to stop CHKDSK
CHKDSK stands for check disk and it is a file system error checking tool which can be run manually or automatically. It detects damaged files and bad clusters on the hard drive. It detects the physical structure of a disk and can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files and directory errors. The CHKDSK tool can be run as a command-line application or run with a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Need to stop CHKDSK
The processing time of the CHKDSK tool varies depending upon the size of the hard drive. So in order to save booting time, it is better to stop CHKDSK from running at boot. CHKDSK scans the entire hard drive for bad sectors, thus it is a time consuming process when the Operating System boots. In order to get rid of this situation you need to stop CHKDSK at boot time in Windows XP.
Select 'Start' and choose 'Command Prompt'. Then type ‘chkntfs /x c’ in Command Prompt and press 'Enter'. It will terminate the Auto-CHKDSK program and you can stop CHKDSK at boot time in Windows XP. Thus, you may be able to stop CHKDSK from automatically starting up with the computer with a simple command line modification.