Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


willans

9 posts

Wannabe Geek


#25766 1-Sep-2008 08:54
Send private message

When I boot up , and Diskcheck runs, my screen tells me that I can cancel the diskcheck at any time.  I'm probably really stupid, but I can't figure out how to do that!  (Yes, I tried "esc", and just about everything else.  Please advise.  Richard

Create new topic
gehenna
8093 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #161202 1-Sep-2008 10:19
Send private message

there is probably a countdown of 10 seconds or so where it's saying "disk checking will begin in xx seconds, press a key to cancel"...press something at that point and it will bypass the check and boot the OS.  but if it's happening every time you reboot then there may be a disk problem and it might be a good idea to let it do its thing.

 
 
 

Backblaze Unlimited Backup. World’s easiest cloud backup. Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud (affiliate link).
willans

9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #161434 2-Sep-2008 07:26
Send private message

Thanks, Gehenna, but the screen doesn't actually say that, or I'd hit the F button.  The screen clearly says "You can cancel the disk check at any time ... " (etc).  Presumably this is standard for Win XP Pro, so I am a little surprised that there isn't a clear "answer" ('Clear Answers from MS' I hear you say dubiously!).  Regardless, the disk check insists on going through everything - all my drives, there is usually no problem, and it's very tedious, especially if there is supposed to be a simple way to stop it.  Richard.

OmniouS
399 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #161467 2-Sep-2008 09:20
Send private message

Start > Run, type 'cmd'. Press Enter.

Try chkntfs c: /X  

replace 'c' with whatever drive it's checking.

This command will exclude a drive from being checked on startup but Windows will have marked the drive 'dirty' for a reason.
It could be anything from a software issue to hardware failure

Create new topic





News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.