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Topic # 25766 1-Sep-2008 08:54
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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

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  Reply # 161202 1-Sep-2008 10:19
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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" 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.

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  Reply # 161434 2-Sep-2008 07:26
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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.


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  Reply # 161467 2-Sep-2008 09:20
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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

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