Chkdsk Timer

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

When NT is not shut down normally, Autochk.exe is run upon restart. In certain situations, it may be helpful to bypass running this utility. By modifying the following registry key, the amount of time Windows NT waits before running Autochk.exe can be changed, allowing the user time to bypass running it by pressing any key.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
Name: AutoChkTimeOut
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 secs - no countdown
Value: 1-259,200 secs - countdown

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