User Tip - Modify CHKDSK delay timer.

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

Before starting a CHKDSK of a disk when its dirty bit is set, a 30 second countdown timer is presented, giving you the chance to cancel CHKDSK. If you want to modify the 30 second default, cut and paste the following code into chktimer.reg file and run it.

REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"AutoChkTimeOut"="0"

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Set AutoChkTimeOut to the number of seconds you want CHKDSK to wait. See .REG files for background information on .REG files.

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