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How to Cancel Check Disk (Chkdsk.exe) to Run at the Next Startup

When you run the Check Disk to check a drive for errors, Windows NT would ask if you want to schedule CHKDSK run at the next time your computer restarted. If you've scheduled the disk check, but later you changed your mind not to run Chkdsk.exe tool at the next Startup, how to do? This article will show you how to cancel the disk checking tool to run at the next time you start your computer.


Schedule the disk checking

Steps to Cancel Check Disk (Chkdsk.exe) to run at next Startup

To prevent Chkdsk.exe running at the next Startup, follow these steps below to the corresponding registry.

Step 1: Press Win + R key, then type in regedit, then hit Enter key to open the Registry Editor.

Open Registr Editor

Tips: If the UAC prompts, click Yes to continue.

Click Yes to run Regedit

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

In the right-pane of Session Manager, right-click on BootExecute and select Modify to change its value data.

Change BootExecute entry

Step 3: In the value data box type in: autocheck autochk *

To disable chkdsk run at startup

Step 4: When finished, close the Registry Editor.

Close Regedit.exe