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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Reduce the Scan Disk check time delay.

"One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.."
Every windows user would have encountered this message. Yes and its "recommended that you continue". However the time delay of 10 seconds is what irritates me. By making a small tweak in the registry, we can change the time delay.

  1. Start registry from Run----> regedit.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager .
  3. Don't expand the Session Manager tree.
  4. On the right pane look out for 'AutoChkTimeOut' .If its not there right-click--->New--->Dword value. Rename it as 'AutoChkTimeOut'.
  5. Now double click it and give the desired time delay in seconds. [Choose Decimal while giving delay]. Press OK.
If the entry is not found, the default count down of 10 seconds will be used. If it is set to 0 second, there will not be any count down. If it is set to more than 3 days (259,200 seconds), the default value will be used.

Thats all. Now reboot for the changes to take place. The next time Scan Disk starts, there will be delay of the time you have specified. If you want to confirm it then right-click on any drive ---->properties---->Tools---->Check Now. Tick both and then start. When prompted for check on next system startup click yes.

I have kept a delay of 3 seconds on my PC.

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Skandesh said...

Amazing....didnt know we could change this.

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Hug said...

Really helped. Thanks

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