Scandisk and Improper Shutdown!!

on Sunday, October 11, 2009


Whenever there is an improper shutdown, the Windows OS is designed is such a way that it starts the Scandisk utility at startup.

Well; sometimes we are not sure whats going on, or what was the reason for an improper shutdown. Then I advise you to continue with the procedure and let Scandisk scan your harddisk.

But when you know the reason for improper shutdown or you have restarted the computer yourself; the scandisk becomes a little inconvenient (We all have lost our patience!!! SpaceAge!!)

Coming back to the topic.. You can disable the scandisk utility being run after an improper shutdown through Registry Editor or the Regedit.



1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

2. Create a DWORD and name it "DisableScandiskOnBoot" (without quotes).

3. Now to disable Scandisk give the DWORD the value 01 (zero one) and for enabling give it 00 (zero zero)


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