How can I modify the CHKDSK timer?

A. Service Pack 4 introduces a new feature which before performing a chkdsk of a disk if its dirty bit is set a 30 second countdown timer is given allowing you to cancel to chkdsk from running.

If you want to modify this 30 second value perform the following:

  1. Start the registry editor
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
  3. From the Edit menu select New - DWORD Value. Enter a name of AutoChkTimeOut and press ENTER
  4. Double click this new value and set to 0 to disable the timer, or the time in seconds you wish to be given to cancel the chkdsk.
  5. Close the registry editor

The change will take effect at the next reboot

TAGS: Windows 8
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