How to Disable Disk Check Consistency Scan During Windows XP Boot

I have a Maxtor One Touch 4 250GB that I use to store my songs and photos.

It is connected via USB to a PC running Windows XP Pro. The drive is shared on my network and is formatted as FAT32 to ensure compatibility between my Mac running OS X and my other PCs running XP and Vista.

Anyways, when I restart the PC that it is connected to, from time to time I would get a drive consistency check screen that would take forever to run through the scan and in 1 case damaged an mp3 from my collection.

Anyhow, to disable the disk consistency check

0. Go to My Computer and note the drive letter of the drive that is being checked. In my case it was F:
1. Start
2. Run
3. type cmd
4. Press ok
5. You should be at the command prompt. "black screen"
6. type chkntfs /x f:
7. Should get some type of response that says something like "This disk type is FAT32", this message will be different from computer to computer.

Your should have successfully disabled the disk consistency checker.

Keywords: Disable Disk Consistency Check XP Pro

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Posted on: Nov 24, 2008 12:07 pm

thats different if its a server but for home comptuers I do not reccomend doing this have the check run overnight.


Posted on: Nov 20, 2008 12:43 pm

If you are running a server that has this issue and have to reboot it remotely, I have found that check disc takes forever and sometimes causes problems, so for my scenario it has been very helpful.


Posted on: Nov 20, 2008 12:35 pm

But as for this post I highly do not reccomend doing this, you can simply just skip past chkdsks.