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how to disable chkdsk ??

by rohhit0 / March 20, 2013 4:44 PM PDT

Hi all,
I had Win XP sp2 and I recently installed a Win XP sp3 but before installing the new XP I was getting option to chkdsk but every time i skipped it and did not perform any disk check on my old XP(e.i sp2) but when I installed new XP sp 3 to my surprise I was still getting an option to chkdsk during start up,and when I carried out this chkdsk it showed an error "setupact.log cross linked..." and PC hanged...

1)now how should I get rid of this chkdsk which appears at every startup ? is there any file which I could edit manually to disable chkdsk ?

2)and why am I getting this msg even though I have formated the old XP and installed the new one ?

please help.

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solution founded !!
by rohhit0 / March 30, 2013 2:33 AM PDT

Hi all,

thanks for your reply,

In case some one is facing similar problem try below options.

what worked for me is that I went to C drive(right click it) -> properties->tools->error-checking->click check .
(don't forget to check 1)automatically fix file system error 2)scan and attempt to recover for bad sectors ) took quite a long time to fix it.

also is this doesn't work for you insert your drive in some other PC and attempt trying this process other there.

sorry I did not manage to try solution given by kees_B (as was unable to find XP CD) so you can try this if above doesn't work for you.


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Re: chkdsk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 5:54 PM PDT

Find your XP CD, boot to the recovery console and do chkdks there to correct all errors. After that, the situation shoiuld be normal again.


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how to disable chkdsk ??
by rohhit0 / March 20, 2013 6:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: chkdsk

thanks for reply,
can you please elaborate how to do chkdsk in recovery mode?
and is it safe ? or should I take backup first ?

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 6:37 PM PDT
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How to disable chkdsk
by Maya459 / March 20, 2013 7:16 PM PDT

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