How do I turn off scandisk?


Jun 4, 2001
I am at my wits end now on trying to figure it out, that stupid scandisk or whatever it is on windows 2000 where is gives you 10 seconds to stop it. Today I was downloading about 4 or so gigs of stuff and then my comp froze I turned it back on and it was all gone not a trace of it. I heard that scandisk does this. Well anyways my question is how do I disable the thing?


Dec 31, 2007
You can use a program like TweakUI for Windows 2000 to disable CHKDSK from running at a reboot, which is available on this <A HREF="" target="_new">page</A>.

But, personally, I'd be much less concerned with disabling CHKDSK, and more interested in discovering why the computer locked up in the first place. CHKDSK ran because you had a bad shutdown. Discover and repair the reason that the computer froze, and running CHKDKS won't be an issue anymore.

I'd be looking around in the Event Logs (Start\Settings\Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Event Viewer) for errors that might determine the source of the problem, checking the temperatures of the internal components, <A HREF="" target="_new">testing</A> the memory modules, and taking a look to see if my PSU was up to the task of running the system ... for starters.

Look at it this way. If you are sick, which would you rather do ... treat the symptoms, or take steps towards actually getting well? The same thing applies to a computer. Try to solve the problem instead of just disabling your built-in diagnostic utilities. It's common sense, dude. :wink:


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