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Question How to disable disc checking

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Hello! For the last 3 weeks every time I start my computer it shows me "To skip disc checking, press any key within 8 seconds" and it's getting annoying, so I want to stop it.

I found the following command from one video:

chkntfs /x c:

But I saw one comment pretending that the author's PC files were deleted after the disc scan and I'd like to ask you if it's safe to use this command. I'm using my grandma's computer and I don't want any risks for her device. Is it safe to use it to stop the automatic disc scan without getting any files deleted?
 

ex_bubblehead

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It's asking to run for a reason. Make sure you have a good, tested backup of all important files (which you should be doing on a regular basis) then let it run on the next boot. Do not randomly turn something off just because it inconveniences you.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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Sounds like you need to explain to your grandmother that the message she might have been seeing at startup before you began using PC (in the last 3 weeks) is a sign the PC might need a new part (really depends how much your grandmother understands about computers as to how much detail you give). Old people understand that things wear out as they get old, so its just a matter of explaining it wasn't something you did, that it is something you found and if acted on, can be fixed without losing any information.

There are programs you can use to test drives, to see if they have any errors.
 
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It's asking to run for a reason. Make sure you have a good, tested backup of all important files (which you should be doing on a regular basis) then let it run on the next boot. Do not randomly turn something off just because it inconveniences you.
Two months ago I removed around 22 (from the previous years) backups because they made a total of more than 190 gbs, though I have each one from the last year and a total of 20 backups - http://prntscr.com/t2rrn3. So, I still can't see where the problem is and this disc checking shows me that it will take more than 50 hours and I don't really have this time.

Sounds like you need to explain to your grandmother that the message she might have been seeing at startup before you began using PC (in the last 3 weeks) is a sign the PC might need a new part (really depends how much your grandmother understands about computers as to how much detail you give).
I didn't express myself correctly and didn't explain, excuse me for that. I have been using her PC for 9 months (she hasn't used it for months, including after the disc checking showed up).

Old people understand that things wear out as they get old, so its just a matter of explaining it wasn't something you did, that it is something you found and if acted on, can be fixed without losing any information.
Well, I can explain this to her by this way, but my mother saw this problem last night and began kvetching so much (my grandma doesn't know about it). However, I'm not sure if I created the problem or it's because of the drivers, or stuff like that.
Also, I archived all her files on mega.nz for every case.


There are programs you can use to test drives, to see if they have any errors.
I'd be very thankful if you tell me one.
 
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Colif

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It helps if we know who made the drive.
I would run speccy (when you run installer, don't accept ccleaner) - https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/download as it should tell you who made drive

Most makers have their own software you can run on their drive to test its health
HD Sentinel (this is more a general test) - https://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sentinel_trial.php
Samsung - https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/magician/
WD - https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?p=3&lang=en
Seagate - https://www.seagate.com/au/en/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-win-master/

It sounds like you likely need a new drive. But check it first.
HDD wear out, its just how it is.
 
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It helps if we know who made the drive.
I would run speccy (when you run installer, don't accept ccleaner) - https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/download as it should tell you who made drive

Most makers have their own software you can run on their drive to test its health
HD Sentinel (this is more a general test) - https://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sentinel_trial.php
Samsung - https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/magician/
WD - https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?p=3&lang=en
Seagate - https://www.seagate.com/au/en/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-win-master/

It sounds like you likely need a new drive. But check it first.
HDD wear out, its just how it is.
I'm not sure what to post, but from what I see, everything is quite fine - https://easyupload.io/pkxano (the expiration is 1 day).

However, how this command, " chkntfs /x c: ", actually works and can I use it if everything's ok?
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator

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