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Having issue with the 'disk checking' thing. Everytime I

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Having issue with the 'disk checking' thing. Everytime I re-open it says it wants to check it. I let it go, and it goes through 53% and then stops.
How do I fix this?
So I have to do a cold boot and then click the 'cancel' button when it asks to recheck again.
I have an HP Pavilion - 4 years old, but a very high end one. Top of the line graphics, 2 terrabyte hard drive, 18" screen (laptop), 8 gig memory, etc.
I'm a software junkie. Tons of stuff on here. Software, videos, photos, documents, etc.
I do back it up to a hard drive, but haven't in a few months. Figure I better get that done soon.
Plus the internet seems very slow. Of course Mediacom blames it on my personal router, which I had to get because their router was so sucky it was unbelievable. The 'bars' show full, but when grandson plays games - high end ones - the ping rate is like a roller coaster which ruins the games. They don't take responsibility for that either.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.


I am the person that will be helping you today.

You can disable this disk check by following the instructions below on the computer:

- Hold down both the Windows key and the letter R at the same time.
- In the box that pops up, type: regedit
- Click the OK button

- Navigate to the following key in the left pane: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

- In the right hand pane, double click BootExecute.

- The default value of the key is autocheck autochk *

- Add: /K:C at the end before *. /K

It should look like the following: autocheck autochk /k:C *

- Click Ok after you make the changes and you will be all set.

I look forward to hearing your feedback concerning whether or not your problem is fixed.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have to leave for the day but I will try this when I get home tonight.

So this means that it won't come up with that option anymore? does this mean that my computer is fine and doesn't need checking?

I always thought it didn't ask you to do that unless it needed it?

It says drives need checking for stability (not the right word but can't remember - maybe consistency?.

Just want to be sure I'm not disabling something that I need. But then again, it's obviously not working if it only goes through process 1 of 3, and 53%!

Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Being that it fails at 53%, you may wish to backup any data on the drive as that may be an indication that it has faulted sectors on the drive.

You can disable it without danger.