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Reduce the Default 10 Seconds timeout scandisk in Windows XP

You might have often seen Scandisk screen on your system, which normally appears when Windows is not properly shutdown or restarted. Scandisk checks your hard disk drive for errors and fixes possible error. You may get annoyed because of disk checking comes up whenever you boot up. However, you can skip disk checking by pressing any key. Suppose you want to proceed with disk checking, but usually it takes 10 seconds to start.

Nevertheless, the below trick will show you how you can decrease or increase the timing as per your wish.

Reduce default 10 seconds timeout scandisk in Windows XP

 

How to Reduce default 10 seconds timeout scandisk in Windows XP

1. Go to Start menu –> Run –> Enter “CMD  and press Enter.

2. Now give the following command at the command prompt.

CHKNTFS/T:4

Here, 4 is the amount of waiting time. After changing the time, Scan Disk starts counting from 4 second instead of default 10 seconds.

Want to know more about this command, Type the command in command prompt and press enter.

CHKNTFS/?

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