If you are going to cancel scheduled CHKDSK, pay attention to this post. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how to cancel a scheduled CHKDSK via Command Prompt and Registry Editor respectively.

CHKDSK is a built-in utility on the Windows computer, which scans the disk for any filesystem errors and the logical integrity of the said file system. If there are any errors or deviations, the CHKDSK utility will attempt to correct and repair as much as possible.

MiniTool Partition Wizard can also help you check hard drives for errors. For instance, it scans the hard drive/partition to see if it contains bad sectors or file system errors. It fixes any detected file system errors too. It can be used as an SSD health check tool, SD card speed tester, SSD optimizer, USB data recovery tool, etc.

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Given that fact, you won’t lose any data or access to the operating system due to the errors. Sometimes, you may see the Windows can’t check the disk while it’s in use message while running CHKDSK. In this case, you can schedule CHKDSK. However, it’s annoying that CHKDSK runs at every boot.

Therefore, you can cancel scheduled CHKDSK operations after you diagnose the disk. How to cancel a scheduled CHKDSK? Here are 2 available ways for you. Simply pick one from them to cancel check disk.

Way 1: Cancel Scheduled CHKDSK via Command Prompt

Step 1: Type cmd in the search box and then hit Run as administrator under the searched Command Prompt app.

run Command Prompt as administrator

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, type chkntfs /x c: and hit Enter. The “c” in the command refers to the drive letter. You can replace it with a specific letter. Then this command can help you cancel scheduled CHKDSK operations you’ve configured before.

You can schedule a CHKDSK by executing the command “chkntfs C”. Likewise, replace “C” with the actual drive letter. If the drive is scheduled, you will see “chkdsk has been scheduled” message. On the contrary, you will see the “drive is dirty” message.
type and execute the command
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Way 2: Cancel Scheduled CHKDSK via Registry

Step 1: Open the Run window by holding the Windows and R keys.

Step 2: Type regedit in the Run window and click OK. In the prompted User Account Control window, click Yes to open Registry Editor.

open Registry Editor from Run window

Step 3: In the Registry Editor window, follow the on-screen instructions to navigate to the destination.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

navigate to Session Manager

Step 4: Find and right-click BootExecute, and then click Modify.

modify the value

Step 5: In the prompted window, change the value data to “autocheck autochk *” and click OK to save the changes.

change and save value data

This post offers you two methods to cancel scheduled CHKDSK operations. If you don’t want to run CHKDSK at every boot, cancel check disk with the given methods in this post. You can use either Command Prompt or Registry Editor to cancel scheduled CHKDSK.

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