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Hi

When Win2000 has not shut down properly, when it is restarted I get a screen whidh starts off:
"Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is FAT32"
Followed by a nine second countdown before the drive check begins, during which time I can cancel the check.

What I'd like to know is can I cut that nine seconds down to one?

I don't mind the check, but it's a pain waiting for it to commence.

Is there an *.ini file I can alter to achieve this?

Thanks,

Drew

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If you have FAT32 and do an improper shutdown windows will want to do a disc check.. there is no need to do it - windows is just programmed to assume that in the case of FAT32 it was a HD error that caused the failure. Skip it.
But anyway, to answer your question... [and it will be 10 secs as default...], go Start, run, type cmd and OK. Now type [or paste] this:
chkntfs /t:1
-and press enter, then close the cmd window.
Yeah, I know it is chkntfs and not chkfat.... but there is no such command. Does not have to be 1 sec... you just wanted that. Strangely, if you have an NTFS setup windows doesn't want to do a check - it's possibly arrogant enough to assume that the user screwed up. :)

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Thanks very much, gerbil

On the occasions when I do skip checking, it just comes up again at the next boot thereafter.

If the check is, as you suggest, not necessary, would "chkntfs /X C:" get rid of it on an on-going basis or does that syntax only work as a one-off? I note the qualification "Excluded drives are not accumulated between command invocations". I can always try it out with a forced shut-down but would prefer to avoid that if possible.

Drew

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that cmd would block the check until you revoke it, but you should find why your sys is not shutting down correctly... is an application causing it?

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