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Carpentersville, IL
reply to IT Guy

Re: [XPPro] Annoying Scan Disk At Boot

Have you checked the registry startup keys or the startup folders?

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    of course, xxxx = any user name other then All Users

    Anytime I am looking to figure out what runs on startup, I check these 4 places. If there is something there that I don't know what it is for, I research it (go to the actual directory, do a google search on the directory name or exe name, etc) and figure out if I really need it or not. I may go as far as actually running whatever command I see, to figure out what it does.

    Personally for me, I try to keep the items in these places as low as possible. Both of my startup folders are empty. The Registry keys listed above for me only have a total of 6 things (all in the HKLM key). And, I know exactly what each command does, and why it is there. Again for me, the less I have here the better.

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  • IT Guy
    Ow, My Balls
    Las Cruces, NM
    Thanks, totally skipped my mind to look in those locations. I'll check those out and see if autochk, chkdsk, etc...
    Don't worry, scro. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick-ass lives.