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