How to Cancel Chkdsk if Stuck in a Loop

If you tried running chkdsk and have been having issues with a bad virus or malware, it is possible that chkdsk could fail and get stuck in a loop. Follow the instructions to disable/cancel check disk so that that computer won’t be constantly rebooting.


Step 1

You will need to launch the registry editor. Go to the start menu, type regedit and hit enter.


Step 2

Browse to the following path:

[vb]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager[/vb]

Step 3

Double click on the entry called “BootExecute.”


Step 4

To disable chkdsk, you will want to add /k:C before the asterisk (assuming your Windows OS is installed on C:).

[vb]autocheck autochk /k:C *[/vb]


Step 5

To re-enable chkdsk simply change the registry entry back to:

[vb]autocheck autochk *[/vb]

Hope that helps!

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