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scandisk executes at startup

Every time I start/restart my computer (Packard Bell running win98), Scandisk is executed even though I ALWAYS shut it down normally. Scandisk has never reported any errors and I don't know what happens.

does anybody know?
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chachote
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charlejcCommented:
I do believe there is a registry entry that controls the start up of scandisk.exe.  I'll try to look into this and let you know.
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bruintjeCommented:
hi chacote,

maybe this will clearify things a bit

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q118/5/79.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0

the autoscan option int msdos.sys file, has a few settings, which are set to run every time on booting the machine when your machine came from the supplier you bought it.

think you can set this to 1 or 0 (not advised) if you want to....the article even explains how, but be careful to mess with bootfiles of windows..

HTH:O)Bruintje
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sorgieCommented:
Open regedit
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Expand Software
Expand Microsoft
Expand Windows
Look for the Run folder
Open it and you will see everything that runs at startup
Delete scandisk entry
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AikawaCommented:
Which scandisk? If it is the one that starts before you see your desktop,
you might also want to check the autoexec.bat file in your c:\ directory. If you see scandisk inside autoexec.bat, take it out by deleting the line with that word or add the word: rem in front of the line.
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jaimehtCommented:
I have the answer the way to disable the scan at startup is running msconfig then go to advanced and there is the option where you can disable it
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chachoteAuthor Commented:
sorry, but I already checked that, too simple!
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aux5Commented:
Did you check your MSDOS.SYS file as the person suggested above?

Definitely change the value to 0

life much happier

also,

START, RUN, msconfig.exe

check all 5 tabs for any entries re: Scandisk and uncheck them

Keep pluggin', experts-exchange will see you through til it's resolved,

Cheers from l.a.!
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darinwCommented:
Adjusted points from 50 to 100
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darinwCommented:
Accepting previously rejected answer and raising points to 100 for chachote.

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