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I rebooted a Windows2000 Server (Also a DC) with a scheduled check disk at boot.  The system hangs when running check disk on the D: partion, so the system won't boot.  When prompted to hit any key to bypass chkdsk, I hit a key but nothing happens, it will still run.  Unfortunately, I do not have the recovery console add ins installed to edit the registry.  Is there any way around this so I can at least get the system to boot.

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by:oldgreyguy
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F8.... on boot.... SAFE MODE............. this should bypass the checkdisk... and allow you in to stop that service til you figure out the problem
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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1. Boot into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or Last Known Good Configuration.
2. Navigate to the following location in Registry:  -

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager and then int he Right Pane find the following value: -

BootExecute and delete the entry in it. Use regedt32.exe and not regedit.exe

Let me know.

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The system still will not boot into safe mode.  It hangs on starting windows, let it stay in that state for over a half hour and no luck.
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by:geneki
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Thanks for the suggestions, I actually just got it to boot.  What I did was boot into the recovery console and renamed the autochk.exe file.  The sytems went to run chkdsk at boot, but since the file was missing it skipped and booted into windows.  I appreciate the quick responses I received.



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That's great. This line is mentioned in BootExecute entry:  -
DfsInit autocheck autochk /k:D *

So if you rename autochk or remove the entry from here will also do the job but i want to know one thing that is about not scanning drive. Default behaviour of windows is not like that. If you don't perform scan your using chkdsk or scandisk then there are some chances that you may loose some files or data in your system. It is recommended by M$.
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