System File Check - how to stop it starting

Posted on 2006-04-09
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I ran the SFC, I think I ran it through the DOS command when trying to prepare for one of the Microsoft exams. The only problem now is, it keeps starting up every time I log into my computer. Where do you go to disable it. Is it MSCONFIG and startup, something to uncheck out of there perhaps or is it living in the registry ?? Can someone please explain this to me.
Question by:GanaSonaDa
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    Maybe this link can help you

    Maybe if you run it with /scanonce it will stop running it every time when you boot.
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    Greetings, GanaSonaDa !

    Check if System File Checker is starting from startup programs.  Go to Start > Run and type msconfig
    and hit OK. Go to Startup tab and look for SFC.  Disable it if SFC is starting up.

    From Start > Run enter Msinfo32. Open Software then Startup. That
    will tell you what's loading and where it starts from.

    Start/Run and enter Sysedit.
    Win.ini file under [Windows] load= and run= lines.
    System.ini under [386nh]

    C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

    If you are comfortable using Regedit look at these keys in the


    Best wishes!

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