I did "chkdsk /f/r/x" from a shell, at which point I was told, as expected, that the volume couldn't dismount, so it asked if I wanted to do the chkdsk upon reboot. I said yes.
Upon reboot, the system loads the "WinXP" screen, and then immediately goes into the chkdsk operation. It does NOT give me the usual "To skip disk checking, press any key within 10 seconds..." - it just goes into it immdiately without any option to skip/cancel.
Unfortunately I can't just run through the whole chkdsk operation because the system abruptly powers off about halfway through the chkdsk. Then when I turn it back on, it runs the chkdsk again...
So how do I cancel the chkdsk?