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How to set "chkdsk R: /F" always on boot?

Posted on 2008-06-26
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The short question is: how do I set Vista to always "chkdsk R: /F" on boot?

I saw that the registry way to do this is to set
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute  to
autocheck autochk /p \??\R:
autocheck autochk *

For example, what's the best way to perform this registry setting on every startup (so that, as wanted, every following restart is done with the chkdsk during boot)?
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by:KCTS
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You could create a batch file and put this in the startup folder - I imagine it would become annoying after a short while.
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by:lucavilla
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KCTS, and is there a way to do it via a batch file without any user confirmation every time? does UAC allow this registry change transparently?

If I launch a .REG file from within the batch file it asks user confirmation...
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by:thefaza
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You can use command:
fsutil dirty set x:
It mark drive as dirty so it force system to autocheck it on next boot tima, You can add this command to autostart or HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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by:lucavilla
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Unfortunately it seems that both the batch and the fsutil solutions requires user intervention because of the UAC   (and I don't want to disable UAC in general).
Is there a way to bypass UAC only for this specific purpose?
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by:lucavilla
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thefaza, it seems that your command is totally ignored if put in the startup folder. While it works (with UAC user intervention) when double-clicked, it appears to not be launched by Windows automatically. I don't know why...
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Ok, I solved it by scheduling an automated startup launch of a Regini script from within Automate (a popular macro program)
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I didnt't tested fsutil on Vista
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