Disabling Scandisk at startup
December 3, 2001
by Chris Pun
For Windows 9x Users
Are you getting bored of having to press cancel everytime your computer boots up when Windows was not previously shut down
properly? Well, there is an easy way to disable scandisk from popping up everytime this happens. Just pursue the following 6 steps
and you're set.
Go to My Computer, C Drive
If your system files and hidden files are not displayed, click on Tools, Folder Options. Next, scroll over to show "Hidden
files and folders", and click on "Show Hidden files and folders"
Locate the hidden MSDOS.SYS from C Drive
Right click MSDOS.SYS, and unclick "Read-Only"
Open the file with Notepad.
Locate the line AUTOSCAN="1"
Change 1 to 0
It should now read AUTOSCAN="0"
Save and Exit
Right click MSDOS.SYS, and check on "Read-Only"
You're now done! Next time your computer does not shut down properly, you will not have to see scandisk pop up again.