specifies whether automatic system checking is scheduled to
be run on a
NTFS volume when the computer is started.
[/x volume: [...]]
[/c volume: [...]]
Required. Specifies the drive letter
(followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name. Displays
a message that identifies the file system of the specified
volume. If automatic file checking is scheduled to be run,
this parameter displays a message indicating whether the
volume has been corrupted, which requires you to run
Restores all chkntfs default
settings, except the countdown time for automatic file
checking. Default behavior is to check all volumes when the
computer is started.
Changes the Autochk.exe initiation
countdown time to the specified amount of time entered in
seconds. If you do not specify :time, /t
displays the current countdown time.
Excludes the specified volume from being
checked when the computer starts, even if the volume is
marked as requiring chkdsk.
Schedules the specified volume to be
checked when the computer starts.
Displays help at the command prompt.
- To run
chkntfs, you must be a member of the Administrators
- Although you
can set the Autochk.exe initiation countdown time to
zero, you cannot cancel a potentially time-consuming
automatic file check if you set it to zero.
To display the
Autochk.exe initiation countdown time, type:
When changing the
Autochk.exe initiation countdown time, type the time in
seconds. For example, to change the countdown time to 30
command-line option is not accumulative. If you type it more
than once, the most recent entry overrides the previous
entry. To exclude multiple volumes, list them all in one
command. For example, to exclude both the E: and F: volumes,
chkntfs /x e: f:
To exclude the F:
volume only, type:
chkntfs /x e:
chkntfs /x f:
command-line option is accumulative. If you want to check
the specified volume only, reset the defaults to clear any
previous commands, exclude all volumes from being checked,
and then schedule automatic file checking on the desired
For example, to
schedule automatic file checking on the D: volume only,
chkntfs /x c: d:
chkntfs /c d: