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Envy 15-u111dx
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After one of hte last Window 10 updates, whenever I boot my computer I receive the message "To skip disk checking press any key in 7 seconds." This is one of annoying Windows 10 issues. 


I tried with Command prompts chkntfs C:, but the reply is that the drive is clean. I tried with chkntfs /x C: but that did not help either. I tried with Registry key and boot executable. However, the values there indicate that there is no scheduled disk check. 


How can I get rid of this annoying message?

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Let me take a moment to thank you for posting on the HP Support Forums. 


I understand that you have an HP ENVY x360 - 15-u111dx laptop. I read that post a recent Win10 update, there's a message during the startup saying "To skip disk checking press any key in 7 seconds". You've done a remarkable job performing the steps. 


I would like to know the following information to assist you better:

  • Do you know what update it was?

I recommend you to perform the following steps to isolate the issue and arrive at a fix: 

  • Press Windows+X and select Command Prompt (Admin) to open Elevated Command prompt.

command prompt

  • To check if any drive is scheduled for a disk check in the next boot session, type the following command and hit Enter

chkntfs “Drive letter”:


  • Replace “drive letter” by the actual drive letter, for e.g. chkntfs C:

scheduled chkdsk Drive is not dirty

  • If you get the message that Drive is not dirty, it means no check disk is scheduled.
    But if you get the message Chkdsk has been scheduled manually to run on next reboot on Volume C:, it means a chkdsk has been scheduled.
  • To exclude a Drive from default Boot-Time Check, copy and paste the following command chkntfs /x “drive letter”:


Please restart the laptop and check how it goes. If the issue persists then I suggest you to perform a Microsoft System Restore. This will not delete your data. Please perform the steps mentioned under "Restore your computer when Windows starts normally".


I sincerely hope this fixes the issue. Let me know the outcome. Cheers! 🙂



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