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Reduce Default 10 Seconds timeout scandisk in Windows XP

You might have often seen a Scandisk screen in Windows XP machines, which usually appears when Windows is not properly shut down or restarted. Scandisk checks your hard disk drive for errors and fixes the possible error.

You may get annoyed because disk checking comes up whenever you boot up. However, you can skip disk checking by pressing any key.

On the other hand, suppose you want to proceed with disk checking, but it takes up to 10 seconds to start.

Nevertheless, the below trick will show you how to decrease or increase the timing for Scandisk in Windows XP.

Reduce default 10 seconds timeout scandisk in Windows XP

How to Reduce default 10 seconds timeout Scandisk in Windows XP

1. Go to Start menu –> Run –> Enter “CMD  and press Enter.

2. Now give the following command at the command prompt.


Here, 4 is the amount of waiting time. After changing the time, Scan Disk starts counting from 4 seconds instead of the default 10 seconds.

Want to know more about this command, type the below command in the command prompt and press enter.


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