At our tech shop, we have 2 PCs set up for doing offline virus scanning, disk checking, etc. One PC runs Windows XP (and has an IDE controller available), and the other is running Windows 8. That is not the issue though
The issue is that when I put in a hard drive that has bad blocks, or something wrong with the file system, Windows 8 will automatically run a
CHKDSK, with no prompt to cancel, meaning I have to wait even longer to try to get an image of the drive. Why is this an issue? Because sometimes
CHKDSK can kill a hard drive's file system. It has happened to me a couple times, which put me in the habit of imaging first, checking later. Therefore, the question is, how can I disable the automatic
CHKDSK for secondary hard drives on bootup in Windows 8?