Windows 10 To skip disk checking, press any key in # seconds


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I have been getting this on every start up. It checks my C drive which is an SSD. I let it run the check multiple times but it runs a few seconds and i get to log in screen. Also, checking disk and repair from properties>Tools>ErrorChecking says it found errors, but the Repair still doesn't take long and repairs nothing. I tried running command prompts to check my disk and they are contradicting each other(i guess?).
it says my drive is dirty but running disk check gives me no bad reports.

C:\Windows\system32>fsutil dirty query C:
Volume - C: is Dirty

C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Windows-SSD.

WARNING! /F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
600576 file records processed.
File verification completed.
10451 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
1153 reparse records processed.
769810 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
1153 reparse records processed.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.
84618 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
38243816 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.

Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.

248751103 KB total disk space.
224225360 KB in 344755 files.
218512 KB in 84619 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
716735 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
23590496 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
62187775 total allocation units on disk.
5897624 allocation units available on disk.
In order to clear the "dirty" message without the use of chkdsk you will have to move all your data from that drive, format it, and then move it back. This is an extremely lengthy process though, and may not be worth it if you're not getting any errors other than the "skip disk checking" message on startup
I would replace a disk that gets errors specially when the number of errors increases. Its a sure sign that it is close to end of life.
The dirty bit doesn't necessarily mean the disk is bad, it just means the disk is in an inconsistent state such being removed or powered down in properly. Run chkdsk C: /F and reboot and it should be cleared even if it doesn't find any errors.

You can also use a disk editor and locate the dirty bit and just change it to a zero although this is a bit riskier and you can easily make your disk unbootable if you edit the wrong data.