Some users contacted me and told they received this error message again and again when starting up the computer or trying to launch a certain application. But they do not know what to do so as to make the computer run properly. Just take it easy if you are facing with autochk.exe application error, here you will get solutions to troubleshoot and solve it quickly.
To learn how to fix autochk.exe error, first you should know that it is a process belonging to Microsoft IntelliType, a tool that usually used if you have a Microsoft brand keyboard to provide enhancements to the way the keyboard works, and to ensure the correct functionality of the media buttons on the keyboard.
How to Fix
1. Disable background programs
Most of the time, the intense games such as Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Team Fortress 2 need a large amount of system’s resources to load or run properly. Having too many background applications running while you are trying to install/play games will most of the time result in the game engine competing for system resources with other running applications/processes. When there are not enough system resources available for the game to utilize, you will come to the chance to get the game crashing issues together with the “autochk.exe has stopped working” error messages. To always smoothly run your desired programs, it is highly suggested that you can press Alt+Ctrl+Delete to open the Task Manager and quit some unneeded background applications or processes. By the way, you’d better disable some useless system startup items to free up more available system resources.
2. Deal with anti-virus programs
Some anti-virus or anti-spyware software such as Norton/Symantec, AVG, Avast, Spyware Doctor and Nod32 are confirmed to cause APP crashes with Source engine games. Hence, if you have such products installed on the computer, to solve autochk.exe system error you still need to disable your anti-virus and/or security software to see whether the problem has been solved or not. If not, you may consider completely uninstalling these applications until an update is released available by the anti-virus software developer to solve such compatibility issues. By the way, virus infections are always the main causes of many computer errors just like autochk.exe application and computer slowness. So, it is highly recommended that you can let your antivirus program running in the background all the time to realtime block and fix computer threats.
3. Finally, take a few minutes to check and fix Windows registry errors. Vulnerable registry stores all the system settings and data on the computer to more effectively controls the proper running of the computer. However, as you add/delete folders, install & uninstall programs, the registry will get corrupted and full with lots of invalid entries, which will generate different kinds of errors to the computer. So when the two methods above do not help to fix the autochk.exe error on your computer, there must be something wrong with your Windows registry. Running a registry cleaner utility to detect and fix all error will have the error settled in minutes. Besides, the whole process is automatic and will be done within minutes.