how to use CHKDSK

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by apu95, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    i was trying to defrag with diskeeper but it told me that there had been an error and that i should run chkdsk and then defrag.
    so i went to run and typed in chkdsk and the program started running, but it said that it was running in write protection mode. my question is, what are the parameters i should type in so the chkdsk program can do its thing?

    thx, Apu
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you tried right clicking on the drive from windows explorer, choosing properties/tools?
     
  3. rettahc

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    Here's the chkdsk switches

    CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]]


    volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
    mount point, or volume name.
    filename FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentation
    .
    /F Fixes errors on the disk.
    /V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file
    on the disk.
    On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
    /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
    (implies /F).
    /L:size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified number
    of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current
    size.
    /X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.
    All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid
    (implies /F).
    /I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
    /C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
    structure.

    The /I or /C switch reduces the amount of time required to run Chkdsk by
    skipping certain checks of the volume.