Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ludlo, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. ludlo

    ludlo OSNN Addict

    How do I run scandisk in xp prof?
  2. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    I dont think Scandisk is built into WinXP.

    You can run it while XP is booting but I dont know what keys need to be pushed durring the boot. All I know is that XP has run scandisk before while I was booting just to keep my disks in working order.

    Try going to the Help center built into XP and searching for Scandisk.
  3. woody1832

    woody1832 Guest

    doubleclick my computer right click on the drive you want to scandisk select properties then select tools then error checking select auto fix then start

    to autofix computer needs to reboot
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    Scan disk has been replaced with CHKDSK
    start / run - CHKDSK
    for help
    start / run - CHKDSK /?

    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
    /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

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

    Understanding What CHKDSK Does

  5. ludlo

    ludlo OSNN Addict

  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york

    open my computer, highlight the drive, right ckick
  7. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Yea, do what he said.

    Right click on the drive, go to properties/tools, and select Scan Disk.
  8. U2Penn

    U2Penn U2Penn

    In the mire.
    before i got my new computer with XP i was wondering how long it's gonna take to do a thorough scan disk with a 120 gig hard drive. thank God there's no thorough scan disk with would have taken forever!