scan disk HELP

paul2-0-0-2

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#1
how do i do the on XP to scan the hd to see if there's bad sectors and that and is it safe to do it in normal mode or do it in safe mode:rolleyes:
 
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allan

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You want to run chkdsk /r (which is a little more comprehensive than chkdsk /f). You enter the command from a command line (such as Start - Run) and the system will reboot and run from outside the Windows Interface. Therefor, there is no need to run it from safe mode.

As the above post says, MS reverted to checkdisk for XP - there is no scandisk.
 
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allan

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#7
Chkdsk /r locates bad sectors & recovers reliable information. It infers chkdsk /f

If you want a complete breakdown of all the switches, from a command line type: chkdsk /?
 

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