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    Scandisk (Windows XP Home)

    I was looking through XP for scandisk or equivalent and could not find it. Does it exist and how do I gain access to it.

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    Re: Scandisk (Windows XP Home)

    It exists. You can access it from a command prompt (Start - Run - CMD) by entering CHKDSK, or you can right-click on any drive in My Computer, select properties, and then look on the Tools tab.

    Keep in mind that some operations with the XP version will not happen until you reboot - any drive where there is exclusive access (such as the paging file's drive) is one such example.
    -Mark

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    Re: Scandisk (Windows XP Home)

    In XP it's now back to the "old" CHKDSK. If you check the help system, there should be plenty in there about syntax and such.

    Al

    P.S. Sorry, I didn't see your reply, Mark.....

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    Re: Scandisk (Windows XP Home)

    Hello Mark
    I tried "chkdsk" in the "DOS" window in XP. It reported errors so I used "chkdsk/f" when XP booted up it checked my drive and reported no errors. I had to read fast as the screen disappeared quickly. I then tried "chkdsk" again and it reported errors. I tried this several times using chkdsk/f and then running "chkdsk" in XP and still "chkdsk" in XP reports errors but at bootup there are no errors reported.

    Is this a bug in 'Chkdsk"

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    Re: Scandisk (Windows XP Home)

    The "Chkdsk" at boot-up is different to that run when running XP. See:
    An Explanation of the New /C and /I Switches That Are Available to Use with Chkdsk.exe (Q314835)
    for more info.

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