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    Star Lounger
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    chk disk (xp home)

    Quick simple question <G>
    I am slightly <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> confused about chkdisk..I do this manually by the way. I do not have it scheduled.
    The way I do it now is I tick the "automatically fix file system errors" and run it...the "scan for and attempt etc. etc." I have some confusion on this one. At present, I run each separately. Is this ok or should I run them together or What??? I am also not certain on how often I should do this? I have read where some do it weekly and some monthly. I spend way to much time on this computer, <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> and when I had 98, I used to scan disk and defrag weekly(with nortons SW 2000). I have diskeeper lite now and it pops up every couple days. The defrag. I am not concerned with. Thats it, done with my babble. Patiently await your answer. Many thanks. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: chk disk (xp home)

    The number of times to run chkdsk manually is a time frame that each individual user will set on their own preferences, unless you suspect there is a problem with your HD. I personally run it on a "when I think of it" basis, but around every week or so.
    As to the two options, usually the first one is fine for the routine checks. The second, (which takes MUCH longer to run) on a less frequent basis. ALL based on if this is a routine check or a troubleshooting check. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>


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