Last updated: 8/22/02
Q. Where does one find the equivalent
of the Windows 9x/Me scandisk in Windows 2000?
A. Well, it's not in Start,
All Programs, Accessories, System Tools...
From Windows: Right click My Computer, Manage, Storage,
Disk Management, right-click C:, Properties, Tools, Check
Now, Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors...
From the Command Prompt: If in Windows, shut-down and Start
back up. Press F8 as Windows is about to boot, Choose
the Safe Mode with Command Prompt, if a second menu appears
choose the operating system and press Return to boot to Windows
2000. Then use a variation of da ol' DOS chkdsk command...
C:\>chkdsk /f /r
...will fix the C: drive/volume, if possible, do a surface
scan, and attempt to recover data. You may be prompted
to restart to kill any processes before it will run. The
scan can take a long time.
does one find the equivalent of the Windows 9x/Me scandisk
in Windows XP?
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