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Where can I find info on running chkdsk on my windows PC?

Thanks much.


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On 6/22/2012 11:25 AM, Dave wrote:
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Run "Help and Support" from the Start Menu and then type in 'chkdsk' and
press return.

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God!  SIMPLE!  Thank you so much.  I do appreciate the help.


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Dave wrote:
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The options for CHKDSK, vary a bit from situation to situation.

1) CHKDSK in the running OS.
2) CHKDSK from the recovery console.
3) CHKDSK adds a few options, in the more modern OSes.

The web will have more information on some of the differences.

To check for differences yourself (i.e. to get a hint to help
yourself), try

    chkdsk /?

if you're using the command line version. The command line version
in the regularly running OS, is different than the command line
version running from Recovery Console.

If I do that right now, on my running WinXP machine, this is the
text it dumps on the screen.

Checks a disk and displays a status report.

CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]]

   volume          Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
                   mount point, or volume name.
   filename        FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for
   /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.

CHKDSK can even vary from one OS to the next. The CHKDSK in Win2K, might
have different options than the CHKDSK in Windows 7. Again, using the
web or the /? thing may help you there.

If CHKDSK is scheduled on C:\ and runs at bootup, the screen may flash
and the test results disappear from view. In cases where the CHKDSK
output is transient, you can check the Event Viewer, and the results
are listed in there.

The last time I did that (before my repair install), I went to
Settings : Control Panel , clicked the Administrative Tools, selected
Event Viewer, clicked the Application entry on the left, then looked
at the topmost "Winlogon" event on the right. Double clicking on
that gave me:

9:35:06 PM

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is FAT32.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Volume Serial Number is 492A-AC63
      76089312 KB total disk space.
       5286496 KB in 952 hidden files.
        467200 KB in 14496 folders.
      45415776 KB in 183374 files.
      24919808 KB are available.

         32768 bytes in each allocation unit.
       2377791 total allocation units on disk.

By doing a repair install, I've now lost that old report.

At least that run was clean at the time.


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My God, *thank you* for all tis information.  It is MUCH appreciated.


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