Does Windows XP have scandisk ?

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  1. SonyaM32

    SonyaM32 Registered Member

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    This computer is still pretty new, and I looked at start/all programs/accessories/system tools, and did not see scandisk. Does windows xp have scandisk ? If so, where is it ?
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    You need to actually approach it from the Properties... option on the disk(s) themselves. For example, if you double-click My Computer, right-click the disk drive and choose Properties... there is a tab where "Error Checking" is an option. That's scandisk.
     

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    SonyaM32 Registered Member

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    Thanx LowWaterMark, :D :D :D :D
     
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    I have learnt something as well, thanks :)
     
  5. Firecat

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    Another thing you can use the DOS-Like command prompt to scan your hard disk, just type chkdsk in the command prompt to only check for errors, and chkdsk/f to fix also.
     
  6. `mishimasan`

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    Cool, didn't know that. TBH I don't really know when I would use that but it's cool to know all the same. So how would you cancel a chkdsk in DOS? Exit?

    Also, you know the command to start a defragment in DOS? Not that I use Windows defragmenter...

    EDIT: whoah, using checkdisk in DOS is much faster than as the GUI application.... nice.
     
  7. Firecat

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    I dont think you can cancel chkdsk in DOS. You can defrag your hard disk in DOS by using the command 'defrag'. To have a detailed list of commands that can be used with this command type 'defrag/?'

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  8. fortknox

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    One question I have about checkdisk is why doesn't it run after a bad shutdown like scandisk would in 98/me? I'm using xp sp2. Thx.
     
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    I found that strange too. But when I manually checked for errors anyway it found none. But when I had FAT32 partitions it would check after bad shutdown.
     
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