How to Run Chkdsk in Windows XP


Chkdsk, short for check disk, is a command on computer that displays the file system integrity status of hard disks and can fix logical file system errors. To run Chkdsk, you must log in as administrator first.

How to run Chkdsk at the command prompt in Windows XP

step 1
Click Start and click Run.

step 2
Type cmd in Open bar and press enter.

step 3
To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, type Chkdsk and then press enter; To repair errors withoue scanning the volume for bad sectors, type chkdsk volume:/f at the command prompt; To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.

Note: If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, the following message will display:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.


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