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« on: January 14, 2003, 02:47:09 AM »

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Operating System Version:Windows XP
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I cannot locate the scandisk file by searching the file using scandisk and the file cannot be found in Start/Accessories/system tools also.  Have I lost the program?

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2003, 03:03:25 PM »

There is no "Scandisk" in WinXP, it is the "chkdsk" utility and can be accessed by right clicking your C: drive and selecting properties, then go to the "Tools" tab and click "Check Now" in the "Error Checking" section. The utility usually asks you to reboot and will run before WinXP loads.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2003, 12:23:32 PM »

Better still just do a search for CHKDSK.EXE and then create a shortcut for it on your desktop.

Pick a groovey icon for it, say the old scandisk icon from cool32.dll.

Rename the shortcut to Scandisk and you have the old scandisk back again.

Don't forget to go into the properties dialog box for the shortcut and add the /f command else chkdsk will only run in read only mode.

There, no more of this "XP does not have it talk"

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2003, 02:13:13 PM »

Thanks for both reply.

Rghasenohr,

How to pick an icon and how to add the f/command?

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2003, 07:52:19 AM »

right click on an icon and then select properties.

include  /f after the link to the program

eg      c:\windows\command\chkdsk.exe /f

then select change icon........have fun

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2003, 02:26:03 AM »

Berty,

The path to my  chkdsk file is as follows "c:\windows\system32\chkdsk". I typed in the name together with the "/f" as advised.  However, the path is not valid.  Is it because the windows directory is protected and cannot be changed?

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2003, 04:51:47 AM »


Hey there Honky,

The Peoples Democratic Republic of Communist China, now that's sarcasm!

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Just do an internal search for chkdsk, copy the whole line c:\windows\system32\chkdsk

then paste into 'run' or DOS cammand line and add, a space, /f on the end of it.

eg:  c:\windows\system32\chkdsk /f

or try c:\windows\system32\chkdsk c: /f

then answer 'yes' on the nest reboot.

simple.

Having trouble still, OK then tell me how it goes tommorrow.

Berty (running dog)
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