Re: how can i start scan disk in windows xp



NobodyMan
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
On Tue, 10 May 2005 14:34:44 -0400, "Richard Urban"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>You can't, as it doesn't exist. But you can start chkdsk - the drive
>checking that has been supplied with all versions of NT since its inception!
>
>Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt
>
>Type chkdsk C: to check drive C
>Type chkdsk /? for help and instructions
>
>But you can't start/run scandisk!

This won't work, as the OP noted that Windows won't start. He could,
however, boot to the CD and access the Recovery Console, then try from
there. Will chkdsk work in Recovery Console? I've never tried it but
it should.

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
chkdsk works fine within the recovery console. Note that the switches are
different. type chkdsk /? to view the options.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
news:ffp281t005cv87vnd3fstp0o4d2ouquc8n@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 10 May 2005 14:34:44 -0400, "Richard Urban"
> <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>You can't, as it doesn't exist. But you can start chkdsk - the drive
>>checking that has been supplied with all versions of NT since its
>>inception!
>>
>>Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt
>>
>>Type chkdsk C: to check drive C
>>Type chkdsk /? for help and instructions
>>
>>But you can't start/run scandisk!
>
> This won't work, as the OP noted that Windows won't start. He could,
> however, boot to the CD and access the Recovery Console, then try from
> there. Will chkdsk work in Recovery Console? I've never tried it but
> it should.
>

NobodyMan
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Thanks. I've never had to use chkdsk in Recovery Console - but now I
know!

On Tue, 10 May 2005 22:13:17 -0400, "Richard Urban"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>chkdsk works fine within the recovery console. Note that the switches are
>different. type chkdsk /? to view the options.
>
>--
>Regards,
>
>Richard Urban
>
>aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
>If you knew as much as you think you know,
>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>news:ffp281t005cv87vnd3fstp0o4d2ouquc8n@4ax.com...
>> On Tue, 10 May 2005 14:34:44 -0400, "Richard Urban"
>> <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>You can't, as it doesn't exist. But you can start chkdsk - the drive
>>>checking that has been supplied with all versions of NT since its
>>>inception!
>>>
>>>Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt
>>>
>>>Type chkdsk C: to check drive C
>>>Type chkdsk /? for help and instructions
>>>
>>>But you can't start/run scandisk!
>>
>> This won't work, as the OP noted that Windows won't start. He could,
>> however, boot to the CD and access the Recovery Console, then try from
>> there. Will chkdsk work in Recovery Console? I've never tried it but
>> it should.
>>


Re: how can i start scan disk in windows xp