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#1 not_anyone


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:07 AM

I need to check a hard drive that has no windows program, it has dos. Can I find a program that will run in dos to check my hard drive. I have found a few programs but the require windows to use. And where would I post a question about bios. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:14 AM

What kind of check do you need to do on your hard drive? If you want to run a diagnostic test you can normally download one of these from the website of the drive manufacturer. It won't matter if the disk has Windows, DOS or anything else on it. You could also try using a UBCD, which has several drive diagnostic tools on it.

As for the BIOS question, you can ask in the Hardware forum.

Edit: Added link to UBCD.

Edited by Budapest, 15 October 2007 - 08:15 AM.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:42 AM

I agree with Budapest on downloading a diagnostic utility from your drive manufacturer. You could also use the scandisk utility built into DOS from version 6.2.

More details found here. http://www.computerhope.com/software/scandisk.htm

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 09:49 AM

If it is a true DOS machine, I believe that it uses chkdsk instead of scandisk. (been a long time since I used dos) :thumbsup:

At the c: prompt type: chkdsk /f

This does the same thing as scandisk in windows.

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