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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:40 PM

Most of us a familiar with CHKDSK /f /r but I came across /P the other day and wonder how many use it, and when.

My research yielded the following:
"CHKDSK" is one of the more popular commands that you will come across in XP, 2000, and probably Vista. For boot problems you should always try the "CHKDSK /P" (Outside Operating System (Recovery Console) or "CHKDSK /F" (Within Operating System) option first before you go about reinstalling or repairing Windows.

If you run from Windows (Start/Run/CMD/OK) this command will prompt CHKDSK to run during the next reboot.

Other CHKDSK options can be found by typing "CHKDSK /?"

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CHKDSK /P does nothing...
The CHKDSK /P command is diagnostic only...it performs and exhaustive check of the drive, but does not make any changes to the drive. In otherwords, it doesn't fix anything.

Now, on the other hand, the CHKDSK /P /R will locate bad sectors and recover readable information.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:00 PM

As far as I know /P and /F are the same thing, except that /P is used outside windows (Recovery Console) and /F is used inside windows (Start > Run > "cmd").
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:18 PM

CHKDSK /P does nothing...
The CHKDSK /P command is diagnostic only...it performs and exhaustive check of the drive, but does not make any changes to the drive. In otherwords, it doesn't fix anything.

Now, on the other hand, the CHKDSK /P /R will locate bad sectors and recover readable information.

Good to know, thanks.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:24 PM

What Budapest stated...

Chkdsk p and chkdsk f Commands - http://www.windowsreinstall.com/articles/x...commandline.htm

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