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#1 mr.nick

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:49 PM

Is using chkdsk /f as effective as chkdsk /f /r

I work in a pc repair shop and they only use the /f switch.
I always personally used both switches /f /r .
I know the /r increase the time dramatically when using chkdsk.
So I'm asking is it worth using the /r everytime?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

/r includes everything that /f does plus it checks for, and attempts to repair, bad sectors.

I, personally, usually do /r just to be thorough.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:03 PM

SO the /f Switch does Not Try to repair bad sectors what so ever.
I know it will show you if you have bad sectors but just not repair them correct?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:15 PM

I believe that /f will NOT detect bad sectors. I'm not 100% sure though.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:05 AM

I work in a pc repair shop and they only use the /f switch.

This is an excellent article: Read what it has to say about chkdsk.

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http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Data_Recovery
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