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Question about Windows XP Run console


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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:32 AM

Hi.

Is it possible to order "check all drives for errors on next reboot" through Windows XP Run console? Is there such a command?

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Edited by rhino1366, 25 March 2011 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:01 PM

Hmm... I can't find it.

Is there an applicable command for Windows XP Run console that will reboot my PC and scan all drives for errors?

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

No, each partition must be set up individually...but you can run the command for each partition so that the scans will be done sequentially.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

I have a question re running chkdsk w/ either /f or /r. Will you always get the message that a file is open and chkdsk will be run on the next startup because a windows' file will always be open if windows is loaded? There doesn't seem to be a way to schedule chkdsk to run at startup unless running it w/ /f or /r always means it gets scheduled to run the next boot.
I read you can use sfutil to flag the disk as dirty so that chkdsk [autochck] runs at the next boot. You can't set parameters that way tho. Does authochk always include both the /f & /r functions or just the /f?
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:38 PM

autocheck runs with the /f switch

And you will only get the message that checkdisk needs to run on the next boot when you run it on the system partition. It needs exclusive access to all files when it runs and obviously that can't happen when you are booted to the OS. Other partitions will allow checkdisk to run without a reboot.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

Thanks Allan,

I only have a one partition, one hdd pc so I meant running chkdsk on the system partition. So chkdsk only runs on the system partition in read only mode w/in windows and if you use either /f or /r in the command line or check repair in the system hdd > properties tool it will schedule itself [or Autochk] to run at the next boot. I just wanted to be sure if I ran chckdsk w/ /f or /r it wouldn't start running w/in windows. MS articles say IF a file is opened on the system partition you will get the message chkdsk will run at next boot. I was pretty sure if windows is loaded some file chckdsk checks would be considered opened, but I'm not always sure of the terminology as used.
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