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Chkdsk -- Use command line or 'Tools' dialog box?

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#1 GoshenBleeping


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

What is the best way (not really sure what I mean by "best") to check file systems for errors?
(1) Run chkdsk from command line? --OR--

(2) Use the "Check now..." option in the drive's Properties dialog box?

Does #2 do the same operation as #1, or are there differences?

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

(1) Run chkdsk from command line?

Hi -
I always use the Elevated Command Prompt (see directions at start of Windows 7 area).
Then I just type chkdsk /r and click enter.
Next you need the system to Reboot and sit down for about 1 hour and watch the screen -

My version - Regards -

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

Running chkdsk /r from the command prompt...is the same as going through My Computer/Drive/Properties/Tools and putting checks in both boxes (scan for...automatically fix) in Windows.

Same result, a 5-point check of the partition/drive.


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