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#1 ziegfried


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 07:23 PM

what happens when scan disk stops halfway thru?

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 08:13 PM

Run ScanDisk in Safe mode.
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:07 AM

Hold the Ctrl key down when your computer starts up and select Command Prompt Only from the DOS menu. Then you can Scandisk in DOS just as good, just type Scandisk it will also do a full disk scan faster then Windows can. :thumbsup:


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Posted 28 January 2007 - 01:46 AM

. . . and from the command prompt, you can use switches to control what scandisk does.

nosave = don't bother to save lost chains (you won't be able to figure out anything to do with them anyway.)

autofix = automatically fix errors.

surface = scan the entire surface of the drive. Takes quite a while, but verifies the integrity of your hard disk.

So, in order to use all the above options, you would start the computer in command prompt only mode, then type:

scandisk /nosave /autofix /surface

If you don't want to do all of them, then leave off what you don't want. Make sure to leave a space before the slash.

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