Surface scan


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M and D

Right-click on drive - Properties - Tools - Error Checking - Check Now - Scan for and attempy recovery of bad sectors.

Steven
 
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Guest

Maybe I should make myself clear. I know how to run scandisk, I even know how
to run chkdsk in DOS mode on XP and have it fix errors. What I DON'T know is
that either of those options actually scans the physical drive for bad
sectors. With 98 it would take a long time to scan the surface, under XP it
doesn't take nearly as long and I have a larger hard drive, so how do I get
XP to scan the physical surface of my drives or does it do it automatically?
 
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use chkdsk /f at the command prompt. for hard disks though you may have to go
into the recovery console to do so.
 

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