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CHKDSK

Discussion in 'A+' started by robbo1962, May 17, 2007.

  1. robbo1962

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    Hi all, CHKDSK was an external DOS program that checked for discrepencies between the FAT and clusters, this was replaced by SCANDISK (although it reappears in 2000/XP). I have read that you should never run CHKDSK in 9x or Me, could anyone tell me what would happen if you did or if anyone has ever done this?
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    where did your read that you should never run chkdsk in 9x? as you already know what it does
     
  3. robbo1962

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    I am currently reading the DOS section in Exam Cram 2, it states that you should'nt run CHKDSK in 9x or Me. (pg 563), but it does'nt say what will happen if you do.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    unless if there are other issues with the drive itself... i cant see why they say that... maybe they will explain later in the chapter, which i found happens quite often
     
  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    That's not exactly true, you can't run Chkdisk inside windows because it always reboots and runs from dos in Real mode not protected mode.

    8)

    Hmm I have got exam cram book which page is it on?
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    its on page 563, i think he's referring to running it in DOS
     
  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Aaah, thanks mate, I guess it because Win98 /Me run on FAT unlike win2k/xp which run on NTFS?:blink
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    2k/xp can also run on FAT32, it depends on which file system you use for the drive. The way i see it if it should not run chkdsk on 9x, why would m$ have it on the later os's aswell... I think that its a typo in the book...

    Cheeks (waiting for a more definate answer *hint hint people*
     
  9. robbo1962

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    has anyone ever done this without having a problem?
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    yes - loads of times, back in the 20th century...
     
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    But further on in the books it starts it's not the same as the dos version of CHKDSK and runs from system recovery. page 790
     
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  12. Raffaz

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    I thought scandisk was used in pre NT systems for windows.

    I also remember a bug in older versions of DOS that caused corruption when using CHKDSK so maybe its referring to that.
     
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