CHKDSK


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CHKDSKCheck Disk (MS-DOS)
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Before you adjust your SMARTDrive or set up a permanent swap file, Brennan suggests running CHKDSK, a defragmenting program that helps prevent corruption in the system by retrieving errant data.
First (and finally), there are commas to make reading the figures reported by CHKDSK easier, and second, there's a suggestion to try a new utility called SCANDISK.
External DOS commands such as CHKDSK and FORMAT must be in the directory you are using or in one listed in your path statement.
Network administrators who deploy Dell PCs with Seagate drives and Wave's management software can bypass many of the time-consuming steps required by software-based full disk encryption, such as verifying drive integrity by running CHKDSK, a process that can often take more than one hour.
You still will have access to all the external commands that came with your DOS package so you don't have to give up useful favorites like XCOPY and CHKDSK.
Network administrators who deploy Lenovo machines with Seagate drives and Wave's management software can bypass many of the time-consuming steps required by software encryption, such as the requirement to verify drive integrity by running CHKDSK, a process that can often take an hour or longer.
In the same manner, a computer virus is a chunk of code that can replicate itself and spread through systems immune to typical checking programs such as the Norton Utilities, CHKDSK, and similar programs that assume the universe is benign.
The user opts to utilize an operating system failure program such as CHKDSK, Mac Disk Utility or FSCK in order to remedy what he/she believes to be an operating error.
All conscientious DOS users should run CHKDSK periodically to clean up their hard disks and keep them in good running order.
It might simply be some clusters that get lost and you can recover them using the CHKDSK command in DOS.