CHKDSK


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CHKDSKCheck Disk (MS-DOS)
CHKDSKCheck Disk
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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.
The results of running CHKDSK after loading DOS 6.2, deleting the remains of DOS 6.0 with the DELOLDOS command, deleting the STEPUP files, and running MemMaker are presented in Figure 2.
APPEND.EXE BACKUP.EXE COMP.EXE DISKCOMP.EXE EDLIN.EXE MEM.EXE RESTORE.EXE ATTRIB.EXE CHKDSK.EXE DEBUG.EXE DISCOPY.EXE FORMAT.COM MODE.COM XCOPY.EXE (DOS 5.0 or later)
For example, an attachment virus could attach itself to the CHKDSK utility or to Lotus 1-2-3 and the virus would become active whenever the utility is used.
Useful commands in the autoexec file include FASTOPEN, VERIFY, CHKDSK, ASSIGN, and RAM-DISK.
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. But you no longer have to live with such miserable, half-done utilities as MORE and TYPE.
IBM (and compatible) computers primarily utilize MS-DOS as an operating system, a combination of external disk-based programs, such as chkdsk.exe and format.exe, and interal ROM-based programs, such as copy, del, and dir.
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.
One of the essential commands found in DOS is CHKDSK, pronounced check disk." 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.
The combination of drivers and the operating system actually reduced available memory (check with CHKDSK) below the 575 kilobyte minimum.
Always monitor the number of "bad sectors" your hard drive or boot diskette has during your boot sequence [4] by performing the CHKDSK command and including that information in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in a manner similar to the example in #3 above.