6.2 Check Disk
Check Disk is an applet that will help you create and display a status report for your hard drive. The applet also lists and corrects error on the disk.
Similar to Windows CHKDSK, Check Disk has a list of parameters that help you perform various functions on your hard drive.
To use Check Disk:
- 1. In the Active@ Boot Disk shell, click Start > System > Check Disk.
The Check Disk Applet workspace will appear with a list of all hard drives in the Local Disks list.
- 2. To select a hard drive, select the check box next to the drive's name.
- 3. You can add parameters to the command:
- /F — If an error is encountered, Check Disk will fix the issue that causes the error.
- /V — On a FAT or FAT32 file system, the full path and name of every file is displayed. On NTFS file system, only cleanup messages are displayed.
- /R — Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.
- /I [NTFS only] — Performs a less vigorous check of indexes.
- /C [NTFS only] — Skips checking of cycles within the folder structure.
- On a FAT or FAT32 file system, you may specify an individual file to check. To do this, click Browse and choose the file from the Select File dialog box.
- 4. After you have selected a drive and parameters, click Add all marked disks. The chkdsk.exe command appears in the Command list along with the drive letter and all parameters.
- 5. To add another drive, repeat steps 2 to 4.
- 6. To remove a drive from the Command list, select it and click Delete command > Delete Current.
- 7. To remove all drives from the Command list, click Delete command > Delete All.
- 8. To run all commands in the Command list, click Execute. A DOS session appears.
- 9. Watch as the functions proceed.
After the command is complete, the DOS session closes.