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Running chkdisk

by slybo / February 4, 2010 9:51 PM PST

I want to run chkdisk by going to my computer and right clicking on c drive, going to tools and then checking automaticly fix file system errors. But for some reason it seems I heard that you must have the original xp disk. My question is do I need the original disk that was used to install xp on my computer to run chkdisk?

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No, you don't.
by Kees Bakker / February 4, 2010 10:04 PM PST
In reply to: Running chkdisk

For some reasons it seems you heard wrong.

Kees

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Thanks
by slybo / February 4, 2010 10:12 PM PST
In reply to: No, you don't.

Thank you for the quick replay. Do not remember where I heard that but you know how it goes you hear a lot of things that are not true.

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What you probably heard was that CHKDSK could be ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 5, 2010 3:38 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

run from the Recovery Console which required the bootable installation disk.

Lacking the installation CD you can still access the Recovery Console by downloading the Installation boot files for floppy drive or even handier by making use of ComboFix to offer you a boot menu to boot to the Recovery Console (VERY HANDY for those without installation media).

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

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