check disk in xp

  Ikelos 11:57 31 Mar 2006
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hi, each time i start xp i get an error message telling me to run "check disk" it is not written like that, but i think that is what it means, can you tell me where to find it..

thanks

  johnnyrocker 11:59 31 Mar 2006

if you have the xp disc go to start/run and type in sfc /scannow insert disk when it asks for it, type exactly as i have written.


johnny.

  rawprawn 12:01 31 Mar 2006

Open the command prompt(in accessories) Type
CHKDSK /f (watch the space between CHKDSK and /)
hit enter. your computer will tell you it can't do it while it is running and ask if you want to do it next boot type "y" and hit enter then reboot.

  Ikelos 12:07 31 Mar 2006

thank you both, i ran sfc /scannow yester day and it made no differnce, in fact it seems worse, so i will try the second post, i will report back

thanks

  rdave13 12:08 31 Mar 2006

Start > my computer > right click local disk (C:) > properties > tools > click check now tab. Tick box for automatically fix files system errors.

  Ikelos 12:25 31 Mar 2006

thank all, beats me where you guys get all the knowledge from, anyway, ran it as rawprawn post then as Rdave13, and it rebotted without an error, so i will now wait for the nexr cols start and see what happens..

thanks to the 3 of you..

  Ikelos 12:26 31 Mar 2006

cols should read cold.....

  rawprawn 13:53 31 Mar 2006

"Cold start" should make no difference, I'm glad you are sorted

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