How do I scandisk a floppy disk using XP home?

  [DELETED] 17:26 30 Mar 2006

Hi all, I'm off to a friends dads to check out his HD so I thought I'd format and scandisk/chkdsk a few floppy discs to take with me so that I could download the HD diagnostic programme from the makers website once I was on his pc.

As I'd got a few old floppy disks I want to use them for the job, I've formatted them and I'd like to check them out for any bad sectors. After the format there was no list showing space available/ bad sectors how can I check for them using XP?

Thanks for all help given,


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:36 30 Mar 2006

My computer - right click floppy drive - select properties - select tools

Also View click Status bar.

  [DELETED] 18:00 30 Mar 2006

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\, I must have been having a 'mellow moment'. I couldnt remember how to do this for the life of me, even though I use it on C:\

I'll start another posting because I want to ask about free diagnostic programs aswel.

Thanks again for your very prompt help,

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