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    Default Normal chkdsk and chkdsk /f the same?

    When rebooting XP Home, chkdsk kicks in automatically and scans my drives, correcting stuff as it goes.

    Does running cmd: chkdsk /f do anything different?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Normal chkdsk and chkdsk /f the same?

    /F Automatically Fix file system errors on the disk.

    /X Fix file system errors on the disk, (Win2003 and above)
    dismounts the volume first, closing all open file handles.

    /R Scan for and attempt Recovery of bad sectors.

    /V Display the full path and name of every file on the disk.

    /L:size NTFS only: change the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays the current log size and the drive type (FAT or NTFS).

    /C Skip directory corruption checks.

    /I Skip corruption checks that compare directory entries to the
    file record segment (FRS) in the volume's master file table (MFT)

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    Default Re: Normal chkdsk and chkdsk /f the same?

    Thanks for the list PCTek. However I'm not sure if that's anwered my question. When chkdsk runs after a reboot, does it apply any of items on your list by default? IOW, if not, then how does chkdsk fix things?
    Last edited by braindead; 24-03-2006 at 04:06 PM.
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    Default Re: Normal chkdsk and chkdsk /f the same?

    when chkdsk runs on startup, it runs as if you used the /f argument. If you run chkdsk manually, you have to specify the /f argument or it will run in read only mode

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    Default Re: Normal chkdsk and chkdsk /f the same?

    Aha! Thank you Greven!
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