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Old 05-09-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hello again!

The first time I tried to scan disk my PC with XP SP2, it said that a 'f' parameter was missing or disabled and so scandisk couldnt start.

I phoned Microsoft and they gave me steps at how to enable this 'f' parameter and so enable scandisk to work.

Could you please send me the steps to do this again, as a friend of mine needs this done and I didnt write these steps down on paper.

Many thanks
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Old 05-09-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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do you think we work for Microsoft ... lol

Its just the way you said it sorry
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Old 05-09-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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ok here you go:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...s/ipsecmd.mspx

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i think i have taken you to the wrong site ........... sorry
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Old 05-10-2005, 12:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Scandisk capability on XP

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Hello again!

The first time I tried to scan disk my PC with XP SP2, it said that a 'f' parameter was missing or disabled and so scandisk couldnt start.

I phoned Microsoft and they gave me steps at how to enable this 'f' parameter and so enable scandisk to work.

Could you please send me the steps to do this again, as a friend of mine needs this done and I didnt write these steps down on paper.

Many thanks
Ok mate do this....

1) go to my computer and right click on your C drive, Properties /go to tools...then scandisc.

2) Set it so that it does a scan on the next bootup, then just reboot your computer and it will do it's job.
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:38 AM   #5
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Default Um...

It's chkdsk not scandisk.
The proper instruction is> chkdsk /f
Note the space between the chkdsk and the /f. It's suppost to be there. Run this from > start> run> chkdsk /f
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:49 PM   #6
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I know how to run scan disk Ive done so countless times before.

And there IS a scandisk; youre giving me the DOS version (chkdsk) which i have also done before, when i had no choice.

The steps Mircrosoft gave to me, were no where near complicated; they were some steps taken in certain programs in Windows that i have forgotten.

But my friends laptop does have scandisk activated.

Thanks for your inputs
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Full details of the chkdsk.exe switches here...

http://www.ss64.com/nt/chkdsk.html
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:14 PM   #8
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chkdsk /r assumes f with the additional fix bad sectors. Run it from the recovery console on the boot. Much more effective.
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